The reason America is descending into a transactional land of strangers is that our ancestors decided to piss it all away. Why should anyone feel loyalty to the people who pushed through the 1986 immigration act? Why should we want to preserve what they passed onto us? If anything, we should take this day to dig up their bones and smash them to bits on the capital mall. That sounds harsh, but is there anything more monstrous than denying your decedents a chance to live the life you lived?Z Man is right when he compares the pushing of patriotic display to desperation business marketing. Everything about everybody is evidence of a wonderful patriotism. Even school teachers are to be celebrated as patriots, even as many teach subversion, corruption, and nonsense; tolerate leftist lunacy and violence-plagued classrooms; and isolate any brave soul who dares to say that black academic failure is not the result of inadequate funding, "poor schools," or white racism.
This is done for the reason that businesses with products that don’t sell ramp up their marketing of the product. The political elite either don’t understand what the essence of America is or, more likely, hate it and undermine it every chance they get.
Watch the circus that the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh has already become. America is in the grip of a monstrous federal government because the Supreme Court deliberately ignored and ignores the plain meaning of the Constitution. Yet, progressive leftist swine will now summon all the false outrage in their power to subordinate the absolute gutting of the Constitution to moronic women's precious "right" to kill the children in their wombs.
They have the option to abandon the dishonest Roe v. Wade decision in deference to the constitutional scheme and allow the battle over abortion to be fought out on the state level. That would be a manifestation of our "democratic values" and commitment to the rule of law, but that won't happen. The country can continue to descend into the maw of an uncontrollable federal tyranny but that will be fine with the left. Leftists will sell devotion to Roe v. Wade as patriotism distilled and who cares about judicial tyranny?
It's all utter _________ and what you hear and see in the public square is theater and a distraction. What is vital to understand with every public "issue" is that reality is to be found in what is NOT said or done. Those Fourth of July fireworks? Fun to watch but basically just a waste of good gunpowder.
 "Fresh Out Of Patriotism." By Z Man, The Z Man, 7/4/18.