Independence Day…..

This is a song from LES MISERABLES (2012), sung by a Frenchman about his comrades who’ve been killed…when he survived.   He honors the dead soldiers and cries at their loss……With this song from the wonderful Broadway show, sung by the even more wonderful Eddie Redmayne,  I honor our soldiers who died so we could celebrate our independence.  (I am NOT honoring the French!!  Just love this song and it speaks for the message I wanted to give today!)  

OK, OK…Some of you won’t want to listen so here’s the LYRICS!:

There’s a grief that can’t be spoken
There’s a pain goes on and on
Empty chairs at empty tables
Now my friends are dead and gone
Here they talked of revolution
Here it was they lit the flame
Here they sang about tomorrow
And tomorrow never came
From the table in the corner
They could see a world reborn
And they rose with voices ringing
And I can hear them now!
The very words that they had sung
Became their last communion
On this lonely barricade
At dawn
Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
That I live and you are gone
There’s a grief that can’t be spoken
There’s a pain goes on and on
Phantom faces at the window
Phantom shadows on the floor
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more
Oh my friends, my friends
Don’t ask me what your sacrifice was for
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will sing no more

Talking about dying for our independence,  I have never thought America would have another revolution, but on this Independence Day, I have to admit I’m not sure anymore.  I don’t see another way to  getting rid of the horrible plans of the Left.


I thought you may find interesting that the National Archives has a WARNING on its internet page which displays the Declaration of Independence and many more of our honored American documents…a warning that  “some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions. In addition, some of the materials may relate to violent or graphic events and are preserved for their historical significance.”    

God bless our country, God, please save us from tragedy… a miracle. Amen.

And for a little Fourth of July Levity!!

God bless you all on Independence Day……


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22 Responses to Independence Day…..

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Happy Independence Day to all. I thank all who served so that we are still free from the tyranny of war. Forgive those that do not appreciate our VETS.


  2. bocopro says:

    The true historical record, including such documents as the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Treaty of Versailles, The Gettysburg Address, the Nürnberg trials proceedings, and Washington’s Farewell Address, is not for entertainment or political campaign purposes.

    It’s not created and preserved for people to like or dislike; it’s merely a record of what happened. The inherent value in the historical record is its value in demonstrating what NOT to do as well as HOW to do things.

    History is not anyone’s personal property. Once accurately recorded, it should NEVER be revised, edited, hidden, or discarded. It’s like time – it belongs to us all and everybody is free to use it. And like time, once you’ve lost it, you’ll never get it back.

    I shudder to think that one day historians will review the record as amended by “woke” libtards and wonder what the hell was going on when society began teaching than gender is mutable, men can have babies, and Paul Revere rode through the streets of Boston distributing gifts to children while British troops served tea to the colonists.

    Sheeeesh — Kamala’s grandfather owned more slaves in Jamaica than my entire family did throughout history, but you’ll never hear that on the 6 o’clock news.


  3. bunkerville says:

    Wishing you a wonderful and Happy Independence Day! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. geeez2014 says:

    BOCOPRO…thanks for at least reading most of the post!!! yes, IMAGINE a DISCLAIMER on the Declaration on the National Archives Page….you’re so right when you say ” I shudder to think that one day historians will review the record as amended by “woke” libtards and wonder what the hell was going on when society began teaching than gender is mutable, men can have babies, and Paul Revere rode through the streets of Boston distributing gifts to children while British troops served tea to the colonists.”
    The problem is it’s VERY NEAR that things get rewritten, lest the Lefties don’t approve. like the push to:

    Stack the Court
    Knock down beloved or historical statues (or both)
    Say you’re not patriotic
    Let your kids suffer from idiotic racist claims
    etc etc etc.

    There are guys with no legs on Tunnel2 Tower ads showing pictures of the buddies who saved their lives and they say “I’d go out tomorrow and fight with them if I could”

    So American.


  5. geeez2014 says:

    At a SOMALI music festival, Ilhan Omar gets huge JEERS…..the writer said the only reason she found for it was that it was because of her extreme abortion and LGBTQ support…
    By Somalis. Kind of nice to hear, if that’s the case.


