Freedom Symbol of Expression
Freedom of Expression
Expressions can be made through a multitude of varying avenues. People are born with the basic human right of expression. Even when freedoms appear to be suppressed by a form of tyrannical leadership of some sort, it is not easy to hush a crying baby. And..., as we all know too well, babies express themselves through crying, at any time they feel like it. Whether you would like them to shut up or not. By the time babies grow up to be small children, they soon learn to add kicking and head tosses in with the wailing, which nowadays is called a temper tantrum.
When teenagers decide to exercise their basic human right of expression, a whole new type of earthquake takes place, and interesting words come spewing out of their naughty, little mouths, as if they had just swallowed the remnants of an erupting volcano. Animals are not so different than teenagers really, when they need to get somebody's attention. I have three cats in my house. If one of my cats doesn't like the way you're petting him, he'll bite your hand. I have one cat who potties on my pillow when she is mad at me. Needless to say, I have gone through several pillows to date.
A Walrus bull will sing love songs to a female it wants to mate with. The African lion likes to fight, claw, and bite at potential mates, when the mating scent lays upon the stiff African air. Birds peck and screech to scare off an intruder or to call a female bird in to nest with them. There are even some male birds out there, who conjure up the strangest dance routines and performances, in order to express their unique abilities.
People have the tendency to do the strangest things, when they feel the need to express themselves. Nobody will ever expressed love as notably as Van Gogh did though. He loved so deeply at one point, he cut off his own ear and sent it to his lover, as an expression of his endearment. William Shakespeare expressed himself through his dramas and comical satire. When Robert Frost felt the need of getting something off his chest, he wrote another epic poem or two.
President Barrack Obama's, 2008 presidential campaign, was ran entirely on the volatile hysteria of personal emotion. His campaign motto of change, could be heard around the world. His expression of hope and change in his campaign message, reinstated with millions of voters, touching on the importance of freely expressed ideas, which Americans hold so dear. Popes, pastors, or monks express themselves through the power of prayer and peaceful protests. When watching Buddhist monks in protest, it is their expression of brotherhood and companionship, which is the most represented.
As Americans, let us not ever forget, how precious our right to express ourselves is to each one of us. It is a powerful tool, and something to stand proud of. Not too many countries celebrate the freedoms, so many of us take for granted. Express yourself, and vote in the 2012 Presidential election.