Posted in: Awesome Videos to Watch Now, Drama, Educational, Politics and Video On Demand by Dave Parrack on July 4, 2009

It’s the 4th of July, Independence Day for all those people in the United States. It’s a time to commemorate breaking away from British rule, and celebrating being American and all that means.

However, what are Americans really celebrating on this day, which has become more a commercially-controlled chance for a barbecue and piss-up? As this guy suggests, most countries around the world are as, if not more, free as the present-day United States.

Seriously, it’s not as if I in the UK, or people in France, Germany, Sweden, Australia, Japan, or countless other countries around the world are living under dictatorial government rule. We just don’t spend one weekend a year waving flags and shouting about the fact.

I admit to getting annoyed by American Independence Day every year. Not only do I get messages on Facebook and Twitter wishing me a happy 4th of July when, for me, it’s exactly the same as 4th of June, but the Internet also comes to a grinding halt. Which isn’t ideal.

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