Stephen Young and Bryan Brickner are activists and have been talking and writing together about the US Republic for more than a decade; Bryan has a Halloween 2016 dream (for the third year) and again calls Steve for help …
Bryan: I had that Halloween dream again.
Steve: Calm down ~ recurring dreams can be useful: what happened this time?
Bryan: Well, it was Halloween 2016 again –
Steve: – Because you saw the stage and big banner Halloween 2016 Presidential Debate.
Bryan: You remember.
Steve: And it’s just prior to the November 2016 election.
Bryan: Right again.
Steve: What was different or new?
Bryan: There was only one US flag and not two; no candidates or podiums either, just an empty stage with the flag centered.
Steve: Was the citizenry there like the first year?
Steve: Was John Finley Pettigrew there, you know, like the last times?
Bryan: Yeah, Pettigrew was, still young, dressed in revolutionary garb and unarmed. He was mostly motionless with his focus on the stage.
Steve: Mostly motionless?
Bryan: There’s this one moment when he …
Bryan: … He stops General Washington.
Steve: How does a Virginian like Pettigrew, who was 18 in 1776 when he joined the revolution, stop General Washington?
Bryan: With his hand.
Steve: Oh … how so?
Bryan: Well, it’s Pettigrew, Washington and Morgan in the …
Steve: General Morgan, Thunderbolt of the Revolution?
Steve: Who’s all there?
Bryan: There’s Pettigrew, Washington and Morgan in the front and Lee and Lincoln standing behind them.
Steve: Okay …
Bryan: So Pettigrew puts his hand out as Washington makes a move for the stage.
Steve: Interesting: did the musical Ozzy then show up?
Bryan: Music did but no Ozzy – a different mode this year.
Steve: A Depeche Mode?
Bryan: You guessed it ~ Freestate.
Steve: Step out of your cage and onto the stage …
Bryan: … It’s time to start playing your part.
Bryan: A sign for We the People.
Steve: What happened next?
Bryan: It ended like the other times: the scene switches to Pettigrew’s headstone and then I awake.
Steve: Hmmm … sounds okay to me, you know, with the playing your part bit.
Bryan: Let your senses overflow ‘eh?
Steve: Freedom’s a state.
Bryan: I hear ya’ ~ just open your mind and let yourself go.
Steve: Sounds good Bryan ~ Happy Halloween 2015!
Bryan: Thanks and you too Steve!
Video: Depeche Mode's Freestate
*Next Up: Saturday 31 October and The Story of George Hempington and the First Hempoween.
Posted by Bryan W. Brickner