Rebellious Tunes: Music in the Liberty Movement

November 15th, 2012

Ideas like politics and economics are difficult to spread to the uninitiated. The typical American finds these subjects boring and irrelevant. However, art, music, and film offer great ways to spread information without turning away those who are disinterested in the matter at hand. When entertainment promotes a powerful message, new people discover important truths.

A wealth of great musicians have recently burst forth from the growing Liberty movement. Standouts like Aimee Allen, Jordan Page, Rebel Inc, Tatiana Moroz, and others have lit brush fires of freedom in new minds with thrilling jams. Check out the Tatiana Moroz music video for “Make a YouTube Video” below for an example of such message spreading in action. Let’s discuss the power of music as a catalyst for political and social change.

Catching Minds While They’re Open

As a musician and political activist, I’m well-aware that most people only want to hear about certain subjects at certain times. Political subjects tend to fit in to a “business hours” mental state for the majority of people. When they’re at home after work browsing Facebook, they don’t want to read about stuff that stresses them out.

Music, on the other hand, is almost always welcome. The typical non-politico is more-than-willing to push play on a new song on Friday or Saturday night, the times at which they are most likely to be open-minded to new information. For most, stress and worry are the rule, rather than the exception, and the presentation of additional worries to them will be rejected as a coping mechanism. Music relieves stress, even if the subject matter of the song is eye-opening. In fact, songs can even make the battle for freedom feel like a fun effort to join.

A Trojan Horse That Helps, Not Hurts

Songs are a sugary coating that makes the bitter pill of truth go down easy. Listeners can choose in real-time whether to focus on the message or the music, based on their level of stress in the moment. Also, lyrics in songs sometimes engage the listener’s subconscious, allowing for the absorption of information that might otherwise be rejected due to personal bias.

The same is also true of film, which is a crucial factor in the Silver Circle Movie. While viewers are caught up in the plight of Zoe and the rebels, they’re allowed to see the Federal Reserve’s wicked machinations in the background. This is a much less confrontational way of promoting the message than, say, a documentary making specific claims. Some people will reject new information presented that way, but might incrementally allow for it to enter the mind after experiencing it through art or culture.

For those out there with an ax (in the guitar sense) to grind, follow the advice of Tatiana Moroz and make a YouTube video. You never know who might appreciate the jams and learn a lesson in the meantime. Throughout history, music has been a crucial part of social change. Not only that, but it’s a lot of fun.

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About the Author: Barry Donegan

Barry Donegan is a singer for the experimental mathcore band Look What I Did, a writer, a self-described "veteran lifer in the counterculture", a political activist/consultant, and a believer in the non-aggression principle.