Independence Day is a movie that I have spent a goodly number of hours mocking. And rightly so. One of my favorite targets is that truly annoying paeon to globalism when President Whitmore declares that because all of humanity is under attack and the final battle will be fought on July 4th that from now on the Fourth of July will no longer be an American holiday but will be the Independence Day for the whole world.
I think it’s interesting that instead of that reality we live in a world where a large swath of Americans is now rejecting the Fourth of July as being racist and therefore un-American. Just as the American flag is now racist and to be avoided so too is our Independence Day. To the Left, the true Independence Day is Juneteenth. This goes along with their idea that America wasn’t founded in 1776 but in 1619 when slaves reached the colonies.
I think that’s great. It suits me to a tee. I prefer not to have to share the Fourth of July with these losers anyway. It goes along with all the other things which now are forbidden to them but we can celebrate exclusively and joyously. Christopher Columbus, Magellan, Henry Hudson, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, Andrew Jackson, Lewis and Clark, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Jeb Stuart, Henry Ford, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Alva Edison, The Wright Brothers, Theodore Roosevelt, John J. Pershing, George S. Patton, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Chuck Yeager, Neil Armstrong, Ronald Reagan and countless other great men who created a new world that inherited the Renaissance civilization from Europe and brought it to unparalleled heights in the formation of the United States of America. These are the people we read about in our history classes before the revisionists vilified them and replaced them with nobodies that fit better into the race and gender categories that they hoped to fill in their false history of our founding.
And I look forward to passing along all the details of how our country was actually built. And I won’t care about cataloging some of the darker incidents of our story. The cruelty and the war; the greed and the foolishness of some of the pages in our story. These things are human and looking at the whole course of human history I can say without fear of contradiction that the American chapter is the brightest and best part of the whole story.
So, rejoice my fellow Americans. And be glad that only true Americans now celebrate the Fourth of July and honor the lives of all the great men who built this land and made possible this most remarkable nation in all the history of humanity and anywhere on God’s green Earth. Gather together with your friends and family and grill some steaks or barbecue some burgers and dogs and eat your potato salad and watermelon and drink your beer and lemonade and have a baseball catch with the kids and jump in the pool and sit around and have some ice cream and watch the fireworks. And remember the Fourth of July when you were ten and tell your kids or grandkids about it.
I find it liberating to no longer make believe we are one people with a changing understanding of “who we are.” In reality we are one nation, the American people, that still believes all the things we always believed. And alongside this nation there is a hodge-podge of outsiders who do not want to belong. They have formed a coalition for the sake of trying to disinherit the Americans by convincing us that we are evil undeserving racists. But they have shown their hand too soon and the mask is off. They hate us and they are not part of us. We owe them nothing and we no longer have to accommodate them. They are a separate thing from us and deserve none of our sympathy or consideration. The only thing they require is our caution to avoid being harmed by their malice.
So, enjoy the Fourth and flaunt your happiness about it with your fellow Americans, especially in front of those who despise this country and its true history. It’s your holiday and your birthright.