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A Call to All Artists, Join the Movement!

A Call To All Poets.

If I am reading the times correctly, in the coming days, we will find ourselves in the middle of a full-fledged movement and revolution. A movement against the corporate system as we know it and the 1%, that threatens to put in danger our ability to sustain ourselves and our communities. I believe that we stand at the beginning of something big, the moment of revolution lingers before us, hanging ever so delicately by a thread that is bound by the strength of our people, and our ability to work together and imagine a new world. If we are to succeed, we the people must be strong in our convictions, trusting in our comrades, brave in our initiation, and intuitive in our creation.

Will we rise?

Not an easy task to accomplish against a power so destructive. But that is not what we are afraid of, the power of the beast we have known so well. We have seen with our eyes and we have been speaking to the corruption around us, we have given voice to the stories of our struggle under the oppressive forces of a capitalistic beast so destructive in its untamed force, millions are destroyed under its foot every day. This is the world we have found ourselves in, and this is the time in which we have been called to write, to call forth, to create, to tear down, to build up, and to speak the power of words into being. This is the moment in which each and everyone of us have been working for, writing for, living and dying for. On stages and behind microphones all across our nation, we have shared our hearts, our pain, and the heavy burden that comes with carrying forth the message of liberation to the people. For so many of us, we have endured the struggles of earning a living wage vs. trying to do what we love the most and have had moments where it seems we are preaching a silent message, a message unheard by anyone but ourselves.

“Times are changing”

But things have been changing, and from where I stand, it looks like many have been listening. Perhaps more people than we thought or imagined would. It seems that our efforts to play our part in the struggle, to give voices to those that are made silent, to speak out against the powers that exist, is finally being heeded. Our warnings are being noted, and our inspiring words are becoming fuel for the movement. Let us take a moment to recognize the power rising amongst our people. The words that we have spoken as food for thought is fast becoming inspiration for action.

Where do you Stand?

Perhaps many are still on the fence about where they stand. Wondering if this is just a flash in the pan that will quickly fade. Perhaps you are not aware of the movement at all. If any of the above applies, it would be worth a second to pause and see what is happening around us. The people are ready to rise up, we are taking control of our own media, we are making our own voices heard, we are working together in solidarity and in community, we are awakening.

What is our role?

But still, there will be many that try to oppose us. There will be brothers and sisters that write us off as slackers, unorganized and immoral rebels. The police will be used as weapons to protect the few and their interests. And we must be ready to face this opposition. There will be many more who will remain apathetic to their cause, and we must continue on, be the force that inspires even the most cynical amongst us to recognize their own place in the 99%. We are the 99%. In the coming days, let us combine our efforts towards inspiring the people in our communities to become a part of their movement. Let us do the work that we have been so faithfully devoted to. Let us speak words that move in the depths of our collective dreams, move in the remembrance of revolutionaries before us, and create a new world made by our own hands, and imaginations. Let us use the power of words to call the masses, to inspire them to rise up and become a part of this movement.

We are the 99%.

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Is the revolution here?

In mid July, the magazine Adbusters, which I have been reading on and off over the last 5 years, called for a time of action.  They challenged readers, activists, designers, creators, and a new generation of people to come together and begin a revoolution.  On Septemeber 17th, a couple doze or so people began occupying Wall Street at Zucotti Park near Wall Street.  They began gathering under the banner of protesting against capitalistic greed that has been at the center of our recession, our loss of democracy, jobs being sent abroad, and the student loan debt that so many have been stuck with, while politicians are being bought out by bailed out banksters.

From the beginning, this movement has had the make-up of adbusters type thinking and thought at its center.  The voice of the people is beginning to be heard, and the movement is on the brink of awakening the global consciousness that lies dormant in the heart of so many people.  In the middle of a recession and economic downfall, so many young people are becoming disenchanted with the American Dream.  People are beginning to recognize the farce that exists in the so-called rules of the game.  It used to be that America represented the “Land of Opportunity” and the place where people can climb the ladder and find their dreams.  Slowly, this dream has become a nightmare, as the last three decades represent a slow build of capitalistic corporations slowly building their empires, while most of the public is dazed into a zombie like trance purchasing all the goods they put out.  This is no-longer acceptable to the general public and it looks like the #occupywallstreet movement, aided by the use of technology, social media such as twitter and facebook is beginning to spread the word across the nation, and quickly people are starting to pay attention.  It seems like many other cities are already beginning to join the cause and stand in solidarity with OccupyWallStreet.

Pay attention in the coming weeks as this movement grows and begins to gain the attention of a national media and see how it begins to sweep up the masses.  I have a feeling that this is going to be something big, something that we will be telling our grandkids about, the movement that shook up the whole world and brought about a new way of living.  I can tell from the spirit of the people and the message that is rising that the power of the people is quickly beginning to be realized amongst us.  Stay tuned, it is still early, but we are creating our own media, we are standing up for ourselves against the authorities, and we have reached a point where we have had enough.  The stirrings of revolution are among us, listen carefully and you may be able to hear the call. Rise UP

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