Every year, Americans are supposed to celebrate July 4th as the founding of a U.S.A. both free and enslaved. The fourth of July is a federal holiday. 

On July 4, 1776, the population of the United States, then the Thirteen Colonies, was estimated to be about 2.5 million people. This population included both free individuals and enslaved people.

Out of this population, approximately 500,000 individuals were enslaved African Americans. The remaining population, roughly 2 million people, consisted of free individuals, which included various groups such as European settlers, Indigenous peoples, and a smaller number of free African Americans.

Of course, millions of Americans do not celebrate the birth of a racist slave owning U.S.A., homicidal at home and genocidal abroad.

This writer, your dedicated peoples historian activist, also strongly advises his readers not to celebrate the July 4th holiday birth of a U.S.A. founded by owners of African slaves. Patience! A better deal will eventually come our way with the rise of China and the Global South.

Many Reasons Not to Celebrate that Fourth of July Birthday 


That U.S.A. born on the 4th day of July in 1776, today in 2024, has been co-murdering Israel’s captive Palestinians by the thousands as American 2,000 Lbs bombs, missiles and artillery shells rain down on a defenceless Israeli illegal militarily occupied Arab population in Gaza. (Israeli pilots, U.S. warplanes).


-USA’s AFRICAN genocide 1776-1864: New England banks financed deadly but lucrative slave trade, forced labor in the North, before massive forced labor in South; a million died during seizure and transport from Africa and another million died in forced labor. (For the first time in recorded history of slavery, inhumanity toward slaves as practiced in the USA and Colonial Powers, eventually became based on having inculcating society with fear-fostered ignorance and a preposterous insistence of racial superiority, sanding on its head white feelings of inferiority in the face of the far more accomplished civilisations and cultures pale-skinned Europeans had conquered in Africa, India and China.


-NATIVE AMERICANS 1776-onward: Genocidal theft of habitats of a thousand Native American nations instigated by banks speculating in land; forced captive marches, broken treaties, wars, deaths from malnutrition certainly reached more than one million deaths already long ago. 


  • Iroquois Confederacy (Haudenosaunee): A powerful alliance of six tribes – Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora.
  • Algonquin: A group that includes many tribes such as the Abenaki, Penobscot, and Wampanoag.
  • Pequot: Known for their role in early colonial history.
  • Narragansett: Another significant tribe in the Northeast.


  • Cherokee: One of the “Five Civilized Tribes” known for their complex social structures and adaptation of some European-American customs.
  • Choctaw: Another of the “Five Civilized Tribes.”
  • Chickasaw: Also part of the “Five Civilized Tribes.”
  • Creek (Muscogee): Known for their large confederation.
  • Seminole: Famous for their resistance in the Seminole Wars.

Great Plains

  • Sioux (Lakota, Dakota, Nakota): A large group consisting of different bands, including the Oglala, Hunkpapa, and Brulé.
  • Cheyenne: Known for their warrior culture and resistance against westward expansion.
  • Comanche: Renowned horsemen who dominated the Southern Plains.
  • Apache: Known for their fierce resistance to colonization, including the Chiricahua and Mescalero bands.


  • Navajo (Diné): One of the largest Native American nations today.
  • Hopi: Known for their pueblo dwellings and kachina doll tradition.
  • Pueblo: A group that includes tribes such as the Zuni and Taos, known for their adobe structures.
  • Zuni: Known for their unique language and religious traditions.

Northwest Coast

  • Tlingit: Known for their totem poles and rich oral history.
  • Haida: Famous for their art and longhouses.
  • Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwakiutl): Known for their potlatch ceremonies.
  • Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka): Renowned for their whaling practices.


  • Chumash: Known for their sophisticated maritime culture.
  • Pomo: Renowned for their intricate basketry.
  • Miwok: An important tribe in Northern California.

Arctic and Subarctic

  • Inuit: Known for their adaptation to the harsh Arctic environment.
  • Athabaskan: A large group that includes tribes like the Gwich’in and Koyukon.

Great Basin

  • Shoshone: Known for their extensive range across the Great Basin and beyond.
  • Paiute: Divided into Northern and Southern groups, known for their basketry and adaptation to desert life.


  • Nez Perce: Known for their resistance under Chief Joseph.
  • Spokane: An important tribe in the Plateau region.

These nations represent just a fraction of the rich and diverse tapestry of Native American cultures across North America. Each nation has its own unique history, culture, and traditions.


MEXICANS. In 1836 US rapes away half of Mexico through merciless war. Mexicans are made aware that Americans will keep killing Mexicans until USA demands are met. California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado (parts of the state), small parts of Kansas, Wyoming and Oklahoma stolen.


