I’ve been ambivalent about fireworks for years. But after watching the video that Jana posted about the personal cost of the fireworks industry, I’m not too sad I missed it last night. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to participate in fireworks productions again, unless there’s a serious change in their manufacture, and certification that people’s lives aren’t at stake daily, just so we can pretend like we’re watching bombs blow and celebrating our “freedom”, otherwise known as buying power. No more cheap fireworks for me.

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