Quest for Liberty, Freedom and the Persuit of Happiness...
Some contend that this order is granted. Others contend that this Liberty or Freedom is granted by hard arduous work, seperated from the "actual" fact of the matter. Still others lay low, in no comment to the conditions that are of a matter that should be scrutinized, instead of doors, closed to silence, of old documents which profess these liberties, those freedoms and assume, by the fact (defacto) that these elements exist, by and large in the greater establishment of the social culture as givens.
Some slogans I remember pasted on huge signs, or additional slogans of the metaphorical road signs, once again passing on the Road Across, that were written analogies as prospect of the testament of human conditions...Fight for Your Freedom and that Freedom isn't free without work.
And it is still a quest, journey, wandering to learn the lessons of the addages on these road signs, a journey of maryters for beliefs and some labored testimony from those who fell through the systems of these things, watching as the road is in disrepair growing much more rocky, now unpaved on our journey, a place where some weeds are growing as the Roads dissapears into the sunset, where we can perhaps view in perspective, a road across being terminated by a bridge out.
As an artist, and considering one who has traveled great distances to the point of assuming this fact, I have bridged many conditions and seen many things.
I had seen epic eras of division, and explored those region in divided Europe. I had seen the (so called) Nemisis of Communism, and visited that region too, with memories taken home, appreciating freedom, liberty and persuit of happiness a bit more than others who did not know of these experiences that I had had.
I felt the societies, the burdens and the darkness of those cultures, hesitating a bit to depart on the information that I had seen to others, experienced and taken to heart. I am an American, I said, those words written in my books and journals, I'st it a blessing that I have opportunities of Freedom, Liberty and persuit of happiness granted?! Those three words burn like blue-flamed torches in my heart, for I had seen and experienced the obvious opposite of what many had not seen.
Freedom does have to be fought for.
Liberty is not a given if there is no freedom,
And Persuit of happiness, does not nor cannot occur without a truely free individual who is free in all of perspectives and has Liberty in his pocket, to do, act, and be whom He or she is to promote this prosperity in the light of opportunity. How blessed are we to have those three words: Freedom, Liberty and Persuit of Happiness as a banner to stand and fight for!
How quickly they can be taken away without our knowledge by others who might not see us as individuals, rather than a group, rank and file profit making machine...the mass, group and of course the unit (us) being amalgamated into a guise, and rounded forward towards unity in mass thoughts, group think, supposing were cattle being collected, and sheep to be herded rather than growing, living and breathing individuals who have something to add to our coporeal reality, and augment our understanding of Liberty through our actions...given that aspect of hoping, dreaming, and yearning to be free, at liberty and have successful fulfillment of that persuit in happiness...which makes one sad at times, that it may be becoming a great illusion, guise, even though hard work and labor was put into it...the field-marshall, from in and behind on several different levels making ones journey miserable by the same words it took to augment a feeling of personal expression, freedom and liberty...the personal experience, a control voice coming above and beyond, in the very same words as Liberty, announces Harness, in the words of Freedom, announcing barbed wire boundries...thus far and no furthur. Remembering as a young man in Eastern Europe, seeing the lists, add-lists of rules and regulations concerning censorship on all different levels, mostly concerning the word "State". I saw how even Democracy could be contorted, only a very very small number of people who were actually allowed to vote on the inside, but announcing a proletariat democracy behind the scenes in guises like the Deutche Demokratic Republic (East Germany), a communist guise, which lead into a word and another world lead by permits, permissions, furthur guises, and an augmentation of very suppressive regimes (in accounts remembered from Eastern Europe)
I held my breath when I remembered in East Germany of those systems with secret police, cameras and lists, all the trading cards of police states.
Of course people in America never experienced this for the most part and only told of the tragedy in human conditions that were played out in history...many even still existing to this time. They never heard or experienced having a Kalininikov aimed straight at them, nor felt the prima facia direct approach to repression. This they would never want to see, nor ever want to experience.
Thank goodness for the glorious sense of Freedom, Liberty and persuit of happiness as written as law within our Constitution.
Thank the Freedom seekers efforts to make these glorious tenants of Freedom, Universal Laws and human rights throughout the world. That such laws should be held Universal Rights, all people held with dignity, respect and allowed these inalieable rights would promise a world given a glorious future for all members, furthuring the Golden Rule, which applies to all.