I am doing a bit of catch up today... comments, housework, and hold on tight -- a blog post!! But, I wanted to send you all off to one of my favorite stops: http://northdakotaman.tumblr.com/ I've sort of lurked about his blog for some time now, enjoying most of his postings. Today I took the extra step of posting a comment.. so maybe not such a lurker now?? Anyway, stop by and see what you can find to fill your soul.
In the process of doing some "housework" on the blog, I re-read that quote by John Lennon that I have highlighted on the sidebar, and it caught me again... then I thought about this little cartoon type thing:
It's no secret I'm no fan of Faux news. They report not news but conjecture and fear mongering. They rant and rave about small things while ignoring real violations of what should be essential to a free America all in the effort of creating sheep - frightened people looking for a savior while being bent on making the rich richer, the poor irrelevent, and anything acceptable as long as it's for money.
Now, relate back to the quote by Lennon: fear makes us pull in and not experience life.
I don't want to be afraid. I don't want to be just a paycheck from starvation. I don't want to be a hospital visit from losing everything. I don't want to be concerned that my drinking water is contaminated, that my boss could fire me for being gay, or that my neighbor - a moron that can't even spell republican but he "are" one because they protect a man's right to protect himself (oddly enough, it's the rest of us that need protection from him!). I don't want to live in fear! I want to experience life, live knowing that it's the man in front of them that people see and not some prejudicial judgement. I want to break down the walls I've felt necessary to build up and I want to feel love. Is that too much to ask Faux news?