Late June and early July is a good time of year to binge watch TURN: Washington's Spies. This superlative historical drama series charts the course of America's War of Independence through the microcosm of a patriot spy ring. The plots often involve General Washington's conception of providence. His usage of the term seemed to signify that a just cause arising from appeals to reason would allow his army to prevail, especially when the enemy's belief system was compromised by nonsense. In other words, facts crush fiction. Patriot leaders had to prove themselves while British commanders wanted to convince everyone they were predestined to lead because of the family they came from. For 3000 years since the Akkadian Empire a succession of world autocrats have wanted exactly that; for their lineage to be seen as superior and born to rule. Washington and the other Founding Fathers set an example for all humanity when they overturned that hogwash for America. If you're planning to pull down statues of them, people the world over may object. It could be smarter to persist with the revolutionary momentum for equality and justice they started than reinvent the wheel. How many uprisings do Americans need? If you squander your first one should there be a do-over for a totalitarian future? Incrementally vote away your democracy for socialism but you won't be able to just vote it back.
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