Of Patriotism and Fireworks

We were chatting about fireworks on Nextdoor.com and it’s long been my not so humble opinion that fireworks are really not the symbol of patriotism that we would like to think. The link above will take you to the page of comments where I put in my two cents below:

The 4th really isn’t what it seems to be. IMNSHO, we should be relegating it to the ash heap of our shameful history that involved stealing The Americas from the First Peoples and steam rolling their rights, as we began to assert our own rights to freedom from England. What we are really celebrating is the mass murder

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Sue Hirsch

Activist, Author, Secular Humanist, National of California, Wife, Mom, Daughter