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Most Young Adults Do Not Know Why We Celebrate July 4th

Do you know what we celebrate on July 4th?  For most of my readers, such a question would be an insult because the answer is obvious.  July 4th was the day that we officially declared our independence from the British.  The Continental Congress actually voted in favor of independence on July 2nd, and then on July 4th the Declaration of Independence was formally adopted.  Every year, the Declaration of Independence is read during 4th of July celebrations all over the country, and it turns out that this yearly reminder is greatly needed.  According to one recent survey, most members of Generation Z do not know who the United States declared independence from in 1776…

As most elementary school students could tell you, July 4th commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 — signaling the nation’s freedom from British rule. However, the poll found two in three young adults in Gen Z don’t know who America declared its independence from.

In fact, one in three Gen Zers think July 4th celebrates America’s independence from the Native Americans!

Overall, less than 58 percent of all respondents correctly answered that America gained its freedom from Great Britain. Nearly eight percent said “Europe.” Over eight percent said “South America” and more than 12 percent chose “none of the above!”

Isn’t that sad?

When I was growing up, public schools were in rough shape but we were still taught the basics about our history.

These days, many of our young people are only taught an extremely warped view of American history if they are taught it at all.

As a result, most members of Generation Z don’t even know what July 4th is all about at this point.

In many of my articles I tend to rant about our rapidly decaying culture, because it truly is a national crisis.

Once upon a time, our culture pumped out the finest young people on the entire planet, but now we are mass producing freaks that have had their minds greatly twisted by the abhorrent “popular culture” that dominates our society today.

The young male that decided to shoot up a 4th of July parade in Highland Park on Monday is a perfect example.  He got up on a rooftop and just started shooting at random targets.  As a result, at least six people are dead and at least two dozen have been wounded…

Multiple law enforcement agencies launched a massive manhunt Monday evening for the gunman whose shooting rampage left six people dead and at least two dozen injured Monday at a Fourth of July parade in this affluent suburb north of Chicago.

Authorities identified a person of interest as Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo, 22, who is believed to be driving a 2010 silver Honda Fit. He was described as a white male with dark hair and considered armed and dangerous.

You can watch some video of the shooting right here.  He was just randomly firing into the crowd, and it appears that he was motivated by a deep hatred for certain types of people.

His social media profiles reveal that he is a radical leftist that absolutely loathes Republicans.  Needless to say, most of those that march in parades on July 4th tend to be on the right of the political spectrum, and that is probably why he chose such a parade as his target.

And like so many young people that end up choosing violent lifestyles, he was very deep into rap culture.  In fact, he was a rapper himself…

The suspect in the shooting deaths of six people at a July 4th parade in the affluent Highland Park suburb of Chicago has been identified as 22-year-old Robert ‘Bobby’ Crimo III also known as Awake the Rapper.

The lyrics of his “songs” are very disturbing.  In one, there is a line is which he states that “I know what I have to do”

Crimo is from of the Highland Park area. In one song, the suspect wrote: ‘My actions will be valiant and my thought is unnecessary, I know what I have to do, I know what’s in it, not only for me, but for everyone else.’

Of course the music videos that he produced are teeming with violent imagery

One of his music videos, for the song “Toy Soldier,” features crude, stick-figure-like animation of a man firing a long gun at people and later lying face-down in a pool of blood after apparently being shot by police. The accompanying lyric is: “I just want to scream/F*ck this world/Livin’ the dream.”

He also has an IMDb page that lists him as the writer, director, composer, producer and actor in a pair of music videos. In one, he is rapping on a set made to resemble a small classroom. He is seated at a desk and reaches into his backpack; the screen goes dark, and a gunshot-like sound is heard. When the video returns, he is on his knees and falls to the floor. Maniacal laughter is heard, he drops shell casings from his hands and rubs against an American flag.

There are photos of him all over social media right now, but the truth is that he didn’t have to turn out this way.

If he had been raised differently, educated differently and had never been exposed to rap culture he would have been a completely different person.

If we put garbage into the minds of our kids, we are going to get garbage out.

You may not want to hear that, but that is the truth.

We are the biggest reason why America is in such an advanced state of decline.

As I detail in all of my books, we are literally committing national suicide and most of the population doesn’t seem to care.

When I was growing up, being an American still meant something.

But now a recent Gallup poll discovered that the percentage of us that are “extremely proud” to be Americans has fallen to the lowest level ever recorded

The 38% of U.S. adults who say they are “extremely proud” to be American is the lowest in Gallup’s trend, which began in 2001. Still, together with the 27% who are “very proud,” 65% of U.S. adults express pride in the nation. Another 22% say they are “moderately proud,” while 9% are “only a little” and 4% “not at all” proud.

And even though they currently have their guy in the White House, Democrats are less likely to be “extremely proud” to be Americans than anyone else…

Republicans’ pride in being American has consistently outpaced Democrats’ and independents’ since 2001 and does so today. However, Republicans’ extreme national pride (58%) is now at its lowest point in the trend. Independents’ extreme pride, at 34%, is likewise the lowest on record for the group.

After hitting a 22% low point in 2019, Democrats’ extreme pride rose to 31% in 2021 at the start of Joe Biden’s presidency, but it is down this year to 26%.

Our country is dying.

They keep telling us that young people are our future, but if that is the case we are in really big trouble.

We desperately need a national cultural revival, but right now we continue to run away from the values that this nation was founded upon as rapidly as we can.

When will enough be enough?

What will it take for the American people to finally wake up?

Cross-posted with Sons of Liberty Media

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Michael Snyder

Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years. Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog. Michael and his wife, Meranda, believe that a great awakening is coming and are working hard to help bring renewal to America. Michael is also the author of the book The Beginning Of The End

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