INDEPENDENCE DAY, THE AMERICAN DREAM
INDEPENDENCE DAY, THE AMERICAN DREAM.
Yep, Independence day is the day we celebrate when we became our own nation, finally getting away from the mother land and becoming our own country, allowing every man woman and child the right to live The American Dream.
You know, it’s sorta like when a kid leaves home, setting out on their own to try to survive in the world.
In the days of the first settlers, they had a way of living where the land provided everything they needed to survive.
Each family raised their own livestock and grew their own fruits and vegetables for food. They actually survived off the land around them. Heck they even made their own soap.
So on and on and out the generations went, one by one, using every skill that they learned from their parents to live and survive raising their own families.
Their success meant to a nation that independence day celebrations would live on forever.
As each generation developed new things, they slowly over hundreds of years became less dependent on the land and more dependent on others and on the communities in which they lived.
Everything we need now, takes a job or work to get. Everything now comes from a store and the job is necessary to have money to buy the things they used to get from the land. Very few families actually live off the land on their own any longer and those that are left are usually found on the Discovery or History channel.
That my friends is how much we have grown, learned, educated ourself and advanced technologically over the years.
The price we have paid for out advancement in technology is that people have bought up most of the available resources in this country that they could, in order to profit by selling them off or by refining them to make money. There’s nothing left.
There are very few places left in America where one can live off the land as the settlers first did and now living off the land has become more of a survival game for our entertainment on TV, than an actual portrayal of what living in America is like today.
Families and individuals no longer actually live on their own independently any more. Now we depend on stores, businesses and even the government for everything we need to live and it takes a hell of a lot of money to buy it all. That’s where the good jobs comes in. In order for our kids to set out on their own they need a strong college education and have to find good paying career jobs in order to survive and raise a family.
Unfortunately, that is happening less now days because of the poor economy. More and more parents can’t afford to send their kids to college to get that education for a good job. It’s either feed the family or send the kids to college.
That unfortunately is snowballing in this country at an alarming rate. The proof is in how many kids out of high school and older adult offspring are now still living with their parents for much longer than they used to. Even many of those who are lucky enough to get a college education can’t find a good job to support themself, much less try to support a family also.
That’s why Independence day is changing and becoming more of a Dependence day. Other than the drinkers and partiers looking for another reason or holiday to get high, what real motivation is there for a 53 year old man or woman who is forced to live with mom and dad, to celebrate our countrys Independence when they can’t even be Independent themselves.
Wake up people. What once was open land, a new country, with everything you and your offspring needed provided by the land, is not that any more.
There is no more true Independence, only a dependence on the way of living we have we become accustom to paying for and whether we survive at all depends on how well we do financially.
Just for you to be born cost your parents a lot of money either in doctors bills or insurance, so there would be no cost.
The day of Independence actually went by the wayside when the country’s land could no longer provide the necessities for the amount of people that lived there.
You are no longer Independent unless you are one of those few that bought up all of the lands resources and now being filthy rich, you are probably in the government or heavily involved in political donations so you don’t loose your wealth.
The new sign on Americas front door now reads, the management has the right to deny service to anyone for any reason it sees fit.
So Independence day with all it’s hopes and dreams of “The American Dream” is just that for must of us, a dream! Realize that when you are back to work and the holiday has come and gone.
Happy forth of July is just what it’s becoming as true individual independence is slowly lost forever. Now days it’s more of a government holiday than anything else.
So party on like a senator, oh I mean rock star!