I write songs about inner worlds. – And perhaps the other world at times; a frequency I randomly receive if I do not try. Yet recently I am submerged by politics. Angered. Hurt. Feeling powerless. And I am not alone with this hurt. It seems to be all around me.
Like many people I do not want to be paralysed and buried by those feelings. Want to do something. Want to connect with others who also want something different. A new age of enlightenment? Would it be wrong to ask for it?
I do not want to believe that there is no hope. Hope is the next best thing to freedom isn’t it.
The fictional Star Trek character Captain Jean-Luc Picard once suggested, that Humans would no longer work for money in those future times. “We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity.”
Somehow feels like the next level of evolution. – We already have clean technology, information and women and man power to heal poverty and to live in harmony. Yet we are controlled by outdated mechanics that destroy life boat earth and humanity. People still forced into wars that they do not want. Never ending wars! And stock market and trade speculation that only profit a tiny circle of faceless masters who play monopoly with us and with the planet. The many of us manipulated by small groups of faceless people. With them a reward system to foster greed. Dwindling handouts of status and luxury to shrinking middle classes. And the bigger part of people just breathlessly running, desperately trying to make ends meet. More and more people living in poverty, the land owned by corporations rather than nations. Corporations who pollute and destroy, who control weapon industries, justice systems and political leaders. And a realisation, that this is not ethical and that it is not working.
So what if we stopped? What if we elected ethical philosophers as leaders? What if humans no longer worked for money? What if we worked to better ourselves and the rest of humanity.”
Nina Simon once said:
“When every day is a matter of survival I don’t think you can help but be involved.
Young people, black and white, know this. That’s why they’re so involved in politics.
We will shape and mould this country, or it will not be moulded and shaped at all.
An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times … I choose to reflect the times and situations in which I find myself.”