You mean to tell me that the Revolutionary War wasn't fought because the colonists could afford to pay the tax on a cup of tea? That story always made so much sense to me.
According to some guy dressed like Brian Fellows, the real reason the colonies fought for their independece from England is because England was about to abolish slavery, and of course the colonies weren't about to have that.
They needed slavery to continue for another hundred years or so to rob black people of a few more generations of wealth, to more firmly establish the system of white supremacy that continues unabated to this day.
If England had won, slavery would have ended way TF back in the 1700s, and who knows where we'd be. Basically, what I'm saying is, fuck this country and fuck the 4th of July. When you celebrate the 4th of July, you're really just celebrating prolonging slavery.
They don't teach you this in high school, because high school is part of a plot to sell us back into slavery. For some reason I didn't have to take history in college, but they probably don't teach you that in college either, unless you go to some expensive school on either of the coasts, where there aren't weekly pro-life rallies and Phyllis Schlafly events.