This Monday marked 246 years since the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. Yet, although most Americans were celebrating the birth of their country, some were calling for violence.
Among them was writer and Screen Rant editor Alisha Grauso, who put out a tweet in which she complained of being “not really in the mood to celebrate Independence Day this year.”
Grauso added that she was “not really in the mood to celebrate Independence Day this year.”
“Burn” it down
The self-described “firebrand” followed those words up with another message suggesting that it would be “a little treat” to “burn this country to the god***n ground.”
My mood this year is more like what about if we burn this country to the goddamn ground, as a little treat?
— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) July 2, 2022
MSNBC contributor Dean Obeidallah tweeted, “How can our nation celebrate ‘Independence Day’ when the GOP Supreme ‘Court’ just stripped women of the right to personal freedom?!”
Left-wing author Don Winslow offered a similar message, declaring last Friday, “Today is the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and Monday is July 4th.”
“And yet here we are in 2022 without basic civil and human rights or independence and fundamental freedoms for women.”
Rioters descend on Portland
Meanwhile, Former Democratic Ohio state senator and MSNBC contributor Nina Turner stated, “Conservatives are going to trample on human rights, then turn around and celebrate Independence Day weekend.”
Some detractors weren’t content with mere words, as conservative journalist Andy Ngo noted that rioters took to the streets in Portland on the evening of July 3 where they burned flags, destroyed property, and wrote messages calling for people to be killed.
#Antifa shut down the street in downtown Portland overnight on July 3 & vandalized buildings with violent extremist messages calling for mass murder. Police responded but made no arrests. pic.twitter.com/A9JqMu1Mnm
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) July 4, 2022