[Image: The face of a steer, Brahma, partially superimposed over the face of the author, Pax.]*
Tomorrow, many US-Americans will celebrate the birth of a country that was founded by and for the benefit of white heterosexual cisgender theistic men, on lands stolen from indigenous people, with the forced labor of black slaves.
Many will feast upon the flesh, milk, and eggs of non-human animals, who did not and could not consent to having their lives and children taken away from them. Many vegans will feast on plant-based treats right alongside them, but few will say a word about animals.
Some will drink too much alcohol. Some will get behind the wheel of a car, intoxicated. Some of those who make it home safely in this drunken condition will turn on their spouses and children.
Many will enjoy fireworks that scare the living daylights out of companion animals, as well as many humans with posttraumatic stress and sensory processing disorders. The show will often conclude with a song celebrating military victory.
America, fuck yeah.
* Brahma was rescued from the dairy industry by the humans at PreetiRang Sanctuary.