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Important Days/Holidays => Holidays & Other Important Days => Other => Topic started by: sanmagic7 on July 04, 2020, 04:02:38 PM

Title: 4th of july
Post by: sanmagic7 on July 04, 2020, 04:02:38 PM
today is the celebration of the birth of the u.s.  with the state this country is in right now, i honestly don't feel very much like celebrating.  my heart is heavy - it feels so much like going back to the unrest and turbulence that started the civil war, the women's movement, the vietnam demonstrations, the civil rights movement.  i remember what it was like in the midst of most of these.  i can only hope and pray for healing, but am not in a party mood. 
Title: Re: 4th of july
Post by: Kizzie on July 04, 2020, 05:41:45 PM
I felt the same way on Jul 1st here San.   :hug:

it seems to me many democracies are facing some pretty hard truths right now about how much abuse there is in our countries past and present.  I was about to make a Happy Canada Day tweet and stopped because I know now more than ever that it the founding of this country came at a cost and that colonialism is threaded throughout our history to the present. I like that I stopped and thought about tweeting, it was uncomfortable but also hopeful in the sense that maybe we can/will get somewhere given a lot more of us are willing to face and confront abuses and stand up to them. 


 
Title: Re: 4th of july
Post by: sanmagic7 on July 04, 2020, 06:00:50 PM
good to hear your voice, kizzie. 

sorry that you had that difficult decision to make.  :hug:
Title: Re: 4th of july
Post by: Tee on July 05, 2020, 03:50:47 AM
 :hug: happy 4th to everyone.  I hope the hate people show to one and other faces will one day fade away and instead be replaced by the love that we each have in our hearts. :grouphug:
Title: Re: 4th of july
Post by: sanmagic7 on July 05, 2020, 04:28:13 AM
amen to that, tee. :hug:
Title: Re: 4th of july
Post by: alliematt on July 18, 2020, 04:26:53 PM
I just saw this post.  I live in the USA and I donít feel like Iím allowed to be proud of my country anymore.  Iím sad at our current state of affairs and I feel totally powerless and exhausted.
Title: Re: 4th of july
Post by: sanmagic7 on July 18, 2020, 04:38:24 PM
allie, i think you're allowed to feel any way you like.  just my opinion.

this is a very sad time for this country, tho, for sure.