Dear Fellow Artists, Friends, and Allies,
In the midst of such obvious and overwhelming unease and ever-increasing and undeniable political concerns, what has helped me the most, besides music and its power to exorcise demons, is tracing a line of logic that is backed by history; and discovering Dr. Gene Sharp's methods of nonviolent resistance that have successfully toppled dictatorships around the world.
Please consider/reconsider the following:
Power only resides where we believe it resides.
That's the trick.
Rulers only have the power we provide them. And WE are the vast majority.
They are threatened, this new administration; in fact, any system of power is threatened by a people who control their own energy.
Please, let's continue to build the means to control our own energy. Our art, in all its various forms, is a direct weapon against our oppressors. We know this.
We know that through art, we alter states of consciousness. That people who experience the world in synchronicity are soon bound in solidarity, and vice versa. So then, the whole unjust paradigm that lies before us collapses as we wake.
No longer can we be tricked or bought.
Once we band together to stop enabling the lies of the imperialist tradition we've inherited in America, we've won the revolution.
So let's get up, take a deep breath, and fight.
With love always...always love,