  6. geeez2014 says:

    Biden says AMERICA’S BEST DAYS ARE IN FRONT OF US.. I agree… Yes, once HE IS GONE. He’s right, for a change!!!


  7. MAL says:

    Yep! Our system is SO bad immigrants are literally dying in drastic attempts to get here and hopefully become citizens. Its that bad so it needs to be overhauled.

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  8. geeez2014 says:

    MAL, the problem is that immigrants USED to come in and couldn’t wait to learn English and work hard for their children…

    I was listening to a magnificent Black L.A. Talkshow hostess last night on the radio (went to visit Mom so I had a drive home) and she used to be a LIBERAL and is ENTIRELY CONSERVATIVE NOW!!! LOVES TRUMP, says the Black community’s been destroyed by Black Liberals! I was so excited, it was the first time I’ve heard her, though I’m told she’s been in for years!
    And she mentioned how people are coming NOW with their hands open ….for free money, destroying our medical care (I’m hearing BIden wants to give thousands to each immigrant and free health care, which will have waiting times for Medical patients reach 10 and more’s AWFUL)…..This is just ONE WAY the Left is destroying ALL our communities! …because of illegals.

    On the other hand, many come for a job, for better opportunity, and you should see the nearby elementary school (I’ve said here how I live on the border of VERY expensive Brentwood and a much more affordable area of apartments where 2 families live in one unit)….When I could walk better (Hip replacement is in August), I’d take walks by the school and see THE cleanest, sweetest little Hispanic kids playing on the field and ALL TALKING perfect ENGLISH……it encourages me, and particularly, the amount of Hispanics who call into Rightwing LA Radio (we have a TON OF GREAT HOSTS, believe it or not) complaining about illegals!!!


  9. Baysider says:

    Well, at least we know where the keepers of our history stand. There should be a warning that the Invasion of the Body Snatchers consumes all who step within. I found it THRILLING to walk into the archives and see (and read) one of the 4 extant copies of the Magna Carta, and our Declaration. When Gorbachev met HW Bush at Malta he complained about the assertion of “Western Values” and what exactly are those? Bush gave a typical mealy mouthed response that I think included the word “freedom” but little else, and muffed a great opportunity to give a 15-second elevator speech to the world in triumph of those values Marx.

    Re: the left destroying our communities. I’m reading Diana West’s book American Betrayal. She sees the effort to equalize America’s greatness down to the level of the common historical denominator of poverty, lower opportunity and lower goodness starting generations before now and exemplified in our government’s policy of over-the-top support of WW2 USSR in ways that undermined our own troops or those of our actual allies. She lists many, and the best explanation for the “why” overall is less because we had to see Hitler fall then because we had to keep the Soviet state and its growing network of influence intact.

    I also find the hispanic callers to conservative shows encouraging. Many of these men (which I mostly hear) are just disgusted with the state of dissolution brought on by the left. But too many say “and my family just doesn’t get it.”


  10. Baysider says:

    That would be “in triumph of those values OVER Marx.”


  11. MAL says:

    Z, those people are an encouraging sign.

    We were in enough trouble both morally and financially before Trump took office and it would’ve been very difficult, if not impossible, to correct; however, Biden has compounded it so rapidly I don’t see any possible way our economy can survive. Heck….we can’t even balance our current budget, let alone even begin to pay off the debt yet Joe wants to keep on spendin”…………
    I don’t worry for Joni or me. I worry for our kids which are the ages of you and your bloggers, as well as our grand and great grand kids because I don’t see any way for social security to last. In the end it ends up being a Ponzi scheme.


