That's what they used to call it - the "Glorious 4th" (of July).
Call me grim, call me a pessimist, but nowadays, i feel like this ol' Blue Oyster Cult song - Dancin' in the Ruins.
Is my vision too dark ? Are things not as bad, as depressing, as they seem to me ?
I feel like the end of the world as we know it is close at hand, and i am powerless to stop it.
But as BOC noted, all those years ago - fuck it ! Might as well dance...