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Tue Jun 20, 2017, 08:57 PM

2 Weeks Till 4th of July. What A Travesty!

I've been seeing the "erstwhile American" flags pop up in stores. I've been watching people lug in their new barbecues. I can't help but feel completely nauseated by it all. There is nothing to celebrate because all that we celebrated in the past has been sold to Russia and the GOP. There is nothing left to be proud of. The dream that was America is dead. All that remains is a Russian satellite state.

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Reply 2 Weeks Till 4th of July. What A Travesty! (Original post)
ProudLib72 Jun 2017 OP
MFM008 Jun 2017 #1
angstlessk Jun 2017 #2
Danmel Jun 2017 #7
angstlessk Jun 2017 #8
Zoonart Jun 2017 #3
SoCalMusicLover Jun 2017 #4
Boxerfan Jun 2017 #5
bdamomma Jun 2017 #6
ProudLib72 Jun 2017 #9
Fluke a Snooker Jun 2017 #10
ProudLib72 Jun 2017 #11

Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 08:59 PM

1. As long

As that fat bastard is in Washington DC I'm living in France in my head.

Viva LA France!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 09:00 PM

2. Try some borscht for the 4th

Very russian!

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 09:31 PM

7. Not a fan of borscht

But blinis and vodka work!

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Response to Danmel (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 09:34 PM

8. Hell yes, Vodka!

I say, since trump...we are now russia sans the vodka...I prefer the vodka!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 09:02 PM

3. I feel the same way

Check out my DU entry from 2012
ONCE I HAD A GARDEN

https://www.democraticunderground.com/101634652

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 09:04 PM

4. America Can Go Fuck Itself

 

Shove that 4th Of July Flag up your Ass! To hell with patriotism.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 09:16 PM

5. Yeah this year is a non celebration...

I have kids & we try to make our own little celebration every year. Buying Chinese fireworks we can't really afford at a store that is keyed to offshore products....Yeah go Merica fuck NO....

Not this year...

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 09:19 PM

6. would be great

if we had another all out protest that day, people power should not be viewed as a negative.

Get America Back

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 10:30 PM

9. My first thought on posting was to ask if anyone knew of a protest

Yes, it would be great.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 05:05 PM

10. We should use the holidy to advance our Democratic agenda globally

 

We should use the holiday not to celebrate the overwhelmingly-white oppressive attributes of our country's shame, but instead to promote the transformation of America to integrate with other countries in an overall progressive movement. We need to negate the concept of "statehood" and "nationalism" and instead introduce a holiday to migrate our current heavily-damaged Constitutional cesspool to a more inclusive, global democracy, where everyone in the world has a vote for anything. The key is to ensure we resist the GOP at EVERY turn.

In short, celebrating the past is, well, passe. Celebrate the integration into a truly global society that de-emphasizes US-centric colonialism and distributes our assets and wealth to everyone. THAT would be a holiday worth celebrating!

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Response to Fluke a Snooker (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 05:43 PM

11. That is the danger of July 4th

It's a celebration of nationalism. Growing up, it was harmless fun with a fireworks display. Now it has taken on a much deeper relevance. It can (and undoubtedly will) mean a celebration of isolationist nationalism for the masses of tRump supporters across the country. The right wingers cannot grasp the concept of taking pride in your country as it is part of a global community. For them there can be no sharing of ideas, money, commodities, or people across our borders. For America to be great again, it must be lonely.

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