PHILIPPINES 1898-1902: Invasion and massacres during Filipino war for independence – upwards of a million lives savagely taken. The overseas investment community propagated the racist concept of ‘Manifest Destiny’ make genocide tolerable.


-CHINA 1900 murderous sacking of Beijing, orgy of killing and stripping away all the cultural treasures for sale that the American and British troops could load into a few boxcars of a train.


-in EUROPE and in European colonies world wide many millions die as US banks through the Federal Reserve financing and entry of US Armed Forces enable WW I to go on an extra year and a half; 1934-36 Senate Nye Committee investigates allegations that the U.S. entered WW I to make big profits. Senator Nye created headlines by drawing connections between the wartime profits of the banking and munitions industries to America’s involvement in World War I; investigation of these “merchants of death” documents the huge profits that arms factories made during the war; found bankers had pressured Wilson to intervene in the war in order to protect their loans abroad; arms industry had been price fixing; held excessive war investor influence on American foreign policy leading up to and during the war.


-SOVIET RUSSIA 1917-20: Two US Armies invade along with armies of thirteen other capitalist nations to foster, aid, support and participate in civil war; seven to nine million new Soviet citizens die, three million just from typhoid.


WORLD! Corporate America armed Hitler’s Nazi Germany for World War to save Colonial Imperialism. 3% of humanity died violently. 

All the monstrous beyond description inhuman Nazi German crimes, the crimes that have been attributed to Stalin and those committed by the US and Britain in fire bombing civilians in German and Japanese cities, happened during the world war that was made possible by the enthusiastic rearming of an insanely dangerous (Nazi )Germany.  This was done to protect and continue invested capital rule over most of humanity by the unjustly wealthy in the Western colonial empires then threatened by the economic calamity of the Great Depression that had been created by their own financial malfeasance. The true source of the Second World War was American industrial might empowering a rabid Adolf Hitler and his Nazi thugs in what had been a disarmed Germany. Hitler’s strident call for Germany to expand into the Soviet Union was silently or tacitly approved as was much of Hitler’s rabid condemnation of Jews by American investing and joint venturing in Nazi Germany,

When we recall films and photos of skies filled with warplanes, of seas filled with warships and of thousands of tanks engaged in deadly conflict on land bringing death, destruction and misery to hundreds of innocent millions, we best remember that a lot of upper class people in business suits were elatedly counting their enormous blood-soaked profits from investments in the manufacture of weapons, munitions, uniforms, and coffins.

The rearming of Germany made possible Hitler’s invasions of twenty-two countries and brought world war to Asia, for Japan would not have dared to attack and declare war on the United States of America without it being able to count on an alliance with an awesomely powerful rearmed Nazi Germany, plus Italy, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Albania, which all declared war on the USA immediately after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. As already mentioned, the Second World War and the Holocaust, which made the rich speculators of Wall Street owned America the sole world superpower, is estimated to have taken the lives of 70 to 85 million men, women and children. Within this total were the 28 million citizens of the Soviet Union, which had been the obvious target in the rearming of Germany of a consensus among the wealthiest American and European capitalists. A further plus for Wall Street was the outcome that left half the cities of Wall Street’s designated archenemy, socialist model USSR, lying in ruins.

The beyond imagination great multi-nation genocide that included the Holocaust must be laid at the feet of wealthy profit scheming speculative investors in war headquartered mostly in lower Manhattan, New York City.

War investors can cheer ‘Hooray’ on July 4, 1776-2024 and continue forth in Permanent War and for now,  these powerful war investors are able to deride China’s Peace Initiative. Jay Janson is an archival research peoples historian activist,  musician and writer; has lived and worked on all continents; articles on media published in China, Italy, UK, India, in Germany & Sweden Einartysken,and in the US by Greanville Post, Dissident Voice; Global Research; Information Clearing House; Counter Currents; Minority Perspective, UK,and others; now resides in NYC; First effort was a series of articles on deadly cultural pollution endangering seven areas of life emanating from Western corporate owned commercial media published in Hong Kong’s Window Magazine 1993; Howard Zinn lent his name to various projects of his; Weekly column, South China Morning Post, 1986-87; reviews for Ta Kung Bao; article China Daily, 1989. Is coordinator of the Howard Zinn co-founded King Condemned US Wars International Awareness Campaign, and website historian of the Ramsey Clark co-founded Prosecute US Crimes Against Humanity Now Campaign, https://prosecuteuscrimesagainsthumanitynow.blogspot.com/which contains a history of US crimes in 19 nations from 1945 thru 2012.


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