The Internet Has Gone Corgi Crazy
INSTANT CUTENESS, JUST ADD CORGI
so here’s some weird Corgi mixes
We are a nation born of dissenters. We started as colonies in search of a new life in a strange land, and we quickly realized when we were being taken advantage of.
We are steeped in Revolutionist living. We see something isn’t right, and we make our voices heard. We even have a provision in our Constitution for it that says we can do that without harassment or punishment from our government.
We believe in equality. Well, many of us do, anyway. And we still have a long way to go on that issue - countless segments of our population are still marginalized due to their age, sex, color, creed, faith, race, sexual orientation, and on and on - but we’re making progress because that Revolutionist fire still burns in our minds.
And when I’m talking about Revolution, I’m not talking about anger. Plenty of people in this country are angry but are content to sit back on their heels and wallow in their anger. Some even make a living from it; turn on any “news” channel to see this in action. (Or, “inaction.”). Folks sure do have a lot to say, and they do it with very convincing vitriol.
Anger is only a small fraction of what it means to be a Revolutionist. Anger is the catalyst - the friction between the flint that makes the spark. However, the spark has to land somewhere where it can be productive, where real, tangible action can take place and where change can happen, to burn down the old so that new can grow in its place.
The Revolutionists who started this country were not content to just be angry. They took action. Learned, wise people took up the yoke, put their knowledge to use, and started a government, and many men had to pick up a weapon and fight the battle on the ground. Everyone worked towards change the best and most productive way they knew how. The spark of their anger landed on the tinder of their abilities and resources… and THAT is what Revolution is.
So, my American brothers and sisters, where will YOUR spark land? What is YOUR Independence Day? Fireworks are fun and picnics are great and seeing loved ones this holiday is always nice… but while all this is happening, I will also be getting in touch with my inner Revolutionist. There’s much more work to be done.
Sarah Waheed notes: “One of the students in my modern South Asia history class a few years ago, was extremely upset that the book we were reading referred to the Bengal famine as a holocaust, calling the author ‘biased’. When I asked him to clarify and elaborate upon what he meant by ‘biased’, he exclaimed, inflamed, “There was only one holocaust!” The rest of the students were, however, more open to the idea of the 20th century being a century of multiple holocausts. The terms ‘holocaust’ and ‘genocide’, however, continue to elicit trauma envy.”