  12. geeez2014 says:

    BAYSIDER…”She lists many, and the best explanation for the “why” overall is less because we had to see Hitler fall then because we had to keep the Soviet state and its growing network of influence intact.” No WONDER people are getting less patriotic! ALl I’m hearing here on GeeeZ lately is how AMERICA SUCKS for a myriad of reasons……..I’m pretty grateful Hitler fell, myself.
    I do agree with her here as you explain it “She sees the effort to equalize America’s greatness down to the level of the common historical denominator of poverty, lower opportunity and lower goodness…”

    SOmeone asked me recently WHY the Left does what it does to demean and destroy the USA and I think it’s GUILT that we’re SO GREAT (which is why the Left is so pro-Europe…lots in common, though it’s not GUILT in Europe, it’s ENVY, which nobody quite wants to believe tho I base it on many conversations with European military and other friends, an family I’ve had there).., misunderstandings of our history, a ridiculous inability to see the improvement this country strove for with our Black community, etc etc.

    MAL….couldn’t agree more. I sincerely doubt the “Social security will end” mantra’s going to happen because NO PARTY wants THAT on their backs, but I do worry for my wonderful nieces, nephews and their children. BIG time. THey simply will NOT know the America we grew up in. (and yes, folks, I still think that was pretty damned GREAT.


  13. geeez2014 says:




  14. Elizabeth says:

    You are right! I wonder if the left is orchestrating this? What do you think? It is too convenient when you really think about it.


  15. Baysider says:

    “America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great!” Alexis de Tocqueville.

    I think the left HATES why we’re ‘good’ or were good. All that is associated with our roots as a Christian people, and these rebels hate Christ – both his goodness and his commandments. (Some profess to love him, but it turns out they love a fiction of their own creation.) There is a sizable group of ’em that has perfect expectations, and when those don’t materialize, they throw out the 98% good to focus on the 2% bad. This is a psychological illness in my view, an inability to see reality in front of your face. I had a leftie friend who prefaced her disappointments with these human situations with “it shouldn’t be” and this left her unhappy and frustrated. I have also run up against those that express guilt for having much, too, so I agree that’s part of it. The haters and the guilters have ganged up to give us open borders.

    America is on a sad journey from good to sucks. I feel like we’re in the Invasion of the Body Snatchers. People are gradually having their American-hood taken away and reprogrammed with an alien being to make us into something very different with a thousand points of darkness. So on the outside, much looks as it did. But inside it is an alien being. For me the events of the last 28 months have revealed the monstrous berg that is below the tip of the ice. Trump’s presidency did that, of course, but I have been shocked beyond numb at the alacrity with which the hideously evil authoritarian geist leapt at the opportunity to move in for killing the republic behind the shield of a health crisis, with actions clarifying they were mostly interested in the kill part. Somewhere in there, there is still a republic, but what I celebrate today no longer exists.

    I have always been grateful for men who put their lives on hold and on the line for our country and our safety, whose very presence discourages foe even though they are oft mis-used. Anyone who does that now needs to have his head examined.


  16. Baysider says:

    Eliz: the original rebel is orchestrating


  17. MAL says:

    Z, I’m not saying someone will pull the plug on social security. I’m saying we will go BK (bankrupt) and forced to end it. How else can we survive the pace we’re going? We can only print so much money and inflate the economy so far before it all blows up!
    I recall reading about one of the So. American country’s inflation being so bad a few years back workers were paid twice a day. Wives would bring their husbands lunch at noon, take the 1/2 day’s pay and rush to the market to buy food. It got that bad! Look where we’re headed not only at the pump, but everything else. Have you seen the prices of homes nationwide? With % rates going up, it’s going to get worse.
    Mark my words. Look back a year from now. Perhaps even 6 months from now. We can’t keep going at this pace without paying the price later. I’m really worried.


  18. geeez2014 says:

    BAYSIDER…WOW! “Anyone who does that now needs to have his head examined.”

    I’m afraid there just aren’t ENOUGH of those who’d ” put their lives on hold and on the line for our country and our safety, whose very presence discourages foe even though they are oft mis-used”

    In the past, when things went bad, America stepped up and protected herself, protected others …and we had ENOUGH like-minded patriots who’d participate. In spite of that, today, frankly, we have an all-volunteer military. ….but those numbers are shrinking because there are those who feel we need to have our heads examined for that…true or not.

    Sadly, I don’t think that “heads examined” phrase is as ‘off’ a statement as it would have been even 10 years, or 5 years, ago. Our cops are getting killed, our military feels like we don’t have their backs, our national guard is shrinking due to ridiculous covid regulations…etc etc etc. ALL dangerous, MOST being ignored.

