The 4th to me
= day of school/work whatever
= lots of food
= town fair/activities
= awesome town fireworks
I think the 4th may be one of those days where I completely forget why it's important with out reminder. So it was a good thing that while channel surfing I happened across the History channel. They were doing a spot on Ben Franklin. Then I remembered, oh yeah Independence Day, founding fathers, our own "free land." We should celebrate. We won war against England even considering their super power status at the time. Way to go US, we won a war against England!
So I was glad that I had come across this spot on the History Channel b/c it was going to tell me all the warm fuzzy ideals this war was about--- WRONG. The part of the presentation I stumbled across focused on Ben Franklin leaving his wife to die in the Americas while he had a mistress in England, his falling out with his son and his son's illegitimate child. Oh so this must be what America is all about, I've been mistaken all these years. And here I thought I might learn something inspiring instead of hearing about another American soap opera. This whole situation made me scowl.
I think I'll move to Australia. At least there they admit criminals started their country.