"We are the Youth we'll take your Fascism away" sings Daniel Johns from Silverchair in "The Anthem for the Year 2000." How many times have we all been swept away by music? How many times have we all been influenced by music? And how many times have we all gotten extremely high adrenaline rushes from music?
Music is a great tool of the masses. It has been used by
every society that has ever lived on this planet. The music of the Indigenous has been
used to celebrate special events, deaths, and often times war, while the bagpipes
of Scotland bring to mind images of William Wallace and the Scottish's defiant attitudes toward the English.Music has also been used to educate, especially the youth. We can never forget the music of the 60's. The music of the 60's not only inspired a nation, but also spoke for one. Music has been used for protests thousands of times in the past by great folk songwriters like Bob Dylan. What better way for the ideas of true Marxism to be spread then through music!
Rage Against the Machine has been doing it for quite a while now. Although they may not stand for everything they preach they do a great job of getting the youth of the World to question the status quo.
Music can be a very successful tool of Marxism. If used right we can bring people to our ideas and make them see a whole new world of ideas. We can inspire aggression toward our oppressors, and educate the people of the atrocities of the world. Music is one of the last pure refugees for free speech, and the right-wing is trying to censor that. We cannot let them. Because if the right-wing censors music they are only slowing down the movement more.
Music has always been the thing that gets me going, gets my blood flowing. I know music has this impact on all of you. Why not use it to shed light on this draconian system known as capitalism?
Lets take control of this medium. In the words of Public Enemy lets "Fight the powers that be!"
June 10, 1999
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