Freedom FROM Speech; Commercialism

I've been writing every day but letting my voice be heard through Facebook rather than on my own Blog/Journal.  No one reads my Blog, really, and that's actually OK.  Over time, that will change.  It's all about hard work and Divine Timing.

I rarely watch the 'Olds', AKA, the News. I got pretty grounded and happy when I took a TV Sabbatical for about 4 or 5 years. One day I found out U.S. Troops were in Iran or Afganistan or something for several years. My daily life was not impacted by politics at all. But when I DO listen to pundits and the like, I get weirded out by all of their mindless manipulation. It's easy to get sucked into the black hole of politics.

Anyway, people still ranting over politics.  Nothing new.  Haters gonna hate.  Everyone wants someone to feel superior to, it seems.  Laughable.  Then add religion to the mix.  

Ah, yes, the grand toxic spectacle of brewing religion with politics, anathema to defenders of freedom from sea to shining sea. Yet if nobody can talk about ANYTHING, then what use is freedom of religion, freedom of speech, or freedom at all? Don't curse the darkness, light a candle sort of a thing? Forgiveness runs deeper than the offense that required its presence. But the human ego loves to hate and lift itself up at the comparative expense of others. Someone has to be wrong, less than, less holy. No one can be president without the consent of those who allow them to run in the first place. One big friggin game of distraction.

Commercialism is Casting the Lot.