In addition to my previous post, the way I see it, people all over the globe are fighting to achieve what we started over 200 years ago. Overthrowing and dismantling governments isn’t the answer. Taking charge of them is. Rooting out the corruption and profiteering…that’s the mission. Replacing these fuckholes with actual representatives. Or scrapping representation and installing a system of direct democracy. We have the technology. We also have the power to do all this. All we have to do is Amend. Amendments, jury nullification, etc…we have a whole bag of tools we could use to fix shit. We don’t have to burn the whole city down, just get collectively loud and demand results. :)
It does make me feel all warm and fuzzy when large numbers take to the streets, though. Fight the power! :)
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Reblog if you support the overthrow and complete dismantlement of the United States government.
You’re nuts. It’s shit like this that has the NSA buried up my ass in the first place. You’ll throw the baby out with the bathwater and then they’ll usher in the technocratic global corporate fascist state. Mark my words.
Why don’t you just try using the mechanisms available to make the needed changes? The pen is mightier than the sword and you should use the law against itself. The same power they wield over you, you also have, but fail to use it.
The failure of this country is not an indictment of the system, it’s an indictment of the people at large. The people are the problem, not the system. Ignorance, apathy, and just plain jaded cynicism is the problem. Giving up is the problem.
We get railroaded here and we do nothing but accept the media line; meanwhile people in other countries far and wide are standing up to our original example for transgressions that pale in comparison to what is going on here. Anybody with half a clue knows the whole world’s problems start right here.
So the answer isn’t overthrowing the government, the answer is to start using it like you’re supposed to, instead of letting the puppets run wild.
The answer is to keep educating people and the change you seek will manifest, regardless of the system/s.
"Life always give us exactly the teacher we need at every moment. This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light, every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor, every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression, every addiction, every breath. Every moment is the guru."
Back in the ’70s and ’80s, novelist Stephen King started doing something similar, giving budding filmmakers the rights to his short stories for a dollar. While most of the people who created films based on King’s short stories didn’t become famous, one did: Frank Darabont, the guy who directed the “The Shawshank Redemption” and “The Green Mile”—both films based on King stories. Oh, and Darabont created a little series you might have heard of called “The Walking Dead.”
Moby….you kick ass, man. As somebody who likes doing video and such, trying to work within existing copyright systems is a pain in the ass. Excuse me for wanting to kick some good jams in my videos…you pretty much have only one option and that’s hope it sticks on Vimeo. Vimeo is super cool and all, but YouTube is where it’s at. I’d always have killer jams in my videos if I could. Nothing pleases me more than tipping somebody off on some good jams.
I’ve occasionally just taken the flag because the piece of music was something I felt belonged in the video. Even though I completely follow what I feel is fair use, the system doesn’t see it that way. I do not intend to infringe, I intend to educate and promote.
And I’m definitely not turning a profit on my works. ;)
So anyway, kudos to Moby for helping us other artists out. I’m not even a fan (basically ignorant of his stuff), but I’ll go out of my way to find something of his to use to pay tribute to him for being a cool cat. :)
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