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OUR FOURTH SINGLE AND VIDEO 11.26.17
OUR FIRST SINGLE AND VIDEO. WE HOPE YOU ALL DIG IT.
OUR SECOND SINGLE AND VIDEO
OUR THIRD SINGLE AND VIDEO FROM BONES IN THE ATTIC, FLOWERS IN THE BASEMENT
We are a band that believes in the intrinsic worth of every human being. Identical rights for all! Even those of us without power and/or money.
We hope you all will dig our particular brand of rock and roll. We are heavily influenced by 60s and 70s vocal/harmony driven music. We are equally heavily influenced by 80s and 90s punk rock. As well as many others
Our first record. We hope you all dig it
There are certain facts that just do not require proving. Facts that no sane person would disagree with. Like bullying a special needs kid just because he/she is different is wrong. Initiating violence against a non-violent person is wrong. Cheating people out of their money by lying is wrong. We are all born with certain rights. Rights that just do not require proving.
It’s true that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. But the rights of the many DO NOT outweigh the rights of the few. For example, if 99% of the populous voted to illegalize being gay, that vote would not be valid, right? There are things that just aren’t up for a vote. The person you chose to love and marry is not up for a vote. Your right to decide to worship God however you want is not up for a vote. Your right to not believe in a god at all is not up for a vote. Just because everyone else votes you into slavery, that wouldn't make you a slave, right? Democracy has its limitations. Or it should have.
We are all born with identical rights. The most important one is the right to be wrong. In other words, WE DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE AWAY OTHER PEOPLE’S RIGHTS!
Even if we disagree. Even if 99% of us disagree. Even if we vote to outlaw an obviously bad thing, that doesn’t automatically make it a valid vote. People get to be wrong, and that's none of the rest of our business.
But that is exactly what the entire world is doing every day. Voting on things that no one has the right to vote on. Not long ago a farmer in the US was arrested (violently kidnaped) for selling milk to his neighbors! Armed government agents stormed this man’s farm with automatic weapons and arrested him. They also arrested some of his customers. Why? Because the milk was not pasteurized! Customers knew it and the farmer knew it. They didn’t feel that it is healthy to pasteurize milk, they wanted fresh milk straight from the cow.
Now, I know what I believe about drinking unpasteurized milk. But my opinion is just that. An opinion. When men with guns storm your property and violently kidnap you just because the majority thinks something you are doing is bad, obviously there is something much worse happening.
We as a people are addicted to forcing each other to live the ‘right’ way. That is what most elections and votes are about. We hope people will wake up and realize the truth.
Votes are violence. Laws are just opinions with a gun.
When you vote on a law and that law goes into effect, you should know that highly armed, trained and dangerous people (the police) will be going out and committing violence against anyone who disagrees. Are you okay with that? Is committing violence against a non-violent farmer immoral or is watching people maybe get sick from drinking bad milk immoral? Which is worse? We think committing violence is obviously worse. It’s none of our business what other people do, so long as they are not hurting anyone or defrauding others. We can explain bacterium to them, we can protest outside their property, we can try to persuade. We can't violently attack them.
In particular, the US is addicted to forcing other nations to do things ‘the right way’. Democracy. We do not believe it’s any of our business what other nations do or do not do. Democracy isn’t the thing, human rights are the thing. Don’t pledge allegiance to the flag, pledge allegiance to your fellow man. Stand up for other people’s right to be wrong. Stand up against forcing others to live the 'right’ way.
BECAUSE VIOLENCE ITSELF IS THE ULTIMATE WRONG
Our first live interview: American High live on the world famous podcast The Jimmy Star Show. We're told over 4 million people watch or listen every week. So to all our new friends by way of Jimmy, Ron and Eileen, we say welcome. And thank you for giving the songs a chance. Really, you should just get the CD, pop it in, turn it up, push play, and kick back.
*not for little ears*
BROTHERS AND SISTERS: THE TIME IS NOW
PLUS INTERVIEW WITH THE INSANELY INTERTAINING MR JIMMY STAR AND RON RUSSELL
We love you all and hope every one of you is safe and healthy during these troubled times. As long as 1 of every 5 tax dollars is spent on military weapons, as long as our country is the world's leading arms dealer, as long as we have hundreds of military bases in over 100 countries and territories, we will continue the struggle. For non-violent interactions. For peace.
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