Even if society never seems to learn from the mistakes of our pasts, at least we’ve got artists who never stop screaming with piercing voices and ground shaking bass.
Maybe one day we’ll listen. Like actually listen.
Like, stop thinking we’re listening when what we’re doing is waiting for the speaker to stop so we can say what was on our mind the whole time they were trying to open up to us.
Stop thinking we can ignore the issues of today as though they’ll go away tomorrow.
Stop thinking our problems are bigger than others; face it – we’re in this together so now’s the time to put your ego aside and embrace your neighbour. It’s the only way we’re going to make it through this mess. Politicians survive off fear mongering. Evil, manipulative people survive off of divisiveness – anything to say that you are better than the next person. You’re not better. We’re all a mess. And if you accept it, and accept that the person next to you on the street is just the same as you with a different history, then we’re one step closer to overcoming the politicians’ ploys and the manipulators’ tricks.
Your lack of true listening generates the fuel that feeds the ignorance of the world.
Let’s get smart, people, through collective consciousness… and not just an OM-chanting displaced place of the privileged “wishing/praying” for change… nope, this is the time for real grit and in-person commitment to one another, no matter the colour, time of day, trend of the day, dollar fluctuation, temperature, disaster or award ceremony – fuck those distractions. Connect for real. Get real, get brave with one another, and above all, actually listen to one another every single chance you get.
Metalheadz released this super sick 3-track EP by René LaVice & Future Cut today and this is how it made me feel.