This young idrin asked intelligently, "who is 'we' Julian?"
"Who is we?"
The scope and depth of this question is truly far reaching as it pertains to internal obstacles
Obstacles ingrained though colonial abuses for centuries, now deeply entrenched in the psyche of many Jamaicans and not everyone is on your team
We must firstly start with the tribalism horseshit two party system, the PNP and the JLP and how detrimental that distraction has been to the growth of Jamaica
Pitting Jamaicans against Jamaicans in a useful tactic, passing blame from one party to the next and have the gullible sheep focus on the idiotic argument as opposed to the well being of themselves our of the country
Kill for the party
Fellow Jamaicans kill each other for party politricks
A famous saying by a Native elder is "the left wing and the right wing are a part of the same bird", flying in the same direction. Naive residents, for years, have put their faith in corrupt leadership with no end in sight
There is no "we" when it comes to the support of one party or the next
There is no we in this colonial struggle of the haves versus the have nots
We create enough divisions so we have no common ground to improvement because individual goals are totally different
Who is we?
We are humans
Humans defending humans
Tribalism is idiotic at best
I listen to no rules by those who insist on rules and laws
We must think for self and beyond tribalism
We are humans
There are humans in every culture and race
There are demons in every culture and race
I will not defend a black or white demon
They are not me
They are not my "we"
The focus must be shifted from race or politics or gender and focus on humans
Humans are connected globally
So are demons
Identify whom you speak to as well as speak for
X AVANT XIV: FORWARD
Willi Williams and New Chance WORLD PREMIERE + Holy Hum
Doors: 7:30PM/Concert 8PM
$15 Students, Members, EARLYBIRD
The exciting debut of an intergenerational collaboration between one of Toronto’s most iconic reggae elders and a grassroots electronic adventurer. New Chance, aka Victoria Cheong and Willi Williams (writer of “Armagideon Time” as covered by the Clash) create a new sound for your system with a project that grows from the roots forward into the future. Jamaica’s culture has had a profound impact on Toronto over the past fifty years; this is, as the saying goes, “a new chapter of dub”.
Holy Hum is the dark, atmospheric yet eclectic music of multidisciplinary artist Andrew Lee whose debut "All My Bodies", was released last year.
918 Bathurst is not currently wheelchair accessible due stairs (two half flights to enter the performance space, and one flight to access the washrooms). We are working as quickly as possible with 918 Bathurst to make the building accessible for all.