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Flobots: Fight With Tools

“There is a war going on for your mind.”

Those were the first words I heard when Summer put the Flobots on and I was immediately interested. The beats and grooves are strong, but, and far more importantly, the words are poetic and they have a message.

I love music, but I’m not often moved by music.

In the song “We are winning”, an elderly woman, speaks over layers of strings:

” Butterfly wing crosswinds send black hawks toward hurricane survivors
Roses sprout from empty lots and sidewalk cracks
Pacifist guerrillas move undetected through concrete jungles
New forms are beginning to take shape
Once-occupied minds are activating
People are waking up
The insurgency is alive and well

We are building up a new world
Do not sit idly by
Do not remain neutral
Do not rely on this broadcast alone
We are only as strong as our signal
There is a war going on for your mind
If you are thinking you are winning
Resistance is victory
Defeat is impossible
Your weapons are already in hand
Reach within you and find the means by which to gain your freedom
Fight with tools
Your fate and that of everyone you know depends on it”

Your weapons are already in hand.

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