“I'd like to suggest some of the things that we must do in order to remain awake and to achieve the proper mental attitudes and responses that the new situation demands. First, I'd like to say that we are challenged to achieve a world perspective. Anyone who feels that we can live in isolation today, anyone who feels that we can live without being concerned about other individuals and other nations is sleeping through a revolution. The world in which we live is geographically one. The great challenge now is to make it one in terms of brotherhood. Now it is true that the geographic togetherness of our world has been brought into being, to a large extent, through modern man's scientific ingenuity. Modern man, through his scientific genius, has been able to dwarf distance and place time in chains. Yes, we've been able to carve highways through the stratosphere, and our jet planes have compressed into minutes distances that once took weeks and months. And so this is a small world from a geographical point of view. What we are facing today is the fact that through our scientific and technological genius we've made of this world a neighborhood. And now through our moral and ethical commitment we must make of it a brotherhood. We must all learn to live together as brothers - or we will all perish together as fools. This is the great issue facing us today. No individual can live alone; no nation can live alone. We are tied together.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (from “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution”)
Last time we played Ohio, a guy named Michael handed Jonny 5 a raw potato during Mayday. It was the result of a solid week of starch-centered twitter bluster over whether or not people actually like potatoes or if they just like what you put on potatoes. This culminated in both parties taking bites out of the tuber in question. The conversation afterward also led to a more solemn subject: Dayton, Ohio; and the ongoing pain so many folks there are experiencing as a result of the opioid crisis. “People are really hurting” Michael told us. We know it’s not just Dayton. It’s Colorado. Its everywhere. How many of ya’ll are dealing with friends who are struggling w opioid addiction? How many of you might be end up being the person who has the tools to save a life? When our friend asked us to help spread the word about OpiRescue, an app that can help equip us all to be more ready in the middle of potential overdoses, we were on board right away. Please help spread the word about this valuable, life-saving tool. https://opirescue.com/
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Santa Claus appeared at the Project Worthmore holiday party in Aurora, CO. Some observations: -Santa speaks bad French, worse Arabic, limited amounts of Swahili, and bits & pieces of various other languages, obviously due to his extensive travels -Santa was eager to practice these with the people in the room -Santa didn’t ask people to sit on his lap, but did hold babies when handed them -Santa said “ho ho ho” almost exclusively when a photo was taken -Santa's reply to “Are you real?” was “Well, do I SEEM real to you? What IS real?” -Santa reveled in the magic of being surrounded by families from all over the world who are transforming disparate experiences of displacement and trauma into a shared commitment to craft a new life together in a foreign land, in the process building the very sort of resilient, multilingual, multifaith, multicultural community that our generation will be required to create at an increasingly routine rate as mass migration becomes a lived reality for more and more of the planet’s population due to unmitigated climate catastrophe and resulting conflicts. -Santa is grateful for Project Worthmore and encourages people to support them with a year end gift Please help share the spirit of giving! https://projectworthmore.org/donate/
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Flobots holiday merch sale!!! https://stores.portmerch.com/flobots/
Not doing anything for #Halloween? Take some advice from Alyssa Milano and have a #TrickorVote party! You can door knock, phone bank, and raise funds for your favorite candidates throughout the country. Don't forget to enter our #TrickOrVote costume contest, too! Details here: http://bit.ly/TrickOrVoteFlobots
Proud of your costume? Show us! Post a costume photo with a voting twist.. like these. Use the hashtag #trickorvote and #flobots to enter to WIN a limited edition Flobots' Fight With Tools Puzzle or signed copy of #NOENEMIES. Contest details here --> https://linktr.ee/flobotsmusic
#TRICKorVOTE COSTUME CONTEST Voting has begun! That's right, in the vast majority of states you can vote RIGHT NOW. https://linktr.ee/flobotsmusic There's no reason to wait until November 6th. By Halloween, a ton of people will already have voted. Which gave us an idea: We wanna see your costumes. And we wanna see what it looks like if you help get out the vote IN COSTUME. HOW TO ENTER - On Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, upload a photo of yourself as you get out the vote in costume - Use the hashtag #trickorvote and #flobots - We're looking for the best and most creative costumes. - What does it mean to “get out the vote”? That‘s up to you. Anything from wearing an “I voted”sticker to standing in front of the polling place to dropping off your ballot to just encouraging all your friends to vote! Everyone can participate. We'll be sharing our favorites until November 1st and reward our top 3 picks with a signed copy of #NOENEMIES and handwritten note from the band Plus, one lucky fan will win a "Fight With Tools" Puzzle!
On the fourth day of voting the Flobots gave to me… VOTE WITH TOOLS: A Flobots Election Guide --> https://linktr.ee/flobotsmusic Educate yourself, Cast your vote, and Mobilize your community around what’s important!
In today's wired world, we are more "connected" than ever before. But why does it feel like something fundamental is missing? If isolation and anxiety are the poisons that permeate our day-to-day existence, Flobots emcees Jonny 5 and Brer Rabbit have uncovered clues to an antidote. Watch Flobots' TEDxMileHigh Talk from earlier this year here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H29rVLtZwGE
🎶 On the second day of #voting the Flobots gave to me… WHAT'S ON YOUR BALLOT? Legalizing marijuana? Setbacks for fracking? Changes to sentencing laws? Money for roads and schools? Some of the changes most likely to affect you are the initiatives, amendments, propositions, - the ones with all the numbers and letters. So, let us know what's on your ballot and how it could affect you! Tell us about an initiative, amendment, or proposition in your city or state and how it would affect you. Leave a comment below or join the conversation on our Twitter & Instagram! Tweet us -- twitter.com/flobots Tag us in an Instagram Story @flobotsmusic
🎶 On the first day of #voting the Flobots gave to me… "Why Even Vote?" A #YoutubeLive conversation with State Representative Leslie Herod AT 4:30PM MST! TUNE IN: https://www.youtube.com/user/Flobotsmusic/
THIS Monday at 4:30 MST / 6:30 EST | Join Jonny 5 for a special "Vote With Tools" YOUTUBE LIVE conversation with Colorado State Representative Leslie Herod. Have you voted yet? Why or why not? What changed can we really bring about through voting? Tune in here: https://www.youtube.com/user/Flobotsmusic/