One of the problems with getting past your sixth decade is that, like it or not, the world as you know it is no longer in force. The children and the children of their children have actively repainted the canvas. This may go as far as the fabric and culture of neighborhoods that were once intimately familiar being now foreign and inhospitable. Considering that the apex of society is actively refashioning the latest exponent of the workplace into a global penitentiary replete with 24/7 surveillance and rapid response operatives both robotic and not, it is easy to wonder if one has a place within this regimented form of serfdom. After all, what does one have to offer the world in their later years but the knowledge of their life’s experience? And by the physical constitution of these times anything interruptive to the Globalist experience is considered both out of touch and subversive. Especially days like July 4th which celebrate the individual prerogative to choose to oppose the tyranny of former Global thinking empires run by the ancestors of the present pretenders to the throne of absolute power. So, the stamina to withstand the unprecedented shelling by the greatest navy of that time and today subsides into merely a schedule of local municipal fireworks displays almost grudgingly included with the latest ethnic violence in the poorer quarters of a journalistically disadvantaged metropolitan area.
The dirty little secret is that the same mercantile driven forces that occasioned the need for a protracted guerilla war in the northern hemisphere of the new world two hundred years previous have come back in recent decades with a vengeance to strip the wealth from every corner of the land down to the bare roots. Their organs of power have subsumed our governing institutions by colleges of paid functionaries who pretend the guise of public service for the benefit of the common citizen but then line their pockets as they carrying out destructive corporate agendas that benefit only the ‘too big to fail’. Their minions flood the nation with undesirable’s who only seek to self-servedly eat away at the cultural foundations so that power can be centralized to govern a world re-formated into a multiplicity of Bantustans. And all the time the collective ‘we’ are told to remain non-violent and cowed in the face of ever increasingly arbitrary punitive measures of governing that strip the dignity from individuals. Independence day is not the cardboard cutout of the onscreen musings of some outrageous bending by a big budget Hollywood extravaganza expressing an ultimate intent to form a one world global government. It is a reminder that there is a limit to everything that must be observed and ultimately upheld lest we as a culture all believe in nothing but greed and avarice to the living of earthly existence.