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Happy Fourth of July!

Wishing all of you a very happy Fourth of July as we celebrate the greatest nation in history.

I’d love to say something like, “today, we are all one nation.” But we are not one nation. Never since the Civil War, I think, has there been such division over what it means to be American.

A cold war is on for the soul of the country. May God save America from those who hate the values and traditions that have sustained it and kept us free for more than two centuries.

I thought I’d show you something a little unconventional – while I’m talking about preserving traditions, no less! – this recording of a performance by Vladimiar Horowitz of his own transcription of John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

Only Horowitz could make a piano sound like an entire marching band. Give it a couple of minutes, I promise, it will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck.

10 Responses to Happy Fourth of July!

  1. Gee, made me want to stand up and salute.
    A genius at the piano, and perfect for today. thanks for posting this.

    About the “one nation”: We were never “one”, we were a collection of different ethnic groups and racial tribes right from the beginning.
    China or Japan can claim one-nation since most of their population is one race, mostly interconnected by DNA. We’re not.
    Back in the day of ethnic social clubs, sections of big cities called “little Italy” or “Jewish enclave” were common. They had different values, religion of course, cultures, but weren’t usually violent as today’s left is towards conservatives of any ethnic or racial group.
    Violence that once would have resulted in a trip to the hoosegow for the night is now tolerated, even encouraged by certain people. Simple insults were heard in the kitchens or saloons or social clubs, not on national radio or TV as they are now. A single person can inflame thousands with social media rants.
    If and when violence subsides, we’ll find we all want to succeed in life, want our children to be healthy and educated, and to live peacefully with our neighbors no matter who they are or what they believe.

  2. Right back at ya… Happy Fourth!

    On a more serious note, I agree, it’s been 1967 for about five years. Something hasn’t got to give. The cognitive dissonance on the left is closing in on them like a black hole and it’s crushing their psyche.