We just celebrated July the 4th in America, our Independence Day, and if you spend any time on social media you know there is a battle for the soul of that day happening in some circles in the nation.
In some groups, the competition seems to be who can me the MOST patriotic. Who can have the MOST traditional American holiday and proclaim the most pride in our nation? Who can look beyond the troubles of the day to see the fundamental good at the heart of America and celebrate with the most exuberance?
In other circles there seems to be a competition to see who can have the most woke 4th of July? Who can center indigenous people most profoundly? Who can hate fireworks the most? Who will be the first to post “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass? There’s a race to see who can demean the holiday the most and point out all the flaws that hound America. [Read More]