July 4th | creature comforts

Bhakti Issa Urra
2 min readJul 4, 2020

On the wonder |wander |world blog my daughter Mahala and I collaborate on, we wonder what Fourth of July celebrations would look like this year.

what Six Grandfathers looked like before their desecration

As the [dis]United States of America gear up for Independence Day celebrations this weekend, we wonder what in the world we are offering as well wishers on this occasion.

What sentiments to express?

George Washington, Mount Rushmore, Black Hills — Scott Olson/Getty Images

As confirmed cases of COVID-19 still rise, killing and debilitating too many. As people lose their livelihood and income with nationwide shut downs and a collapsed economy. As we take to the streets and online in protest against broken systems and corrupt leaders.

This summer of 2020 is not likely to pass happily or well.

Descendants of Frederick Douglass read and respond to excerpts of his famous speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”

Trump is a greed-gorged ego-centric president who serves himself and not the office or our nation. He is bleeding our country dry of what little there is left to salvage and take pride in. His foolish tactics only highlight our broken agreements and unjustifiable behavior.

Donald the Desecrator — doing his same old divisive dance!

For too long we have allowed the rape and pillage of people our politics and government are tasked to serve and protect. For our own personal gain and comfort we have dishonored the sacred and worshiped the profane.

Time to change all this now.

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Originally published at http://changewarrior.blogspot.com.

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Bhakti Issa Urra

canvassing consciousness, constantly curious — ever challenged & changed