Embracing Pluralism on the 4th of July

This clip of actor Bill Pullman portraying the President of the United States, in the movie Independence Day, is one of my favorites. I recycle this post each year due to its message. This clip showcases a sense of global unification and the spirit of one, rather than a world in constant conflict over petty matters, such as: territory, race, religion, and national/ethnic identity. Unfortunately, it took an invasion from aliens in a fictional film before the world realized that we should love each other, regardless of  our identity; it is about upholding the greatest sense of spirit that exists… the human spirit. The 21st century has arrived and we should move beyond tolerance, which simply means accepting one by law. We should subscribe to a universal spirit of love. Let us put our petty differences aside and accept that we live in a world of diversity. Pluralism defines us. Hence, our stubborn beliefs will not change the world, but only bring about further animosity. So, on this 4th of July, I ask all people to embrace today as a global celebration — not just an American one. Make it a day in which we can love regardless of our own beliefs.

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2 thoughts on “Embracing Pluralism on the 4th of July

  1. I love this post. The real point being embracing for the freaking sake that we are all human. Too much intolerance among those who think they are tolerant. And, tolerance is not enough.

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