Freedom of Speech

Censorship

First Amendment of The U.S. Constitution states; Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

There has never been such a thing as freedom of speech in America. In order to speak freely, you first had to have access to a printing press, a newspaper, a radio or a TV station. And if you could gain access you then you had to get past the editors of the media. Only an elite group of people ever did? You had the articulate and well-behaved representatives of ordinary people. But ordinary people themselves never had a chance to speak publicly and openly.

Not until now that is. Today we have the internet revolution, that is led by a ragtag army of bloggers? It has given us all a chance to be irreverent, blasphemous, and ungrammatical in public. We can reveal secrets, blow whistles, spill beans, speak our minds, or just make stuff up. (hopefully NOT)

Of course, the old elites donít like it, actually they really, really hate it. Blogs are shut down left and right, and bloggers are silenced, reprimanded and fired from their jobs. Suddenly modern liberal society reveals a repressive face few of us knew existed.

Are we still FREE

Should we behave ourselves? Should we fall silent? HELL NO! Letís call them on their hypocrisy and stupidity. Letís demand that modern liberal society lives by the principles it claims to embrace. Bloggers of the world, unite! Fire up your keyboard and blogs! You have nothing to lose but your gags! …retake our Freedom of Speech! 

2016 Peppers

My 2016 peppers are:IMG_9714

  1. Bleeding Borg 9
  2. Gator Jigsaw
  3. BubbleGum x Moruga
  4. BOC (Orange Bhut Coppenhagen)
  5. Aji Pineapple

Wait for the photos this year!

 

Here are a few things that I try to live by every day!

  1. Pick up all the trash in an area in your hometown; be its guardian. Tell others about it.
  2. Be friendly to everyone at all times; experiment outrageously.
  3. Buy local when possible, if not by “Made in USA”.
  4. Always speak up for justice, no matter how much it costs.
  5. Go once a week on a “house call” to a nursing home to cheer people up as a friend.
  6. Go for a walk, angels speak to you when you walk.
  7. Consider being silly in public. Sing out loud. Wear funny stuff.
  8. Find ways to need a whole lot less money; share beyond belief.
  9. Have potlucks frequently, with neighbors, co-workers, and strangers. Work toward living in extended families.
  10. Take your vacations in your own hometown and spend the money working on projects there that help build community.
  11. Protect those smaller and weaker than yourself
  12. When you see someone who needs help…HELP
  13. Stop caring about what others think of you