Re: The Damned/The Divine

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Posted by Sheepie on March 17, 2000 at 10:08:46:

In Reply to: The Damned posted by SNAKEBITE on March 17, 2000 at 02:02:29:

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: : I thought that was great Mr.C . Here is the challenge. How do we stay artists, battle the forces of evil and not become slaves to the darkside ?

: Why do you automatically think that if we learn how to do the aspects of their job, that we become them...

I have seen it happened. As a matter of social history the oppressed become the oppresser once in power.

:we are what we are already, established by maturity, experience and love for what we do,none of which, most of the time, applies to the monkey boys.

Well here is my problem, some of them do love it. It is the only control they have ever had in their lives. Any personality defect and they lose it. The curse of power is that people do abuse it. Icons once thought unncorruptable make decisions based totally on ego. It takes a VERY centered person to use it right.

: :In simple words, what will we do differently than our task masters.

: ...C'mon Sheepie your smarter than that...

It isn't about intelligence Snakebite. It is about keeping an eye on ourselves. Questioning our own motives and establishing a basis for what our goals really are. Who they address. Something that can be refered to without prejudice reguardless of who the artist is or who the exec is.

: : I was upset when I heard someone say "I don't care about anyone else here, I just want a job". I mean , what the hell is someone like that doing here ? It is exactly the kind of attitude that makes me go , ok, why should I bother.

: ...thats exactly why you should, just because one falls dosen't mean you have to follow...

No but I think it is important to establish this . I'm not here to empower one individual and get him a job. I'm here to see the art raised back to the control of artists. I'm not here to see some bitter , angry people take revenge. I don't accept the attitude that this is just about employment. Just getting jobs. It is far deeper than that.

: :If this isn't about caring about everyone getting working, then it is about no one. I'm really tired of the "me me me" thing. If we aren't together on this then they own us one hundred percent.

: ...try not to focus on the people "for" Babel, there will always be those who don't get it, but the many who do see it will create the new generation, and with that they can never own us one hundred percent, and they never did...can you dig it?

Yeah. I totally do. The new generation deserves to a chance to not be driven by just anger. Anger , self defeat and apathy are the managements sole weapons of control.

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