This holiday is all about patriotism. I've kind of gone beyond believing that our country is that much better or different than others, especially with its immigration issues.
nationalism means putting arbitrary boundaries across land which just
continues. Building fences might have uses, especially with livestock
which wanders. But the basic fact is that we don't really own the land,
we don't really have straight lines that surveyors make across a
landscape. It's all arbitrary and time limited. Blink into the future
another 300 years, or the past the same amount of time.
Americans have been dreaming our liberty and justice for all for only
240 or so years (since before our big Revolution). And it was exactly
for the same reasons other people are revolting against their
governments today...when the government no longer has the best interests
of the people in it's actions.
why I'm very interested in the Moral Monday demonstrations that the
NAACP is leading in Raleigh against a totally Republican
state-government which is making very biased decisions.
is democracy in action. This is what I will celebrate today. People
are saying what they believe to have their leadership listen. It no longer
works in our electoral system.