Thursday, July 5, 2007

Freedom through commitment


Let us celebrate freedom with explosions.
Let us celebrate genocide with flames.
Let us celebrate Pyrotechnic Puritan Pain Providers with bright colors.

The World Police isn't the only force celebrating independence on this day

Filipino-American Friendship Day, July 4, is a day in the Philippines designated by President Diosdado Macapagal to commemorate the liberation of the country by joint Filipino and American forces from the Japanese occupation at the end of World War II.
The Philippines was a U.S. territory from 1898 to 1942, when it was occupied by Japanese forces, and again for a brief period after the war. The country gained complete independence on July 4, 1946.
Initially, the nation's Independence Day holiday (Araw ng Kalayaan) was held on July 4, former President Diosdado Macapagal moved it to June 12, the date on which the Philippines declared independence from Spain in 1898. Filipino-American Friendship Day was created in its place, and coincides with the United States' July 4 Independence Day.

Actually it now seems that even this Friendship day celebration has been abandoned. http://www.bibingka.com/phg/misc/july4not.htm
Refer to this article for the whole story.

But while we celebrate our paper work independence from a paper work nation, our united journey though space that none of us are free from....this organic space ship of ours....experiences its farthest point from the sun. So while we dance through the night because of the warmth and heat it carries; we are actually farther away then ever from our source of life and energy on this planet.
Thank God we are not in the south pole

In astronomy, an apsis, plural apsides (IPA: /apsɪdɪːz/) is the point of greatest or least distance of the elliptical orbit of an astronomical object from its center of attraction, which is generally the center of mass of the system.
The point of closest approach is called the periapsis or pericentre and the point of farthest excursion is called the apoapsis (Greek από, from, which becomes απ before a vowel, and αφ before rough breathing), apocentre or apapsis (the latter term, although etymologically more correct, is much less used). A straight line drawn through the periapsis and apoapsis is the line of apsides. This is the major axis of the ellipse, the line through the longest part of the ellipse.
Related terms are used to identify the body being orbited. The most common are perigee and apogee, referring to orbits around the Earth, and perihelion and aphelion, referring to orbits around the Sun (Greek ‘ήλιος hēlios sun).

Also born the same year of this nation's indepedence, The first of the Great Economists, Adam Smith, publishes The Wealth of Nations, on March 9, 1776. Which quickly became the Bible of our nations freedom.

My journeys have brought me to many places and I truly believe that our greatest act of freedom and indepence is the ability to choose where to commit ourselves to. We trade one slave-owner for another....Americans traded slavery to Britans to slavery to the Wealth of Nations...and this master has been good to us.

So on this day remember who you are a slave to....in the words of Our Ford, Love what you need to Do. Love whom you devote your slavish activity...and love yourself for doing it.

1 comment:

Michael Wenzel said...

Wow this is such an insightful post. I think it is cool how you point out how freedom is merely the ability to choose your master. Which goes back to the article about the Philippines independence from the US. They where free but still enslaved financially to the US. But since they wanted that money they made that choice. Which in one way seem like no choice but they can still choose to renege on there commitment to the US.