It is amazing to have access to so much information via the www. I applaud your kids in their ambition and their innate belief in freedom and democracy. In watching old WWII stuff, these past few days, I feel as though I have stumbled across a whole new minefield of information. Your journalists and pioneers, push the boundaries, your brave sons and daughters give their lives to preserve those basic rights given to them in the Declaration of Independence. Their cause is honourable, and it protects all of us. I think it might well be, the most sensible document ever written, taking in unforeseen circumstances and all that kind of thing. Its right up there with the Domesday Book. It might be the reason why our US cousins have that same British attitude, 'we shall never surrender' only more so.
In Mother England unfortunately, we are tangled in webs of libel law, that will take centuries to sort out, and by the time it does, everybody has lost interest. Thus, we are not always privy to items that are available to the rest of the world. This would not be acceptable in the USA, and go them! They know know all about technology, (between 5 and 10 years ahead of ourselves). They won't accept mysteries, they have ambitious and tenacious youngsters who will see a project through. With strong mums in the background.
Too many countries are lethargic with the merry go round, of political talks that lead nowhere. Each new day brings another new pen pusher with another ludicrous law. We are fools to ourselves of course, the claimant culture has become an integral part of our economy. I blame L.A. Law.
Today, this 4th July, I applaud the American people for changing the course of history. For getting the message out there, that there is an alternative to living under oppression. The sheer will of the 'Brave New World' gives inspiration to other worlds, to other cultures, and I believe has been a force for peace.
It is one of those 'I could have danced all night' moments, in trying to recall all that is good about the USA, and there is so much..... You brought light to a world that might otherwise have remained in darkness.
I have met way too few Americans, but those I have met and known personally have been absolutely charming and inspirational. I know the US has social problems similar to our own, but today, Independence Day, I extend my hug to the whole lot of you, for retaining your right to free, unrestricted speech and information. We know that all the while the USA is still broadcasting, there is hope for the world.
Happy Independence Day!