Friday, July 4, 2008

The Fourth of July Means Nothing

Today is the 4th of July, a holiday commemorating the freedom and independence of the United States.

While our government oppresses countries around the world, how can I celebrate this holiday? How can I celebrate when freedom of speech in this nation is dead? How can I celebrate when our government is overlooking basic human rights?

As long as a place like Guantanamo Bay exists, as long as there is an unjust war being fought, as long as there is a war criminal for president, how can I? As long as the Palestinian people are being bombarded with U.S backed Israeli aggression and occupation, I refuse to celebrate.

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