What is Freedom?

The most important freedom we have here, in America, is the right to piss off our government. That is the freedom that we need to protect above all else. It is that freedom from which all other freedoms stem. It is the true difference between us and North Korea. If I can’t insult Obama without legal charges or spit on the American flag without being executed, then I have no freedom because if I can’t do that, then it’s not much further before I can’t say things like “The tax code is unfair” or “going to war with Iran is a stupid idea”. In a way, the most “patriotic” thing you can do is be “unpatriotic”.


So, I’m thinking I need to rewrite The Lady Bug, at least to an extent, since I don’t seem to know what to do with it as is.


Mandatory pledge of allegiance. Jail time for burning the flag. Absolute immunity for police officers. Halting the immigration of Muslims. Building walls at the boarders. Outlawing science classes in schools. Making laws to enforce a particular religious dogma. Honestly, how can you say that you defend freedom when you seem to spend so much time opposing it?

Pieces of a song

Are you staring at the moon tonight?

I can see you got that look in your eyes

Are you looking at me?

Are you looking at me?

I am staring at the moon tonight.

Oh darling, are you on the other side

Looking at me?

Oh, are you looking at me?

Tear me asunder,

rip me apart,

pull me under,

and stop my heartbroken heart

Sitting in the park

Even I can see the sparks,

Between your lips.

Cold fire.

Keep telling little lies.

Keep telling little lies.

keep telling.