The 4th of July is celebrated in the United States as the new anniversary of its Declaration of Independence. Historically, it was a day of celebration and commemoration of the country’s tradition and values. But now, leftist sectors seek to eliminate this date from the calendar by criticizing and trying to discredit the United States’ founding.
Democratic lawmakers and other leftist figures and media outlets use the 4th of July to share controversial statements and criticize the United States and its founding pillars.
Democratic Rep. Cori Bush tweeted, “When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for white people.This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free.”
In this way, the representative again reflects the interest of the leftists in imposing the idea that in the United States, “blacks suffer oppression by whites,” who also supposedly “usurped” these lands that do not belong to them.
Cori Bush’s political career to reach Congress in 2020 was a racially framed struggle in defense of blacks, constantly trying to impose dogmas such as “white supremacy,” “systemic racism,” “black liberation,” “racial justice,” and “structural inequality.” It should be noted that before coming to Congress as a representative of Missouri, Bush was an active militant of the Marxist leftist movement Black Lives Matter (BLM).
Bush described her victory in 2020 as part of a “political revolution.” Her BLM origins and typically left-wing discourse led to the accurate assumption that the representative would become the fifth member of the “Squad,” including Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib.
Bush’s comments on Twitter received support from other left-leaning personalities, such as congressional candidate Shahid Buttar. Who responded to her tweet by saying, “Speak it, @CoriBush! It’s almost as if our entire country has been brainwashed to ignore our history—and how its worst elements continue today—despite our self-congratulatory rhetoric.”
Former MSNBC host Toure Neblett was far more violent in his anti-American comments, saying on Twitter:
“[Expletive] Independence Day. Not only were we not free, the whole reason the Colonies wanted independence was because Britain was moving toward abolishing slavery. Why would Black people celebrate a day so wrapped up in our enslavement?”
In his Twitter message, Toure attached a note he wrote for media outlet The Grio, titled: “&#%%”& July 4: the only independence day I recognize is June nineteenth,” referring to the date commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. President Biden signed in 2021 the incorporation of June 19 as Juneteenth, declaring it a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of African-American slaves.
Hollywood representatives did not hold back either, sending anti-American messages. Among them was actress Alyssa Milano, who disparaged the Fourth of July by sharing a video on TikTok of herself reading, “Reminder: The United States was founded on the unjust treatment of Native Americans, Africans and other people of color.”