Did you know that, July 4th 1776, the colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom? Today, we celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July!
If you have watched Pirates of The Caribbean (yes, it is imagination or someone’s creation) you see a glimpse of the British Military and it’s Naval Supremacy. That is why they were able to colonize some African and Asian Nations back in the day!
Imagine that a small group of migrants who moved to the Americas decide to declare their independence at whatever the cost so that they and their children can be free…
I am very much American, and very much Nigerian and I am not ignorant of what is going on in this country-the division based on politics, the issue at the borders, the flag and more. I choose though, to pray first before I speak… And the podcast is not for politics but I would address issues that I feel I necessary.
“We are all strangers in a strange land, longing for home, but not quite knowing what/ where home is” - Madeleine L’Engle
I agree with her and would say, we are all strangers on earth. We leave one place, city, state, country to better ourselves, our children and yet when we get there we complain.
On this day, I say, put your worries and differences aside and celebrate! Yes, if you are living in the U.S, are an American listening overseas, I say today we:
-Celebrate that we have the ability to love whomever we want
-Celebrate the ability to speak freely and not fear being hunted down for what you say. That one can speak out against the government, anyone, and not be afraid that the military or police or people would be sent to you or your family and that would be the last time you will be seen.
-Fly the American Flag proudly which allows you to be proud of the color of your skin, your sexuality, yourself, faith to believe.
Be thankful you are in one of the most beautiful nations on earth.
Happy 4th of July,
Happy Independence Day and be safe!