Monday, July 4, 2011
The Lady Sings the Blues
Step back a moment from the parades and fireworks and Bar-B-Q's and beer.
Just for a moment.
And then tell me, just what the hell are you celebrating?
I'm not going to make a laundry list of all the liberties recently lost.
If you're not aware of it by now, you're obtuse beyond redemption.
Those liberties were never enjoyed by Blacks, Indians, Women, or the Poor, anyway.
The only real change now is that middle-class white folks are being treated as if they were poor black folks.
Equality at last.
Now, exercising your "rights" is a felony and you can't sweat, spit or scratch without being taxed, tasered, or surveilled.
Today should be a day of mourning for a dead dream of freedom.
Once upon a time there was an American Revolution.
But we lost.