Many Democrats have been going bonkers in their attempts to belittle celebrations of Independence Day. Here is one example:
New York Times Opinion tweeted out a controversial video two days before Independence Day, which made an argument against America’s greatness and status as a Shining City on a Hill. It called U.S. greatness a myth and hit a number of common left-wing talking points, dropping sarcastic lines like, “But we have freedom in America, and everyone’s jealous, or something” and ” The truth is, how great America is really depends on how rich you are.”
Actually Democrat distaste for Independence Day is not new. Many Democrats were likewise unimpressed with Independence Day after the Civil War. Southern Democrats had fought a bloody war after the election of an “illegitimate” Republican president who got less than 40% of the popular vote. The war was ultimately decided on July 4, 1863, after defeats in Gettysburg and Vicksburg.
Here are some descriptions of Independence Day as remembered by Democrats after the Civil War:
For 70 or so years after the surrender of Vicksburg to the Union army on the Fourth of July, 1863 (150 years ago this year), Independence Day wasn’t celebrated in Vicksburg. There were no fireworks, no picnics, no days off work. The post office didn’t even close on the Fourth of July in Vicksburg for decades.
Having lost a bloody four-year war to break free from the United States and defend the institution of slavery, Confederate sympathizers had little desire to celebrate the Fourth now that they were back in the Union and slavery was no more. . .In Charleston and elsewhere, whites deeply resented their former slaves turning the Fourth into a commemoration of black liberty.
Of course history is repeating itself. The Democratic Party (total misnomer there) has always hated America and everything this nation stands for. They were outraged when the Party of Lincoln abolished slavery and have been blinded by rage and hate ever since. Thankfully the GOP stands out as a beacon for freedom, opportunity, wholesome values, and strong national pride. Without them this nation would have long ago succumbed to Democrat socialist tyranny and stagnation.
What is interesting to me is that New York Times compares the US to nations in northern Europe and then complain that US is too racist and lacks diversity. Basing comparisons only with selected European countries is itself a form of racism in my opinion.
How about diversity in the comparisons?
For example comparing freedom and opportunity of African-Americans to Africans in Africa?
Conservatives only want those preserved to celebrate Southern Heritage. Liberals want them preserved to remember a time when they had their foot on the necks of slaves, businessmen, patriots, and Christians.
Slavery was banned in Upper Canada in 1793 under the first Lieutenant General John Graves Simcoe
so they had a good three years.
Lower Canada banned slavery in 1799.
Slavery was never that popular in Canada because Canada lack the climate for large scale farming at the time most of Canadian economy was based on trapping large scale farming didn’t really develop in Canada till we expanded west.
now if you don’t know what trapping was it was when groups of men would travel into wilderness and trap beavers and other animals and sell their furr this was a hardblood of the Canadian society, economy till industrialization.