“This 4th of July isn’t about the USA, it’s about you.”
What a small and selfish perception you have going on here; not to mention the contradiction you make for yourself. Here you are writing about the nation falling short to some standard you’ve developed. You’re advocating that the country contains an inner ugly while complaining about the political notion you disagree with. How can you advocate self serving individualism and simultaneously critique the focus Americans attribute to a memorable holiday. We are here because of “us, them.” Not me. Not you.