Every year this so-called holi - day comes around and with it the sorry propaganda that qualifies much better as a fantasy action movie than any actual human history. And, the contradictions are so obvious, even the most pathetic fool cannot miss them. From the clearly racist song you use as your alleged national anthem to your stupid condemnations of Colin Kaepernick for courageously calling you out for it. To all your cowardly inspiration to relinquish your naked racism on any person you encounter that you have already sized up as safe to bully, to your recognition that you cannot behave that same way against someone who will hold you intellectually, and physically, accountable for your abusive actions (as I sit here in a mountain town of 3500 people wearing Black Panther and other African militant shirts while I type this, with many people giving me dirty looks, but they're apparently smart enough not to expand beyond that). To the bourgeois and their systemic work to hold the backward values of capitalism in tact. They deserve a special shout out. They are the architects of all of this. And they do a masterful job. They have concocted this annual propaganda fest where they have converted an actual history where rich European (white) men created a country for themselves into a charade about freedom for all of us. And, they weren't finished there. On top of that, they have installed this absurd narrative to the initial lie where the U.S. military is billed as the protector of this sacred freedom and democracy when the truth is those who "serve" are actually the manipulated working people who are tricked into fighting, and dying, simply to defend the immoral interests of the super rich. Then, to add insult to injury, this bourgeois class riles so many people up into a frenzy that even the publication of these words, and all others like them, will infuriate so many people when its clearly evident that all of this is ill refutable truth.
But, if you are interpreting this piece as a statement of gloom and doom, you are missing the point completely. We know that Sekou Ture was correct when he said that "truth crushed to earth a 1000 times will rise again." So, no matter what the bourgeois teach. No matter what the masses of white people want to believe. No matter how many of us are tricked into defending the plantation (instead of wanting to burn it down), what's real is becoming more and more exposed with each passing tick of the clock. Even if you argue (incorrectly) that the Emancipation Proclamation "freed" African people, that document didn't go into effect until 87 years after the so-called Declaration of Independence, or July 4th. So either way, if you are brown, or even a white woman, there is absolutely no reason you should logically see July 4th as your day of freedom. And since the bourgeois forces who used slavery to industrialize and establish this empire continue to perpetuate that same system of oppression today, there is no reason to be duped into believing that these contradictions are a thing of the past. Without question, the same mechanisms of oppression still oil this system today. So, we see the bourgeois efforts to ramp up their propaganda as strong evidence that they recognize their time is running out. And if you don't accept that, you have to acknowledge that this uptick in aggressive street racism is the last ditch and desperate effort by sick and cowardly people to do everything they can to try and hold you back. Whether they know this consciously or not, their actions reflect their awareness that their time is coming because desperation is always the avenue traveled by those who believe they have no other alternatives. So, all your dumb@ss relatives, friends, co-workers, etc., who subscribe to this ideology, as long as you continue to cling to it, you won't have any other alternatives. And when we march towards victory, if you are still on that other side, we will gladly, and without pause, march right over your chest right along with the rest of the bourgeois scum.
So whatever you end up doing tomorrow. Whether you sit around with your people, BBQ, play music, try to convince yourself that what you are doing isn't advancing the imperialist agenda for the day in a subtle way. Remember what time it is. The masses of people on the planet are getting organized. Tired of allowing the few imperialist countries to control all of the world's resources, the masses are rising up. Use your down time tomorrow to think about how you can contribute to this process. And, talk to your children please. And stop being so lazy and tell them the truth. But to do that, you have to know the truth yourself. The U.S. is built and maintained through theft, murder, oppression, and the subjugation of the majority of people on the planet Earth. So, there is absolutely no way possible that you can be a person dedicated to justice and peace while considering yourself an American and a supporter of the Fourth of the lie. American identity equals white supremacy. There's no easier way to state it. There's no painless way to embody it. And while the masses of people march forward, there's no way to sit on the fence. You should definitely ponder this while eating that BBQ and lighting that firework tomorrow.