It’s important over the weekend to pause between consuming beers, patriotic Jello shots, and delicious sandwiches and cheese and reflect on what we’ve gained as a country. And who we had to gain it from.
Especially because 26% of the U.S. doesn’t know who we declared independence from. That’s right, if you were to find 4 people in a location, and poll 4 of them on who we declared independence from, you might get some crazy answers. Like, Ghana, the terrorists, Mexico, or China. There’s never been a single more relevant statistics set that makes me think we’re spiraling to irrelevancy as a nation than the fact that a ton of people can’t even identify why we became a nation in the first place.
Seriously? Are we that stupid? We should put down the hot dogs, hamburgers, and beer this weekend, and reflect. Hardcore. On how far we’ve come as a nation, who has died to make it that way, and what we can do to subvert the trend of stupidity that we’re headed towards.
Cause goddamn, son. Goddamn. That’s like, the first thing you learn in school. That, spelling your name, which street you’re on, and whose tea we dumped out in the harbor unceremoniously.
Happy 4th of July weekend.