Today’s Who Won the Week is going to be a little different. Today, being July 4th, America’s Independence Day, I’m going to create a little bit of fiction about the dystopian future that is evolving in the United States. At least I hope it’s fiction.
“Today is July Fourth, students,” the teacher said to her ninth grade social studies class. “Does anyone know the significance of this date?”
One student raised her hand. “I do,” Debra said. “My grandfather told me that when he was a kid, people used to celebrate July Fourth by shooting off fireworks.”
“That’s right, Debra,” the teacher said. “Why did they set off fireworks on this day?”
Danny chimed in. “It had something to do with when the country was created and declared its independence from England.”
“And why don’t we celebrate the Fourth of July anymore?” the teacher asked.
Isabel called out, “It was forbidden after the Revolution of 2021,” she said, “when the followers of the glorious God Donald took back our country from the corrupt elitists who had stolen the election from their Lord and Master.”
“That’s right, Isabel,” the teacher said. “And what national holiday do we celebrate now, children, in place Independence Day?”
All the students stood up in unison, put their hands over their hearts, and turned to look at the large mural on the wall.
And they all yelled, “January Sixth, America’s Insurrection Day!”