Larken Rose - one day delayed, an Independence Day essay to end all Independence Day essays. The Declaration of Independence has been forgotten in Amerika, land on its knees and home of the slave. But hey, we've got our iPhones and our wide-screen televisions. Let's keep on fiddling while America burns.
What is it we are celebrating? Independence? Independence from what? We rejoice at having thrown off a tyrant who taxed us at an average of two to three percent, in order to establish new tyrants who tax us at over fifty percent. Having been thoroughly indoctrinated into the insane notion that "our" government supports liberty and justice for all, we schizophrenically condemn the actions of King George III, while remaining silent about the far more intrusive, oppressive, unjust actions of the current tyrants we mislabel as "representatives.
The ideals which drove the American Revolution are stone dead in the hearts and minds of the American people, who have been trained to view subservience and obedience as virtues. The following are the words of a current leading contender for the Presidency: "Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do" (Rudy Giuliani). And millions would vote for him."