My July 4th SentimentJuly 4, 2007
I have a confession. I was pretty close to celebrating the 4th of July on my blog by posting a nice video of flags waving or fireworks bursting and the national anthem blaring. I must have searched YouTube for a half an hour looking for the perfect vid. However, as I sat there watching these videos I couldn’t help but to think that the whole idea just didn’t seem sincere.
Call me unpatriotic if you want, but displaying such a video while our country is being led by a dangerous administration and an equally broken Congress wasn’t going to encapsulate my attitude this day. I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that ‘taps’ would be the tune that jumps ahead in one’s mind, actually. So, I’ve decided to post a different video.
As I mentioned a couple of posts down, I did a lot of blogging on the FearBush.com site before starting the blog here (I’m still a regular in the forums). I thought of it as kind of a privilege, since it was one of the few sites out there whose founders were prophetic enough to have actually predicted the Bush disaster back in early 2000. In fact, the url was originally intended as a warning (as you might have guessed). Since then, many others have joined on the anti-Bush bandwagon, and I suppose by now I feel a sense of vindication for having felt passionately about this for so long.
Of all the anti-administration rants I posted over there over the last couple of years, I never posted any of the Keith Olbermann “Special Comments”, since I preferred to give my own perspective. Today, however, I’m gonna give Keith a post on this blog, because tonight’s edition was one heck of a doozy. On this 4th of July, we should all consider what’s being said here and what it really means to be patriotic.
(video hat tip: Suzie Q)
Enjoy the fireworks.