Symphonic Saturday – The 4th Day of Remembrance

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Today’s theme is Freedom. In the Western world, we have a lot more freedom than some other countries. We’re not one hundred percent free, but we have it pretty good. Why do I say we aren’t totally free? There are a lot of things we can’t do. For example, when I was buying a house in Ottawa, I looked at some lots. I learned I wasn’t free to put any kind of home I wanted on most lots. They had to be of a certain value. I also learned that even if I chose to use nothing but green energies such as geothermal and solar to power said home, I’d have to pay hydro delivery fees because you aren’t allowed to be disconnected from the hydro grid. Gone were my hopes of ridding myself from a bill. There are lots of things like that in this country that people aren’t aware of because they don’t affect them. Still, for the most part we can work a job and survive, which is better than a lot of the other places in the world.

And some people have it worse. Especially in the U.S. There were 9 killings by police officers in Canada for 2016. In the U.S., there were 183. Our population is smaller, but that’s still really high. The right to live is definitely being infringed on there and something needs to be done about it.

We have the freedoms we do here largely because of soldiers. Soldiers who forfeited their own freedom. Many whom died.

I found a song by Madonna that speaks to freedom pretty well. It also has this funky groove going on that I like.

I’m still feeling crappy, so that’s all I have for you today.

Guid cheerio the nou,
R~

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