I am concerned that the fight for freedom is one that will never end. Wait! Not just concerned, but active in my expression of what it means to be an artist. By this I mean I am taking sides. By taking 'sides' that means that there must be another 'side', right?
My "side" is the one where documentaries, subject matter, perspectives, movies, plays, and even topics that reveal injustices do NOT become 'taboo' and never are mandated as 'not allowed' by our powers that be. be they Reps, or Demos, or LIberts. or whatever.
The right to expression is vital to the concept of what the founding fathers fought and died to create.
The side I choose is the side supporting freedom of expression, of being less hindered by government and constricted by it, the one rebuking mass ignorance and conformity.
My awareness, as limited as it is, is keen enough to resent what the current regime is the USA is, and all powers that have control for power as their basis.
My concern is that this control will, as it already has started to, confine the average citizen from expressing their views, prejudices, points of view on art, religion, economics, the environment and social values and mores.
What other countries have recently accomplished in their societies have changed the course of their histories. Through the internet, they have become aware that the life they led was one in the chains of ignorance and fear for their lives, BUT it did not have to be that way.
That is the crux of it all. They realized that it did NOT HAVE to be that way and they died and bled to change their circumstances recently in the middle--east.
Does dying, bleeding, and revolution sound familiar? Well, it should, if one paid any attention in school. I believe they still refer it to as the American Revolution. Did the revolution ever stop? Maybe not. Maybe we better remember how we got freedom and how important it is to do what it takes to keep it.
I am not advocating any more than what we were given- a constitution/government for and by the people.
Let anyone seeking to deteriorate this document and its intentions know that I, and those who value freedom of expression, will not succumb to the confines of ignorance and blind faith when it comes to our artistic endeavors!