Sheep, Shepherds, and a Goat

An allegory of the year 2020 and The New Normal that it has brought, a year in which symbolism, ritual, and superstition reign as instruments of oppression. I built this composition around the widely understood concepts conveyed by ancient, and still useful, metaphors of sheep, shepherds, goats, and wolves.

In Defence of Religious Freedom

If you have a heart in your chest that beats, and lungs that breathe and blood that pulses through you, you should realize now that you’ve got do something to stand up to this insanity. The existence of a virus does not justify prohibiting basic human activities like coming together to sing, to pray, and to affirm and cultivate community bonds.

Activism as Spirituality

I remember many times where my passion for my activist work was very much akin to the passion that one carries into an exciting new romance, an energy that comes from a seemingly inexhaustible force coming from within, yet not coming from oneself, but from a source much greater than oneself.

The rebels will return

I have always been proud to be an anarchist. That is why it pains me to have had to say that there are today some fundamental problems at the very heart of the anarchist movement, problems which reach deep into the very way it thinks and feels.

Smash vitaphobia!

Here already we are in the realm of separation, a lost awareness of our shared belonging with all that lives outside our personal experience, a psychological retreat into the narrowest and shallowest levels of identity which are defined in terms of what, and who, they are not.