    Trump helped divide us….He was such a good president but had trouble speaking without using silly name calling, hyperbole, etc……I FIRMLY believe that had his ego been kept to himself (he needed it to keep us safe, as I’ve said MANY times here…his ego couldn’t have taken a 9/11, for example..”not on MY watch!”), he’d have beat Biden SOUNDLY, with not even an ability for the Left to have defrauded an election…he simply would have had so many votes they couldn’t even do whatever many think they did….
    And he hasn’t learned his lesson because he’s still using name calling instead of just SPEAKING PLAINLY and PROUDLY and defending himself…….:-(

    EVERYTHING GREAT THAT TRUMP DID did was looked at with ridiculous America-hating DISDAIN by the Left……and the RINO’s didn’t like him because they wouldn’t get their goodies with him around………And he didn’t know how to get around that. Perhaps he was just out numbered but I don’t think so.

    SO NOW, with the Trump hatred in our country, ALL Conservatives are regarded as TRUMPSTERS: ERGO:

    If you like TRUMP, you’re like HIM, you’re STUPID, you’re HATEFUL, ..etc. NOTHING COnservative will fly for quite a while here in America again; JUST when we needed an enormous awakening…


  19. Baysider says:

    Mal: “How else can we survive the pace we’re going?” De-population. There are plenty of serious people who want this – not just Bill Gates and his crazy father. It would sure solve the insolvency problem of social security. And it’s worse in Europe according to Catherine Fitts who knows the finances.

    Yeah, Z, I’m very sad to say that. Just like the police. And now foisting the left’s narrative on our soldiers in a way that divides them and sets them apart. It was the last bastion. Colonel Lohmeier’s book Irresistable Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military was the last straw.

    The things have REAL consequences. Drudge has a story about Oregon where a health official, a program manager in Oregon Health Authority’s office for equity and inclusion delayed a meeting with partner organizations on the stated grounds that “We recognize that urgency is a white supremacy value that can get in the way of more intentional and thoughtful work, and we want to attend to this dynamic. Therefore, we will reach out at a later date to reschedule.” While it was heartening to see one response that said “as a person of color, I am calling BS!” the fact that this woman still has a job today is very troubling. Let’s see … if I have to attend your racist indoctrination sessions, maybe I’ll show up a few hours late as a counter to my white supremacist value.


  20. geeez2014 says:

    BAYSIDER…military WAS the last bastion, wasn’t it. Happily, I’ve come home tonight to put FOX on and see tons of soldiers celebrating AMerica, their decision to go to war though many are maimed for life, etc…SO this isn’t 100% doom and gloom>

    “URGENCY IS A WHITE SUPREMACY VALUE???” Right, and with urgency comes hard work, being on time, working well on projects, etc etc. I’m for it and most Black Americans are, too!!! I love that “BS comment”:…thanks for including it.

    I love your remark about attending LATE the racist indoctrination sessions…Utterly brilliant, BAYSIDER 🙂

    Am sitting up here at my window typing and hearing fireworks at Brentwood Country Club and even seeing quite a bit in the dark sky between two buildings…my every-year Fireworks vantage point!! JUST enough!! I just feel sorry for my neighbors across the street with their 7 dogs….must be awful for those poor animals!


  21. geeez2014 says:

    OH, Great…the Lee Greenwood song is now playing , FOX showing fireworks over the Washington sites…and I’m sitting here teary-eyed.
    “I’m proud to be an AMerican…and I won’t forget the men who died who gave that right to me…”

    I taught this to my little kids at Pilgrim Preschool…thinking they’d barely be able to learn the chorus and I’d sing the verses at the parent-night show. They kids, hearing me sing the verses in our few rehearsals, learned every word…….they sang the whole song with me and the parents were knocked out!! SO SO Sweet!!


  22. Baysider says:

    Lots of suffering dogs comments on NextDoor. My cat does not like fireworks, but she is more afraid of the new tenant who moved in today – another man, her bete noir.


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