4th of July weekend. America celebrated Independence Day. Family and friends gathered together over barbecue, drinks and fireworks, but what does this day really mean?
4th of July means differently for different people but we have one thing in common, we are celebrating our freedom and honoring everyone who offered their lives so we all can enjoy that freedom.
Speaking of freedom, that nowadays is being threatened in our country as people are truly showing their character and values amidst our fight against COVID-19, Racism and Injustice.
President Trump’s message this weekend, didn’t inspire people to unite in a Nation that is already divided and struggling to heal, instead, it was a call only for certain group of people to rise and reclaim their land.
Isn’t this the land for everyone brave enough to chase their dreams? Isn’t this the land of democracy and migrants from all over the world?
This country is great because of the contribution and hard work from all the people that lives in it and not because of the special chosen few. The message excluded Americans who didn’t agree with the President. It was fueling hate and animosity. Americans versus Americans.
4th of July was a wake up call of what’s really happening in America. It showed how People of Color and other Ethnicity are truly perceived and treated in the Land of the Free. It also showed that many are blind and indifferent to the Coronavirus Pandemic surge that is currently ravaging many of our States.
It is not true that 99 percent of the COVID-19 cases are totally harmless. Some people have died. Some people who recovered are on rehab and disability due to the virus long term complications. More than 30 percent of patients we triaged this weekend are presenting with COVID-19 symptoms including loss of taste and smell. Though less deadly, the virus has become more infectious, making it easier to spread it within family members and communities. The New Coronavirus also changed its target age groups, from elderlies to young adults mostly in their 30’s.
Where we are heading in the future now calls for every American to use their freedom for what is good, kind and just. Freedom is power. Freedom is hope. Freedom is the ability to change the wrongs and make it right…for all.
Will we allow Americans versus Americans happen?
Freedom is calling everyone to show their patriotism by setting aside indifferences and come together as one unified America.
Whatever it takes, together we will make America great again. Together, we will overcome this crisis and end darkness.