what does celebrating independence day really mean?

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  1. Pad

    Pad ginger snap -hacked by amelia- Member

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  3. so, as a British citizen I still dont see the superior hype to july 4th and dont really get how its such a massive celebration. many americans I hear talk about the ide of freedom, yet at the time you still had a good few million slaves and many of whom have ancestry within the nation today

    so what does independence day really mean?
     
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  6. "okay so maybe america sorta kinda maybe kicked out natives to make room for white people. then shipped over some africans in shackles and chains (the opposite of freedom) for some slave work. then set them 'free' but still held lynch mobs in the middle of town. but hey. fireworks."

    we have this discussion about slavery every independence day, but it's sort of like this: "fuck y'all for what you did but i guess since i'm american i'll show a bit of pride. just a bit. still fuck you tho."
     
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  9. just dont get the reason of celebration, its the exact reason we dont celebrate any form of nationalist holidays, bar the victory of the second world war, which isnt even celebrated, just a commemoration of the atrocities.
     
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  14. its the celebration of white male americans breaking free from daddy britain
     
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  17. It's the holiday where I jump every 5 minutes because people can't watch a fireworks show at a park, and instead have to light them in their backyard. It's almost midnight and they're still going off. It's Monday night. I'm about to call the cops.
     
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    half of America probably doesn't even give a shit about America it's just an opportunity to get drunk and be stupid with fireworks !
    same with Canada day.
     
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  21. exactly, people just decide to celebrate by catching things on fire and polluting the air with smoke.