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Buddhism

So,  after about a  year or so of battling back and forth with Buddhism I have finally decided to take the leap. I’ve started meditating on a daily basis and researching the ways of Buddha.  Ever since I started all of this it seems as if life has just completely turned around, I went from being frequently depressed to being happier than ever before!  My attitude about the world has changed as well. Although I still believe that the world is quite messed up and going to shit, I also believe there is hope for peace if we would all just come together.

So, I’m not going to talk too much more about Buddhism after today, I just kind of wanted to post a little segment about it. I didn’t have too much to say other than that. Just wanted that out there….

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Christmas Parade Invasion

Hello everyone, I have neglected to blog in some time. I guess that’s due to the fact that I have kind of sheltered myself to the happenings of the world for some time now. But I have again opened my eyes, and I’m not liking what I’m seeing…

Okay, so what really set me off to the point that I’m ready to blog again is a Christmas parade. Seems sweet and innocent, right? Well that’s the way it should be. BUT, this certain group of individuals that like to call themselves (even though they have probably never opened a history book) the “Tea Party” invaded it. Well that’s fine. Everyone has a right to an opinion (no matter how ignorant) and everyone has a right to be in a parade (no matter how stupid they are) but what REALLY should NOT be going on is dressing up as Confederate Soldiers and flying a Rebel Flag, and instead of throwing candy like all the other floats, what do they throw? Copies of the constitution… I’m sorry, but this ignorant, racist, homophobic group REALLY crossed a line tonight. This was supposed to be fun and innocent, but this group made it into some form of protest.

I don’t know, maybe I’m making this into a bigger deal than it has to be, or maybe I am right and this group of neo-Nazis really crossed a line. Either way, if you’re reading this still, how about leaving me some feedback, good or bad. I want to know how everyone else feels, also I’d like to know how some of the Tea Party feels? Do you guys think they crossed a line? Or do you think they were just being dumb Tennessean hicks that don’t really know any better?

Peace & Love,

~Austin