Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy Dependency Day

I find it ironic that tonight we will have some of the largest fireworks displays in history celebrating our independence as a country, during a time in our brief history that we have never been more dependant on others.

We are dependant on China to buy our bonds to keep our economy a float.
We are dependant on cheap labor abroad to keep our lifestyle up.
We are dependant on foreign energy to keep our cities moving and way of life flowing.
We are dependant upon pills to gloss over the harsh realities of our lives.
We are dependant upon 2000 year old parchments for salvation
We are dependant up credit to buy a life we can not afford and a government that is little more then an elaborate pyramid scheme.

My wish for tonight is that a fire cracker will explode so bright that our sleepy nation will see the house of cards we are standing on.
That its light will illuminate the minds, innovation, willingness to work hard, the need for change that is locked in our dark basement.

My wish is that this light will come from our own fireworks. Our own determination to change and persevere.

My fear is that this light will come from bomb at the hands of others.

Unless we use this day to truly mark the begging of a new revolution. A new independence day. A new way forward.

The light is coming ....The only question is: which one it will be?

8 comments:

Purest Green said...

Great post. Light your own wee sparkler and wave it around in the faces of others.

JLee said...

Way to rain on the parade, Bri! ha
(but you're right...)

Rocketstar said...

Oil may be our straw that breaks our backs.

~Sheila~ said...

OOOOhh...I new if I came and read your post, I would have to rely on "happy time" to really take in what you write.

Thanks for reminding me that it's not all fireworks and BBQs.

Thomas said...

I know this is the second post in a row that I've said this, but "Preach on, brotha!"

h*dizzle said...

i feel the same way too..frustrated!

Ribonuff said...

You frightened me - but I don't really mind being frightened, unless it involves mortal danger.

Robin said...

Dude, I don't know whether to clap or beat you with a large nail spiked bat. Another glass of wine will surely allow me to decide.