My thoughts on ‪‎July 4th‬

Copy of ninja girl

Throughout the course of human history, nations & empires have risen to power in UNcivilized ways, YET we call them “civilization.” I think the confusion is created by our assumption that “civilization” is somehow supposed to be naturally tied to “civilized” or “civil” behavior,

THE US is no exception (obviously)

Yet following the horrors of colonialization & slavery & current persistent presence of racism,  within our nation is a determination to do better than was done before

We are a nation of MANY kinds of people trying to create a nation of ONE people capable of respecting the rights of others & self. (and YES we are STILL trying to create that union. It was NOT realized in 1776)


The only way our nation can survive is IF WE accomplish that … at least most of the time

WE ARE OUR GREATEST WEAKNESS & STRENGTH at the same time
“My America is a Masterpiece… in process… we aint quite finished yet” from My America by Jessica IAmAir Bordelon 

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