July 4, 2016: Clauses of Freedom

July 4, 2016: Clauses of Freedom

Fourth of July...
I almost forgot how sickening it can be when you're on the otherside...

Firework stand. 
Oh what fun! 
Fire and light always a joy...right?
Buy em up! 
Fill your cart...
Hundreds of millions spent to be blown apart. 

"What year did we get our freedom?" The cashier gleefully asks.

Answer correctly & win a prize whose very mechanism is the tool which caused/s the demise of..."freedom".

Freedom which has yet to be fully achieved...

You see - our freedom is intertwined & as long as you continue to say "our", you perpetuate a lie. 
The lie of being "equal"...

It's really quite simple-

Criteria for Equality 2016:
money
status
white
male

Criteria for Equality 1776:
money
status
white
male

240 years - have things really changed? 

Freedom with clauses is no freedom at all. 

July 4th 1776 may mark the start of "freedom" for some...

For others - the very gunpowder we light marked the end.

The end of languages,
spiritual practices, 
culture,
nation...

The end of Self. 

So if you must - 

Celebrate because we are still here. 
Celebrate because we are still fighting. 
Celebrate because you're pushing for a better tomorrow. 

But do not celebrate because we are free. 

To Write Poetically Or Imaginatively About What I Know of the Work of Erika Wurth

To Write Poetically Or Imaginatively About What I Know of the Work of Erika Wurth

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