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Saturday, July 04, 2020

Another Fourth of July holiday 2020— light the fireworks— shut off the jingoistic commercials

By SJ Otto
Today is the Fourth of July for 2020. Each year I write an article about the Fourth of July and what I really think this holiday means. I analyse the US Revolution/Revolutionary War and the changes it brought. From here down, I am posting what I posted last year. Not much has changed, if anything, from last year:

This is a holiday I have mixed feelings about. No doubt that there will be plenty of jingoistic TV shows and commercials on TV and radio promoting all the wrong things about this holiday. It was a great revolution for its time. The United States was created out of a change, based in part on the anti-feudalistic political movements in Europe and anti-colonialism in the Americas. A small group of colonies of the United Kingdom decided it was time for their own independent country. So they kicked the British out. They got rid of any form of feudal aristocracy. It all seemed good at the time. And let's not forget that this revolution was strictly for the benefit of white people of European decent. Black slaves and Native American Indians were not invited to this new world government.
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A Marxist IQ for a revolutionary July -from CPUSA

1.     July 4th celebrates the Declaration of Independence  in the United States.  Marxists view the Declaration as:
a.     A fake document written by a slaveholder;
b.     A decisive moment in history declaring and advancing a bourgeois (capitalist) democratic and anti-colonial revolution;
c.     A call to abolish the monarchy and establish a peoples government;
d.     An attempt to compromise with the British empire.

2.     July 14 celebrates the fall of the Bastille and the beginnings of the French Revolution in France.  For Marxists July 14 was:
a.     The beginning of the French New Wave;
b.     The beginning of  the anarchist movement;
c.     The beginning of a bourgeois (capitalist) political revolution against an absolutist monarchy and a feudal aristocratic landlord class;
d.     The result of U.S. spies plotting revolution in France.

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