Happy 4th of July! [On Freedom, Terrorism & Justice]

One thing that’s on my mind with today being the 4th of July: the actions taken by colonists in America to free themselves from British tyranny were terrorist in nature,  according to the dictionary definition of terrorism.

(ter·ror·ism ˈterəˌrizəm/Submit
noun:
the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.)

This is not a debatable opinion, it is so. I find it hypocritical that so many people who proclaim “Happy 4th of July!” and say they are proud Americans judge those members of our society who protest openly, speak out and civilly disobey to show their discontent with the state of affairs in this country. Rights are never freely given. People have to fight for them, and more importantly people have to DIE for them. Society has to be disrupted to a great degree for things to change.

Those who benefit most from maintaining the status quo are without conscience, no matter the time in history that we’re discussing. That 1% doesn’t give a fuck about you, me or anybody else that isn’t one of the elite. This attitude has nothing to do with political parties; that’s just a dog and pony show to keep you busy. If you are pointing the finger at people who are causing a ruckus and drawing attention to injustice in America, you should be proud of your fellow Americans. That is, unless you think freedom, justice and equality are only for certain people, in which case you need to ‪#‎checkyourprivilege‬

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