For the past two nights, Michigan’s infantile state level legislators, undoubtedly, have been wallowing in mindless merriment; will continue to do so tonight, too. Why?
Because they’re witnessing the end results of their utterly useless, ignorant, injudicious law, which has put hazardous fireworks into their mostly infantile constituents’ ham-handed hands; permitted them to have too much of a blast during our federal holidays (the day prior to and after, too); e.g., July 4th’s Independence Day.
Yep, these incendiaries have been indiscriminately playing with Roman candles, bottle rockets, missile type rockets, aerials, re-loadable shell devices, firecrackers, helicopter/aerial spinners etc.; launching ’em right from their very own back yards (some of their turf abutting mine). BTW, until amended, the legislated schedule incorporated the Christmas holiday, too! Yep, nothing wishes “Happy Birthday Jesus!” better than what? A whizzing Roman candle?
Net effect, these (F)lawmen have totally mutated entire (otherwise peaceable) municipalities into statewide mucked up, mock-up war zones; the resultant, high decibel racket flagrantly and needlessly terrifying, America’s genuine war hero veterans who suffer from PTSD. And we mustn’t forget, either, how fireworks’ explosions also scare the crap out of autistic civilians; not to mention household pets. And, going beyond the noise pollution, itself, are the actual, nasty chemical contaminants, which seed the clouds; sometimes even triggering rainfall.
Obviously, those hellbent on raising Hell, cannot be expected to show one iota of consideration to anyone other than their selfish selves. And, it’d not be going far out on a limb to suspect that many of these fireworks freaks are doing double duty as anti-masker MAGA mad hatters.
The glaring irony is doing double duty, too. I suspect few of these revelers have been experiencing genuine, heartfelt appreciation for our homeland. Even more sickening is witnessing those who’ve never experienced horrifying battlefield conditions romanticizing war; even pining over their recently, duly deposed, draft dodger, snowflake misleader (who needs no further, formal introduction).
All the above is far from hyperbole, folks. My community has been forced to endure this legislated bedlam; some of those detonations so worrisome that I’ve found it necessary to venture outdoors to inspect for stray, smoldering fireworks byproducts capable of doing significant property damage.
The only good that can come out of this? Well (long sigh) fireworks do afford some sociopaths a momentary diversion. To be brutally honest, here, were they not engaged in “celebrating” America’s Independence Day, some of them would be out there (way out there) shooting up school houses, houses of worship, workplaces, supermarkets, cineplexes, etc. AND/OR actually plotting to OVERTHROW America
One has to wonder, if war zone pandemonium is what they hunger / lust for, why wouldn’t they, FIRST pay a visit to an actual war-torn nation and, NEXT, see how long they can refrain from puking their guts out; i.e., upon getting an eyeful of the blood splattered carnage; an earful of the casualties’ groans; a noseful of the stench wafting off the buried in rubble rotting corpses, etc.
And saying so is not to suggest that all wars to end tyranny are wrong. The things that are actually wrong are deteriorating international relations, the lack of cogent, diplomatic, peaceable solutions and (saving the worst for last) the freakin’ authoritarians who rise to power / maintain their choke-hold on power.
More to this post’s point, NO Roman candles, NO bottle rockets, NO missile type rockets, NO aerials, NO re-loadable shell devices, NO firecrackers, NO helicopter/aerial spinners can ever do anything to edify anyone re what America is (should be) all about; how precious liberty and democracy truly is.
It’d behoove all who lack such awareness to crack open our (honestly authored) history books NOW; enjoy the crackle of fireworks LATER (if they still experience such a need afterwards).
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