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I am also glad that Barbra used twitter in these trying times. I can't say that I love twitter, but it is most effective. Somestimes I can't get with the 140 characters. I just pray that everyone who wants a positive change will react. One of the most powereful tools we have as American Citizens is the right to vote. Each and every person who wants to be heard needs to go out and vote. This is not a time to be scared. The Tea Party Terrorist (TPT) gotta go. This one is for Barbra. We must do some Democratic fund raisers in New Jersey.
I love Twitter.
When it's used properly it's like one of the only uncensored media outlets left. When all that stuff was going on in Egypt- and the media was censored and the internet shut down, real people were tweeting the "truth" of what was happening at the moment. It's like "grassroots" underground media. It's global.
No one person can control it. A world without borders. Seems like we are going back to a time of trying to control and censor Americans. Makes me think of what was going on during the times of the movie "The Way We Were". I dropped off some of my socio-political art to a gallery for review- was told, they were excited about it, but that it might be considered too controversial politically and that I may have to change it to fit "the art world". Huh? Compromise my art for their approval? I paint what I see happening in the world around me, and from the nightly news. Then I was asked what does the military think of you painting socio-political art? I'm still a citizen right? Actually, it was a little frightening, like I wasn't supposed to have a voice. Nothing in my art was aimed at any particular person or institution, just at the times we are living in.
Doesn't art provoke sometimes? And sometimes artists from all walks of life, music, art, movies, theater, etc have insights into world events, and their voices need to be heard.
I think it's wise for her to share political thoughts via twitter if she wants to.
It's one of the fastest ways to reach the public in 140 characters or less.
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