This is the aggressive love revolution.
…did you know LOVE is an acronym?
Our Mission Statement
The Aggressive Love Revolution seeks to bring greater awareness to, and in turn, facilitate actions that even out socio-economic imbalances through art as a means to-
~ L O V E ~
The Beat of Our HeArt
When we create goodness and beauty with each other and for each other (or honor that beauty and goodness which naturally resides in us and others), the force of LOVE triumphs.
Our HeArt of Core Values
The method of the Aggressive Love Revolution is:
based in the conviction that the universe is on the side of justice.
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Our methods require open hearts, open minds and creative endeavors that ignite awareness and social change. HeArt.
HeArt Ignites Change
HeArt heals, HeArt unites, and HeArt changes minds in a compelling and creative fashion. HeArt drives the agenda. Great HeArt is never silent, cannot be ignored, and poorly serves the status quo.
HeArts Must Be Seen and Heard
The sublime power of LOVE drives our lives. Standing and acting for LOVE shines transformative light into dark corners, illuminating hearts and minds the world over.
We Beat Together
Everything we do is by and for the community. We expect to take on burdens that are not our own for the good of the whole. There is no “I” in LOVE. What drives us is the opportunity to help the light of life triumph over the dark forces of despair.
Perpetual Positive Progression
We are proactively committed to seeking the greater good and acting for it; continually willing to be proactive. While our HeArts beat, we are committed to making great things happen. And, when we say we will, we do.
LOVE Deeply, Create Fearlessly
The surface is something to get beyond. And because our HeArt beats together, we boldly go beyond with trust, and courage in the direction of freedom.
This is not art for art’s sake. This is the use of our innate creativity to share our LOVE with the world.
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We’ve been robbed.
We have all been robbed of our honor, civil rights, privacy, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and billions and trillions and zillions and gazillions of dollars in debt world over to a world order that would violate us and keep us oppressed.
When you were a child, did you ever ask your parents, why people can’t just get along? Do you ever wonder why we teach our children to get along, when as adults, we don’t even know how?
Some wise old man once told me, “You can’t make everyone happy all the time.” We all know these words to be true. As the social and moral values of people the world over clash head to head with one another, creating mass unrest and the fear of annihilation. People are innately born with the freedom to choose. Choice, on the most basic level: choice of emotional response. Of course, every person comes to adulthood through circumstances that shape those choices; however, the choice always exists. This option to choose is so easily forgotten in today’s world: a world of delusional grandeur and mistrust. A world of right and wrong and no middle ground. A world of haves and have nots, appearing more clearly divided every day. A world of destruction, theft, waste and excess. In all this distraction it is so easy to forget one’s own responsibility to one’s innate freedom, that we become skeptical choice ever existed in the first place, and why should we think it did? We were never taught to use it along with our reading, writing, and arithmetic. Why should we believe in such freedom when the men who would speak to honor the truth of it and shout down the injustices against their brothers and sisters are murdered for it… From Jesus to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and beyond, to countless other unnamed… Why should we believe in such freedom when we look back on the cultural revolution of the 60’s and the baby boomers of the 80’s? How quickly they changed their tune… Why should we believe in such choice when the more important choices involve dinner, and rent, and bills, and gas? When the T.V. tells us we can feel good when we purchase this or that product?
And still we get bogged down in the daily grind, believing if we had more money then everything would feel better. And we forget to say I Love You to the people we love. We forget to smell the flowers, to look at the eternally expansive sky, to enjoy the breeze across our faces while stuck in traffic, or the smile of a stranger. We forget to enjoy ourselves until the moment is gone and the ones we love are gone forever – and we never told them we loved them because it felt wrong? We are so distracted, we forget there are true injustices being done, from the theft of the working class to the beating of children, the rape of women, and the murders of innocent men in uniform. We are so distracted by our bills that we don’t have time to teach our children to be loving, kind, compassionate, understanding, forgiving adults by example, because we don’t know how to be those kinds of adults, we haven’t had time to learn… bills to pay, ya know?
400 American individuals accumitably are more wealthy than 153 million accumulative Americans.
That is why the Aggressive L.O.V.E. Revolution aims to produce: Act 1; Love Bombs.
Because we are investing in the future.
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When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve (or transform) the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all humans are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, – That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Such has been the patient sufferance of the 99%; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to use their rights (of free speech and assembly) in an effort to alter their Systems of Government. The history of the present 1% is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these 99%. To prove this, let the Facts be submitted to a candid world.
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- Whereas the top 1% of Americans receive 25% of the total annual income.
- Whereas the 400 richest Americans have a greater combined net worth than the bottom 150 million Americans.
- Whereas the United States has the highest degree of inequality in family income of any industrialized country. The United States is more unequal than Russia, China, Egypt, Ghana, and dozens of other countries we think of as underdeveloped.
- Whereas the United States has the most unequal executive compensation system of any industrialized country. American CEOs earn 475 times the pay of an entry-level worker.
- Whereas the top 1% of Americans own 40% of the total wealth (property, cash, stocks, bonds).
- Whereas the bottom 80% of Americans own only 15% of total wealth.
- Whereas the top 1% percent have seen their income rise 18% in the last decade while unemployment sinks further and further to all time lows.
- Whereas the 99% pays twice that of the top 1% in taxes, (income, federal, Medicare, social security, unemployment insurance taxes, sales tax, etc.).
- Whereas Corporations are not people, (i.e. citizens)
- Whereas Corporations export jobs, and therefore do not pay taxes in relation to said exported work.
- Whereas Corporations have denied low level and mid level employees growth in wages, yet the bank accounts of their CEOs continue to grow.
- Whereas Banks are not people, (i.e. citizens)
- Whereas the financial sphere has instituted policies that are unsustainable, and untrustworthy.
- Whereas there is an over all imbalance of wealth, and use of resources in the United States of America.
- Whereas Congress spent billions of dollars on an “Economic” bailout, and I haven’t seen a penny.
I hereby declare my state of dissatisfaction with this Government’s ability/competence to support my ability/capacity to make a fair wage, to pay fair taxes, to work a fair amount of hours per week and have a fair amount of leisure. I declare that my Government’s interest in the Financial Sphere has clouded its ability to remember its responsibility to me, a citizen of the United States of America. I declare that the current imbalance of effort given for wages earned has moved me to make a declaration of Non-Dependence. I understand that I vote with every dollar I spend. To show my dissatisfaction this Holiday Season I refuse to continue to vote with my hard earned yet meager dollars for the “Powers that Be”. All the gifts that I give will be made by me; or purchased and made locally. I have chosen to send this message in the form of a LOVE Bomb. L.O.V.E., an acronym for Liberation from Oppression and Violence Everywhere. The Bomb, a message in a package that destroys walls (of hatred), shakes foundations (of imaginary separation) and can be heard (I hope) loud and clear. I will continue to aggressively choose that which is best for the greater good. I will continue to choose the path of Non-Dependence against this addiction to consumption and greed. As for paying my taxes this year, I won’t decide until Congress, the people who I have voted for to “represent” me, remembers their duty, and finally makes some good choices for me and all the rest of us.
a concerned citizen of the United States of America
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