All across the US people are celebrating Independence Day, otherwise known as 4th of July, as a way of remembering when those pesky British were sent back to Britain.
In solidarity with those happy folk, we have decided to scour the internet for celebratory memes, cartoons and videos – of which we found but 10.
Interesting things to note at the outset: Firstly, Independence Day celebrates the US’ adoption of the Declaration of Independence from the same date back in 1776.
Secondly, the standard way to celebrate is have a BBQ, light fireworks and generally exist in a utopian world completely removed of any form of remembrance or appreciation of history. Exhibits A and B:
Of course for people outside of the US, and perhaps many inside the US, 4th of July signifies the mid-90s human success story better known as ‘The time Will Smith killed all the aliens’. Exhibit C:
But we can’t all profit from the jovial atmosphere. Exhibit D:
There are some erroneous ‘facts’ flying around about US history, some modern, some old. Some so old, in fact, that people actually think James Van Der Beek won the battle of Dawson’s Creek to save ‘Murica! Exhibit E:
It does make you stop and think though, how many people have thought this whole celebration through? Exhibit F and G:
Of course, the British haven’t forgotten. Exhibit H:
Regardless, someone is blowing something up. Exhibit I:
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