It’s that time of year again, and I’m an ocean away from my home country.
Of course, I can’t let a Fourth of July pass without remembering my dear friend Joody, and our attempts to articulate and celebrate new thoughts appropriate to such a revolutionary anniversary. So raise your own flag, occupy your world, get decolonized, start your own currency and declare something wonderful today!
Again this year, I celebrate and embrace both, entwined as they are in their powerful dance. I declare Independence ~ Interdependence!
A 2012 Declaration of Interdependence (a bit New-Age-y-Self-Help-y, but makes good points):
And if you are feeling a bit anti-patriotic, I can recommend some great readings from the Archdruid Report:
- Fascism and the Future (a series of posts on what fascism in the 1930s was really about, and a speculative look at how it might rise in the US of A)
- Refusing the Call: A Tale Rewritten (a look at the decline of American empire)
- How It Could Happen (a speculative series of one way the United States could disunite)