Wow…..How to address such a tricky notion? Liberty…..Freedom….the Meaning of Life…..you ready to tackle such ideas? We shall see…

Liberty….Freedom…..Privacy…Constitution……are just trinket-words that get dished up and tossed around, usually to satisfy some self-serving, instant gratification…..what’s in it for me? My Liberty….

It’s been my experience that when folks throw out such cliche, trinket-words – they do so in order to advance a basic, material, self-serving…….oppressive “strong-hold”….of some kind.  We can see this in a conventional, Southern Baptist household and all over the globe within poor socio-economic countries, regimes, etc.   Despite the selective judgments and good-guy badges, all human beings cultivate this “dominion….strong-hold” over other human beings……male or female…..male or male….female or female….personal or business…….master…..slave.

It’s called the 1-up game. Your turn.  Boring.

Liberty IS worth talking about, however…….IT…..IS worth talking about.  What is IT? and What is LIBERTY?

Before we get to that……a question…….this will hurt your noggin…..What is more valuable to mankind, freedom of privacy or freedom of expression? Is one lesser than the other? If one HAD to be sacrificed and there was no choice in the matter, what would you choose?  Blue pill? Red pill?

What’s to hide?……………..Do you have a right to “hide” things from us? from those “not you”? Seriously, think about it.  What is privacy, really?
Folks commonly mumble, “my personal, intimate, things, uuhhh, stuff that’s mine, stuff I don’t want other folks to see, my money matters, etc……..”

Really? Are your things and your real, daily life – that interesting? That unique? You that good? or that bad? You got real shit tucked under the mattress, hidden in your closet? Your bones? Your things? Your memories, all tucked away? Who you are, all tucked away?…………Do you really think that?…….That….that’s who you are? Are you safer to hide in there?

Memories…..things….bones? Tucked underneath the mattress? or in a conditioned or conditional closet?……….Nonsense.

Mostly, we hide all our things, wrapped, stylized….pretty and tight……because we don’t want the others to realize we are frauds….we are anxious to be found out……that we are not the image we project “out there”…….that we are some how false, out of our element…..insecure…..not worthy…..not as attractive as our profile……not smart or white or man enough….whatever the case maybe…….We hide, not because we seek to protect LIBERTY, but because we seek to protect and uphold our STRONG-HOLD, over what is “ours”……our dirty little secret….of never being quite good enough…….not having quite enough to feel ok……….look no further than the Star Wars plot where young Darth Vader slaughters busloads of children and turns to the dark-side out rage and the potential to bring his most cherished possession back to him…..his infatuation…..his possession……Luke and Leia’s mother………this was Vader’s lesson, YOUR LESSON and the initiate’s lesson on the Force itself……despite all the talent, love and vitality, grand-father greatly failed us…..mostly his heart was dark…..after all, grand-father owned slaves, built his empire on the backs of the unfortunate….and was the face of DARKNESS itself…..at least in our generation’s Hollywood imagination…….you can apply this analog to where ever you wish…..look no further than our current conflict…#blacklivesmatter……an open-loop wound, un-recognized….. never actually-closed…..

America’s framework, infrastructure and foundation was built upon the work of our “grand-fathers”….i.e. Vader……..very enterprising, very intelligent, very powerful……very, very, very lovable and loved……..yet also….. so very weak, stubborn and selfish……almost to a point where its easier to look and walk away all together…….but we know better……..We are here to finish the Great Work……the work of imperfect men……as imperfect men…..as Fathers renewed….as Men re-born.  Conquering Child, Conquering Lion….

So….in our incredibly, uncertain, fast-moving, exponential chaotic global…..theater…..market……Facebook feed…….campfire……What IS worth protecting?

Before one can answer – one must have a firm grasp on how…….all this……REALITY…….Actually works…….no bullshit………You see, this sort of stuff here, get very tricky….only a handful of folks I’ve ever come across, truly grasp this most essential element – it’s the most difficult to grasp because its the most obvious to you……yet you don’t realize it…….it’s a matter of time…..not intelligence, so please don’t ever confuse the two……In order to honestly…..and fully comprehend what IS worth protecting in this cold world…….one must KNOW time…….and what TIME and YOU are not………Time is NOT back there…….Time is NOT up here……Time is not here or there……IT IS only NOW……instant….NOW….speed of light……MIND, CONSCIOUSNESS….NOW…….Any notions of past…..or future are illusions and NOT reality whatsoever….no matter what attachment or investment you put into them…….there is no-thing REAL – but NOW……

And just like you cannot settle disturbed water by smoothing it over with the wave of a hand…….you cannot control the future, your wife, your children…..your subjects….your citizens…. your flow………you cannot control them or even yourself……..You can however…..learn……explore….be kind…….love…..behold…….wonder…….protect……..radiate…….share………these elements make up the backbone and marrow of what MAN ACTUALLY is……..this is IT……and….without IT……and without……Liberty…….neither tree bares fruit……only barren waste-lands……

If time is an illusion and my stockpile of memories, cash, karma and good fortunate is of no trade…….what is worth protecting? Ego? Persona?…….not really, why bother? No one remembers, not even I…….so without memory……without that sort of awareness – where can MAN begin to gain his bearings in this sea-sick, seas?

By Trusting Liberty….by making a Covenant with her…..a bond…….to uphold and respect her ways and to impart the lessons learned and burned from our imperfect-well-loved forefathers……

Liberty’s Echo…….tomorrow’s post.

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