Independence Day – Good Reads

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  1. Today is my favorite Holiday.

    We commemorate today that time in history a small percentage of an oppressed population started to systematically shoot members of an overbearing bureaucracy.

    And at no small cost, they won.

  2. With all respect BFH, there is a lot in this read that is Bruce Springsteen (B.S.):
    e.g.:
    – “Music in pop culture also presents patriotism,
    such as Bruce Springsteen’s song Born in the USA.” (Bwa-ha-ha!)

    – in the year year 1788: “The African people living in
    America, referred to as AFRICAN AMERICANS” (I think the term at the time was “negro”: http://grammarist.com/usage/african-american-black/)

    -“Every American has ancestry stretching back to another nation. It is this diversity that gives the United States the unique racial make-up that helps to drive patriotism. ” (HUH?)

  3. Greetings Meerkat Brzezinski,

    I begin by saying that I DO NOT WRITE B.S. My patriotism is not B.S.
    However, your criticisms are correct. In the rough draft of the essay the items you mention were not present. In typing the essay for posting, the creepy wordings smuggled themselves in without my noticing them.

    – Of, course Springsteen’s Born in the USA is a caustic anti-patriotic song. This is what I meant to say but I forgot to write anti-patriotic.

    – Negro slaves were negro slaves. Of course, nowadays we call people of African heritage African Americans.

    – The statement “It is this diversity that gives the United States the unique racial make-up that helps to drive patriotism. ” is not what was intended and it slipped by me in the proofing.
    I am of the opinion that racial diversity (heritage) is an impetus to each individual American citizen that supports each citizen in agreeing with the principles laid down in the Declaration of Independence. I have thus re-worded the statement to reflect my initial thought intention.
    I thank you for your attentive reading and your comments. If you are still interested, you will find a re-worded copy of the essay at The Complete Obama Timeline (http://thecompleteobamatimeline.com/) by the end of the day.
    Respectfully,
    Frederick William Dame

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