Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
from Dr. Rex
WE ALL KNOW THE MEANING OF THIS DATE
Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776.
There’s always been a big celebration for this special American holiday.
I’m finding it difficult to get in the spirit of things.
I believe that there’s a collective sense of depression in this country since November 2016.
My therapist and I talk plenty about this topic.
It’s been interesting and, not totally surprising, that two respectable, knowledgeable and amazing fellow bloggers have posted to the effect that this year the sense of euphoria, happiness and celebration has dimmed significantly.
I join them in that feeling.
I thought is was only me and it’s somewhat redeeming that others may share my feelings.
Same Americans who possess…
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Here are a few shots from Sunday’s Pride celebration in San Francisco.
It felt good to hear the speakers honor the work we did in those decades
I thought of friends who passed from AIDS, or later from grief and trauma.
I think they’d be pleased that gay liberation became a global movement
for universal Human rights.
The Rights of People of Color are human rights.
The rights of Immigrants and refugees are human rights.
Women’s rights are human rights.
LGBTQ rights are human rights.
The right to age with dignity and respect is a human right.
The rights of the disabled are human rights.
Love, defiance and pride are strong weapons against hate and tyranny.
Bob Marley and The Wailers
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