Independence is a condition of a nation, country, or state in which its residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self-government, and usually sovereignty, over its territory…
Over four hundred years ago, Sir Thomas More declared that “wherever men have private property and money is the measure of everything, there it is hardly possible for the commonwealth to be governed justly or to flourish in prosperity” (Ball & Dagger, 1995, p 121)
Thomas Jefferson said, I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.
Today is the day we are supposed to celebrate this American “self-governance” and “sovereignty”. I am either mis-informed or living in a alternate reality, because all I hear from the “residents” is squabbling and squandering, so Happy 4th and 5th and 6th and So on. Until we as a people decide we want to standup and govern ourseves, it is yet another day of In-Dependance of a Gentrified, Monopolized, and Corporatized Kleptocracy.
To be independent is death, the Natural world shows us Relationships are the foundation of existence and the balance of Health for the Whole. This Universe is a Universe of Inter-Dependence anything trying true “independence” is bound to shrivel up and die. Love your fellow Human and be kind to yourself. Peace to all those searching for True Freedom, which comes from within that no-one can take from you.