Many people believe that the idea of revolution is somehow unpatriotic. It seems taboo to say the least to even mention revolution in our nation today. Revolution has always been necessary in order to facilitate change in a society. The revolution may be in thought or in action. Sometimes it is accomplished through a loud dialogue and other times through war. We must not shy away from important change because of what may happen. We know that things will only stay the same or get worse as they are. We live in a dangerous time. There are random terrorist acts all over all the time. People are taking the liberty to kill their fellow citizens with or without reason. There have been suburban snipers, shopping mall killers, and even highschool massacres. We have more people incarcerated than any other nation, and we are leading the global system down our path to self-destruction. Our environment is changing. We are facing climate change which may put an end to our species. What will history say if we do not try to change our systems for the benefit of the world and ourselves.
Our music, our culture, everything in our society has become corrupted by money. It is only through money that we can get necessary medical care, it is only by money that we can achieve justice, and finally it is the worship of money that motivates and drives most of the art and music in our culture. We live for money and only money. We hoard it from each other and from the world. We must act. Those few good citizens must get active. Do not feel that you do not have a voice. If you believe in mankind you have a voice. Use it. We need something better. We need sustainable energy, population control, and a renewed focus on our place in our greater ecosystem. The earth itself is at stake... every species in an evolutionary history of which we are only a tiny part hangs in the balance of our actions. If every there was a reason for revolution and evolution it is clearly here today!
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy." ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.