Not Feeling The Flag and Fireworks Right Now

I admit patriotism is the last thing on my mind with the suffering going on. COVID and racial unrest should be dealt with. As long as people are dying and treated like second-class citizens then the promise of this nation is not being fulfilled. To me the fourth this year will just be another day.

I say this not to disparage the service of veterans but to just say that fireworks and flags aren’t what should be our focus right now.

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

3 thoughts on “Not Feeling The Flag and Fireworks Right Now”

  1. I think that this is a new kind of patriotism. It is in fact patriotic to want our countries to live up to their potential and their promise, and it is equally patriotic to want all of our fellow citizens to enjoy those things equally.
    I know some small minds think patriotism means never criticizing your country, but in fact it’s just the opposite: it’s caring enough to want to make it better, it’s believing that it can be, it’s standing up for what you believe in, and being grateful to live in a country where these things are possible.

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