In the era of ‘Inversion’ everything seems upside down. People who stand for Freedom Of Speech are being deemed ‘Terrorist’. If you want to speak your mind and if a group or contingent of folks disagrees with you you’re excoriated.
This is not what millions of our brave brothers and sisters have fought and died for over the past centuries. Our independence from being under the thumb of the ‘El-lites’ was a struggle paid in blood, and our Freedom is not to taken for granted. It appears that we’ve come full circle, only the structure of the Tyrants has changed. Corporate Logo Icons have replaced the faces of the Kings, Queens, Barons, and Dukes. It’s not hard to fall into despair over the layers of control and intrusion that have become ‘common place’. Or the mounting class division, anger, fake news, false flags, and growing police state.
But, the good news is there is the other side, all of the splendor, beauty, joy, and inspiration that is the spark of life is all around us, and that’s where our focus needs to be tuned. Literally tuned into the positive side of life.
Let us review the topic of ‘Freedom’;
Technically, freedom means ‘the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint,’ but here in the United States of America, it means so much more.
Here are some excerpts from The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest is a youth essay competition, conducted nationwide, which gives students a chance to write 300 to 400-word essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme. This year the theme is “What Freedom Means to Me”;
“Freedom lets us talk how we want and explain about yourself to be how you want yourself. You can protest for what you believe is right and even if it’s wrong you are able to express it. You can have a religion to follow what you believe in, not what you are forced to believe in. Not being afraid to say what you believe, because nothing bad will happen to you”
“I also get to write how I want and about what I want to write about. The freedom of press. I can write fun or serious stories however I want to. Then I can share them and don’t have to hide them like in some other countries”
“Another great freedom here is getting to go to school. In other countries, kids don’t get to go to school, let alone girls. I learn a lot at school and it’s where I become myself the most. Without this freedom we would all be more alike, and not be able to be ourselves”
“Every morning I wake up, not having fears of whether or not I’ll live that day. I’m confident to act as my normal self. I have no fear of this because our future, present, and past men and women have fought to keep us safe. Not in the middle of wars and not worried for our lives. Allowing us to confidently live our day”
“Therefore, every American citizen should be proud of this beautiful country. Without the liberties we have as a free country, we wouldn’t be in the same situations as today. Our flag, with its 50 stars and 13 stripes, represents our freedom. As long as this flag still flies, I know I’m free. I am so proud to be an American. God bless the U.S.A”
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