Happy 247th Independence Day From VDARE.com!
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By The Editors

Here’s a Tweet from Donald Trump’s now-restored Twitter account, sent when he was President in 2019:

As we noted at the time, the MSM went crazier about this Washington, D.C. parade featuring American troops and tanks than they did when Bush invaded Iraq, or Obama bombed Libya.

Instapundit noted  “Trump has the left protesting the Fourth of July!”

Well, protesting the Fourth of July is an (anti) American tradition. You can kind of see the point of escaped slave / antislavery activist Frederick Douglass asking, in a famous 1852 speech, when slavery was still a thing,  ”What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July?” In fact, in 2018, the only thing that cheered up GWU Professor Beth Johnston about living in Trump’s America was that it has always been possible to make anti-American speeches on the Fourth of July [On Independence Day, celebrate not just the founding of the country, but its tradition of dissent, Washington Post, July 3, 2018].

When Trump did his Fourth of July celebration in 2019, Biden, as a representative of the Anti-America that is the Democrats’ base, spoke out against it, as Pat Buchanan noted in Trump’s Patriotism Vs. The New Anti-Americanism [July 5, 2019]:

Earlier, former Vice President Joe Biden had snidely asked, ”What, I wonder, will Donald Trump say this evening when he speaks to the nation at an event designed more to stroke his ego than celebrate American ideals?”

Thursday evening, Joe got his answer.

Despite predictions he would use ”Salute to America” for a rally speech, the president shelved partisan politics to recite and celebrate the good things Americans of all colors and creeds are doing, and the great things Americans have done since 1776.

”Together, we are part of one of the greatest stories ever told—the story of America,” said Trump. ”It is the epic tale of a great nation whose people have risked everything for what they know is right and what they know is true.”

It was not a celebration of Trump but of America. [More]

When Trump, on Independence Day 2020, attended a fireworks show at Mount Rushmore, that was even more denigrated:

Biden is not a Trump-style patriot.

Biden is a guy who apologized to the former slave exporters of Africa for America’s history of slavery. [’My nation’s original sin’: Biden apologizes to delegation of African leaders for the ’unimaginable cruelty’ of slavery and offers them $55 billion—as Rwandan president mocks US in front of laughing crowd, Daily Mail, December 15, 2022]

He also apologized for the presence of white people in America on the occasion of Columbus Day, 2021 [Spanish right attacks Biden over Columbus and conquests, BBC, October 12, 2021].

See James Fulford’s 530 Years After 1492: On Columbus Day, Biden Is Still Going On About ”Indigenous People’s Day.”

So I don’t know what Biden will find to apologize for on the Fourth Of July. But I can predict he won’t apologize to King Charles III for the American Revolution, because not only does Biden really hate the English, both King George III and King Charles III are white.

VDARE.com does not apologize for America, or for whiteness.

We agree with Founding Father John Adams who wrote on the Second of July, 1776, after the Declaration of Independence had been written, but before it had actually been proclaimed, saying that “I am apt to believe it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival”—he was right, so far—that ”It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward for ever more.”

Normal Americans, as in our Featured Image above, are still doing this today.

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