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By Boozemusings Co... 04/26/18

Today is the anniversary of the bloodless revolution in Portugal.

Red Carnations in the barrels of the guns of the military,

placed there by the people,

who then celebrated together

on Avenida Liberdade

April 25, 1974

It's a beautiful


joyful image

Tyranny overthrown quietly and joyfully by a people united

But there was bloodshed of course and torture and the imprissonment of people's hopes and dreams for many years before the peaceful overthrow of Salazar's Dictatorship

And of course for many years after the overthrow of the dictatorship people had to learn a new way of life

Freedom after years of mind control can be uncomfortable

When I moved to Portugal in 1993 there were still people who missed the false security of the dictatorship

It is a challenge to live free

To be responsible for your choices and the fulfillment of your dreams

but I don't want to live any other way ever again

Now that I'm free from the mind control of active addiction

Dia 25 de Abril in Portugal

A day when tyranny was overthrown by hope

and an awkward but essential freedom returned to a people who came together

at the sound of this music coming over the radio

If you're controlled by alcohol


Unable to stop once you start

no matter how much pain and shame that supposedly soothing liquid is causing you

Pour it out and stick a red carnation in the top of the empty bottle

turn on this music

then join hands with your community and learn how to live free

Go to a meeting if you have a group in your world that works for you or

head over to facebook , twitter or Reddit


open the link and come Talk to Us in BOOM


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