Freedom #01: the Right to Happiness … (07/15/13)

“If I have to beat you up to keep you safe, that’s just what I’ll do. It’s this kind of regard for others that makes me believe I’d be a good politician.” ~ Jarod Kintz These are trying times, to be sure. Thanks in large part to the internet, there has been a dramatic increase […]

Freedom #02: the Right to Forgive … (07/14/13)

RIGHT #02: the Right to FORGIVE “The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.” ~ Karl Marx I remember when I was a young teenager in Middle School (in Alabama, no less) how we used to make fun of other […]

Freedom #03: the Right to Give anyway … (07/13/13)

RIGHT #03: the Right to GIVE anyway “The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most drudge along paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.” ~ Gore Vidal It has been often said that the […]

Freedom #04: the Right to BE yourSelf … (07/12/13)

RIGHT #04: the Right to BE (your Self) “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted in a profoundly sick society.” ~ J. Krishnamurti When we hear others speak of tyranny & oppression, most of us naturally think of history’s more flagrant examples — *the psuedo-genocidal destruction of dozens of American Indian nations […]

Freedom #05: the Right to TRUTH … (07/11/13)

RIGHT #05: the Right to know the TRUTH “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” ~ Gloria Steinem As a species we are slowly and steadily waking up to the fact that we are not being given the Facts; the truth that we are not being told the Truth; […]

Freedom #06: the Right to LOVE anyway … (07/10/13)

RIGHT #06: the Right to LOVE anyway “Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to Truth, follow only Beauty, and obey only Love.” ~ Kahlil Gibran Don’t get me wrong, it is quite reasonable to hate our enemies. It is reasonable to shun the criminals who attack […]

Freedom #07: the Right to PRAY … (07/09/13)

RIGHT #07: the Right to PRAY with Power “The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” ~ S. Kierkegaard “It is better in prayer to have a Heart without words than words without a Heart.” ~ M. Gandhi For most of the world’s […]

Freedom #08: the Right to WEALTH … (07/08/13)

RIGHT #08: the Right to true WEALTH “I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for men who do little that is useful to amass fortunes of millions of dollars, while millions of men & women who work long & hard for most of their days earn barely enough to live.” ~ […]

Freedom #09: the Right to CARE … (07/07/13)

RIGHT #09: the Right to CARE (the verb) “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any […]

Freedom #10: the Right to Community … (07/06/13)

THE INALIENABLE ELEVEN – a new Bill of Rights (Freedoms that can never be taken from you, … no matter what “they” do) RIGHT #10: the Right to COMMUNITY “The community – in its fullest sense: a place and all its creatures – is the smallest unit of Health” ~ Wendell Berry “A person whose […]

Freedom #11: the Right to Celebrate … (07/05/13)

RIGHT #11: the Right to CELEBRATE “The year you were born marks only your entry into the world. The years thereafter are where you show your worth. They are the ones worth celebrating.” ~ inspired by Jarod Kintz No question, times are hard and many are struggling to merely get by … No question, many […]