Come on then - If you think you're hard enough!
Art used to be about survival, I put that pressure on it. Keep me alive, give me relevance. It did what it was asked to. Nowís my turn to give it a platform to do what it needs to do. Sometimes when Iím most scared I play the easy card, leaving a mark that I know will be understood. Sometimes I resist it going where it wants. Iím the one tethering it. If itís a collection of objects that describe a humanís life, it has to be honest.
The world is warming up. Thatís real. Itís a guarantee. Bombs can hide in babyís bottles... Really? Our leaders swap woollen jumpers and party on yachts and in celebrity-borrowed homes. Whoís got their eye on the implementation of id cards. Lets scapegoat some immigrants. I demand evidence. I find it hard to trust you since you lied about weapons of mass destruction. Will I be condemned for praying to the wrong god? Carbon will kill us all. Whereís your bird flu gone? The weapons you are using are illegal. I will not see another culture destroyed for your version of democracy. Who raided indymedia and impounded their hard drives? Did you use your Ďanti terrorism actí to seize my friends cd collection at a party? COME ON THENÖ IF YOU THINK YOUíRE HARD ENOUGH!
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