Birth Of An Indignation

Every 4th of July, alas, we are reminded that Florida remains a retrograde state when it comes to fireworks. Yahooville sham laws permit the sale to anyone of anything China sends us that explodes. To paraphrase Marshall McLuhan, noise is the medium and seemingly the message – as opposed to a celebration of the birth of a noble experiment, a memorialization of Fort McHenry or a salute to communal spirit.

And anyone else notice the pet-frightening staccato sounds and shrill whistles of the Fourth beginning Friday night, June 30th?

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