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I don’t celebrate the 4th of July for a while now. Something about celebrating the independence of the USA when they have put our country (PR) through so much shit started to not feel right and with what has happened recently in this country, I feel downright stupid to celebrate it.
July 4th, 2022 various mass shootings around the country. Happy birthday colonizers!! I guess that’s what makes this a free country, the freedom to go shoot at people whenever you feel like it. Now that I think about it, that’s what this country has been doing for years, goes to country, shoots everyone that won’t agree with them and BAM “freedom” you’re welcome.
I’m tired of reading shit like this, tired of seen post by people I respected or admire saying idiotic things because “god” (no capital G on purpose) or because they still think this is the greatest country in the world.
I don’t feel safe here, I haven’t felt safe in years and when I mentioned that a few years ago I got lol at. It’s ok, tho. Me feeling safe is on me, not on them, but knowing that there’s a chance I will get stop by a cop that happens to not like brown skin, or knowing that I could be walking down the street and some random person can start shooting at any moment (and don’t fool yourself into thinking that won’t happened, because its happening right now) doesn’t give me any sense of security.
We are not free and we are not safe, unless you give up your right to live your life as you want to and own an arsenal.