To go on celebrating July Fourth as though nothing has changed is to be an Eloi
Kidist Paulos Asrat, writing at The Thinking Housewife, both praises New York City’s July Fourth fireworks as “a sign that America is truly great,” and notes that “such spectacles are a way to distract ordinary people from thinking too much.”
For many years I have had the good fortune to be able to view New York City’s July Fourth (and New Year’s) fireworks shows from excellent vistas atop high-rise apartment buildings on Riverside Drive overlooking the Hudson River. They are an ever-renewed wonder to behold. They are not just mind-boggling technical displays, which they are; they are works of art, and each year the designers of these shows come up with new and wonderful creative ideas.
I felt the same way this year. Usually I will turn on the television just to watch a few minutes of the NYC fireworks. But this year I couldn’t care less. In fact, I posted a couple of days ago on my Facebook page my reservations about celebrating this July Fourth, or indeed any future July Fourth holiday under the current regime. This is one of the responses I got:
Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 06, 2012 05:16 PM | Send