Perigo’s Perspective: Independence Day – 6 Jul 2023

So America made it to another birthday this week. 247 years since the Declaration resounded around the globe.

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. …”

Whether America makes it to 248, let alone 250, I should say is moot at this point. France has gone, Britain is going, and America is succumbing to treason. Beijing Biden's bribes from the Chinese Communist Party are now out there in broad daylight, but treasonous Woke-Fascist media won't report them. What The Big Guy has done for them is obvious: weakened America's military, sabotaged her economy, sent China strategic oil reserves, banned fossil fuels at home while China charges ahead with them, allowed a Chinese spy balloon to traverse America for a whole week, turned a blind eye to the installation of a military base in Cuba, let China off the hook for unleashing the Wuhan virus, pushed electric cars whose batteries are made in China, allowed unlimited access to Chinese communists, and millions of other invaders, across the Southern border. China First, America Last. MAGA Republicans are extremists and domestic terrorists, Trump should be jailed, etc., etc.

The one lapse in his devotion to Beijing seemed to be when he called President Zi a dictator, though that's hardly controvertible. No surprise that our own Chrissie Hipkiss declined to agree when getting his riding instructions from Zi and the World Economic Forum in China, as we too slide into tyranny.

The House Republicans' probe into Biden's corruption, media complicity and the origins of Wuhan could slow down the rot. Two recent Supreme Court decisions give faint grounds for hope: one ending the brazen racism that is Affirmative Action, and the other upholding the right of a Christian baker not to bake a cake for a gay wedding. I'm as gay as Gertie but I'm also a libertarian. I certainly don't think a Christian baker should be legally obligated to bake me a cake. The lavender mafia who have hijacked LGBT are up in arms about this decision, of course … but how odd that if it were a Muslim refusing to bake a cake, the lavender mafia would have no problem. Totalitarianism makes for queer bedfellows sometimes.

So happy birthday, America. And good luck. You're certainly going to need it. The enemies of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness have never been more intent

on extinguishing liberty's torch, blacking out that shining city on a hill.

If you don't make it, America, I'm glad I lived at a time you were great, and black women such as Leontyne Price, who needed no quota system, would sing your praises.

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Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo is a New Zealand broadcaster, author and commentator, once hailed by Metro magazine as “the doyen of political interviewers.” He infamously walked out of Television New Zealand in 1993, calling its news and current affairs “braindead.” Lindsay contributes to the Breakfast programme with Perigo's Perspective on Thursday mornings.

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