I'm sure the current president of our country believes this day is about him, him and only him. I mean, have there ever been any other presidents come before? In addition to another day off of school for your kids, another insipid celebration of past leaders (figureheads, totems) of the US makes we wonder what, exactly, we're celebrating.
Doubtless that our country has been led by presidents who did great things - witness the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil Rights Act. The office certainly carries with it the legacy of monumental societal changes. I cannot, with any good faith, celebrate this particular president, who has in my opinion done more to dismantle the good works of previous administrations than any of his predecessors.
I can't celebrate the office, either. If this current administration has done one thing well, it has been to show us that our elected officials are, by and large, a bloated hegemony of the type America was originally founded to reisist.
Cheery thoughts on a raw, rainy Monday. We here at the House Of Strays wish you a pleasant week. Please be kind to one another....
Here's a free (gratis, for lagniappe, free) download of the title tune from my third CD It's A Rough World, Baby. Please feel free to download, listen, share, or ignore completely :)