Thursday, July 4, 2024

Independence Day 2024

A picture of the American Flag, cropped showing some of its stars and stripes, red, white & blue

"Let us recognize this day we told a king to eff off and celebrate our commitment to handling our own affairs. Yeah, put down those tongs for a moment and ponder why so many are eager to shack up with one today."

Those words are ringing truer this year than last I'd say! 

On this 4th of July, 2024, I urge my American compatriots to eschew the barrage of vitriolic rhetoric and allow our Pale Rider to make it across the stream so he can safely dismount and hand the reins to his VP, where she may then appoint her successor. Any attempt at changing course now introduces far too many variables into the equation. 

“I do not allow myself to suppose that either the convention or the League have concluded to decide that I am either the greatest or best man in America, but rather they have concluded that it is not best to swap horses while crossing the river, and have further concluded that I am not so poor a horse that they might not make a botch of it in trying to swap.”  Abraham Lincoln

If there were ever a time one could presume a dark force at play, manipulating our fate, it would be the here and now. Can't trust the media, they have too much to gain by gluing everyone to their developing story as they orchestrate a profitable chaos. Can't trust the party chairs shuffling the deck, they both want to keep theirs stacked.

No, it's up to everyone to stand firm and "Hold the Line."

As much as a third party could be the answer to so many Americans' woes, unless the constitution is changed and a runoff election is added to the process between primary and general, those votes will forever remain spoilers. I have a feeling this would be a tough sell for both Democrats and Republicans as it would only make them ALL have to work harder. More work for voters, too, I might add.

But, if enough people rally for that change, maybe it could happen and finally put an end to the severe polarization plaguing this nation. If a small faction of the population was capable of reversing decades of progress, a larger one should be just as capable of paving a new path forward.

Have a safe and happy Independence Day.

Amanda Plummer as Honey Bunny, sticking up a restaurant in the Major Motion Picture: Pulp Fiction

Every last motherfucking one of ya!