This week, I was planning to write a blog about the month of August, but I will save that for when we get to August on the calendar. But, this August will be an important month for me. I will be travelling to Boston, Massachusetts, to take Steve home. Steve had a passion for Boston that was deep and profound. He loved everything about it and talked about it often. I knew little to nothing about Boston, being raised in the South, and often wondered why Steve did not live there because of his passion. I asked him several times, and he did not have what I thought were good reasons. I don’t even remember what they were. His family had brought him in California when he was a young child. He never really liked California. Or, at least, that is what he told me. He loved Boston! We went together once in the dead of winter, and he told me more history during that trip about the founding of America than I ever learned in American History class in school. We were definitely planning to go back at some point for a continuation of the dialogue. I recently edited and will be re-editing his novel “Marathon Murders” that takes place in Boston. He talks a lot about Boston in that novel. You can feel his passion in his words.

jaywmacintosh_marathon_a5

So, today, I plan to spend some time, pondering liberties – BUYER BEWARE!!  DON’T TAKE YOUR LIBERTIES FOR GRANTED, frequently using cartoons for commentary.   When I think of Boston, I think about my liberties. I don’t know if that is an accurate “thinking”, but there is not a lot “accurate” about my thinking. Who cares? That’s what I think! And, in the past few months, as I watch the international news on television, I have thought a lot about how fortunate I was to have been born in the United States of America. A fluke? (See previous post about “Flukes”).  I could have been born in Libya, or Mexico, or Thailand.  But, I wasn’t. I was born in a small town in Georgia, U.S.A.  And I lived a blessed life as a child. Fortunate, in many ways. I experienced the fear of war by a small-town community as America entered World War II, and Mother had to use rations at the grocery store. I experienced the exuberance of a community when the war was over. I can still robustly sing “Over There, Over There”, 

“Johnnie, get your gun
Get your gun, get your gun
Take it on the run
On the run, on the run
Hear them calling, you and me
Every son of liberty
Hurry right away
No delay, go today
Make your daddy glad
To have had such a lad
Tell your sweetheart not to pine
To be proud her boy’s in line
Over there, over there
Send the word, send the word over there
That the Yanks are coming
The Yanks are coming
The drums rum-tumming
Everywhere
So prepare, say a prayer
Send the word, send the word to beware
We’ll be over, we’re coming over
And we won’t come back till it’s over
Over there.”
I just received my mail-  “Inspiring Quote for July 30, 2018”, from THOUGHTFUL MIND. This is what today’s quote is, 
“It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.”       ― Father Dennis Edward O’Brien, USMC
So, to all of those who are complacent or approve or “buy” many of the things being done and actions taken by the U.S. government at the present time,  I can only say BUYER BEWARE!! DON’T TAKE YOUR LIBERTIES FOR GRANTED.  Here are several of the cartoons that speak to me. I share them with you because, by this point, you know my position with all of this.
5ab4458f-5ed1-4c7b-81d9-a6e32fb5af4d
IMG_0961
IMG_0703
IMG_2343
IMG_2651
IMG_2212
IMG_1280
IMG_2652
IMG_1214
I think I posted this one before, but I like it. If so, I apologize for the repetition. 
IMG_0726
And, it is my duty to include a brief moment of Trump comments,
IMG_0947IMG_1215
IMG_1211
AND, last but not least!!
IMG_3587
Best, Jay
Janet - the ACTRESS
Advertisements

3 thoughts on “DON’T TAKE YOUR LIBERTIES FOR GRANTED!

  1. I love that photo of you! By the way, I don’t think T-rump will make it through one term. His former campaign manager goes on trial tomorrow. His son may have lied to Congress. His attorney as of today is no longer denying collusion with Russia, just saying that collusion isn’t a crime. It’s just a matter of time before the dominoes start to fall.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s