Land of the Free?

This is the fourth of July, let’s celebrate America, let’s celebrate how homosexuals are demonized in churches, by the media, by movies, music and video games. Let’s celebrate trans people being shot at, sexually assaulted and belittled. Let’s celebrate decades of bombing other countries for their resources and acting shocked when resistant groups (or terrorist groups) try to make use leave their country alone. Let’s celebrate a country were poor and middle-class mom and dads don’t get to spend as much time with their children as they want. Let’s celebrate a country were becoming sick can bankrupt you and were the companies making these medicines can become billionaires. let’s celebrate millions of kids going without a meal or two a day. Let’s celebrate a society were a teenage African American kid can walk home with skittles and is murdered for “looking” suspicious, yet a portion of the population cheers his murder’s not guilty verdict.  And, let’s celebrate a country were the media can tell any lie, and we the public, fall for it, hook line and sinker.

Yes, we can be a good country and do good things, however, we still have a lot of work to do in order to reach a society we claim to be. Happy fourth everyone.

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