Apparently, someone in the White House came up with the idea of calling on the public to send in their Fourth of July celebration selfies based on what’s done during professional baseball games, where people put selfies on Twitter with a certain hashtag, (in San Diego, it’s #FriarFaithful) and then either see them retweeted by the sports organization to its huge followership and/or projected on one of the giant stadium screens during a live game. These things are fun, and everybody does them, I certainly have.
In Biden’s case, they’re less fun based on two realities — one is that Biden is going to use them to reap political hay for himself and his party, while his social media big tech allies are likely to use them for data-mining purposes. No thanks.
Can you imagine an evil schoolmaster issuing an either/or ultimatum and not getting what he wanted, and then asking you after he’s just threatened you for your selfies? Would definitely look creepy.
National Geographic posted an unhinged and unscientific tweet on Independence Day saying fireworks are racist because they affect communities of color.
What complete BS.
This is what can be described as “scientism” and NOT “science.”
There is absolutely no proof to support this theory.
In fact, in cities like St. Louis and New York City, minorities shoot off guns on New Year’s Eve and the 4th of July. This is much more dangerous than sniffing fireworks smoke for a night.
The junk scientists behind this nonsense also did not take into consideration the thousands of communities, including rural towns, where fireworks are a 4th of July tradition. The people there are not affected by the smoke for some reason.
The town of Evanston, Illinois, part of the Chicago metro area, has determined that there will be no physical July 4 celebration in 2021, however, a Juneteenth concert-style event and a LGBT pride “drive by parade” are offered by the city during the month of June.
On the Evanston4th.org website, the city notes that “Based on concern for public health due to the unpredictability of the pandemic’s impact, vaccination rates, and in cooperation with our local authorities, the Trustees of the Evanston Fourth of July Association voted to cancel the Fun Run, Parade, Palatine Concert Band performance and Lakefront Fireworks show on July 4, 2021.” Instead of a physical parade, the city is offering “a virtual celebration” that appears to be a series of videos played in rapid succession.
However, the new, left-wing sponsored version of Independence Day, known as Juneteenth, received a concert-style series of performance. According to the City of Evanston website, the event took place today – June 19 – in Ingraham Park, and featured “art, music, food and celebration” including three food trucks, two “muralists” and speakers or musical performances from a total of 9 individuals or groups. There is zero mention of COVID-19 or the pandemic on the web page.
Similarly, Evanston is set to offer a LGBT pride parade-style event, couched slightly due to the pandemic. Instead of a traditional LGBT pride parade, which often features facsimilies of sexual acts between same sex couples, often within direct view of young children, Evanston will instead have a sort of reverse-parade, in which residents decorate their homes or yards and vehicles drive by slowly to admire them. This event will be held on June 26 and will also feature “a community picnic and candle lighting and remembrance ceremony.”