If you take a look around, you’re apt to see one or both in your daily life…
We’re the first to admit that we’re not perfect and perhaps we were at times:
But in the spirit of Verdad’s recent comment to our question “How do you define selling-out,” we encourage you to let out the big guns. We have tough skin and we want to know what you thought we could have done better.
Last week, lawmakers and politicians unconditionally forgave Harry Reid for a slip of the tongue during the 2008 Presidential campaign, in which the senator made mention of Obama’s chances of electability being improved due to the fact that the now President had “no negro dialect.” Does Harry Reid’s record on civil rights absolve him of any wrong doing or should he be accountable for his words? And what would have been the outcome had a Republican senator of similar perspective said the same thing?
… Or are both perhaps flawed through what many consider to be their sensationalized and divisive rhetoric? Let’s do our best to be as objective as possible while taking a long look at both men’s intentions, talents and character flaws.
… A thank-you? A fuck-you? A plea for more action… Or for less?
We want to know what would spring forth from your lips.
Is there a conflict of interest when expression meets head on with the bottom line? Take for instance the following clip from MoreFrames, an independent animation and film collective whose clip Moonboy was featured on our blog earlier this week.
They recently posted a hypothetical ad for Nike, with the following thoughts:
“This is the Nike commercial MoreFrames would’ve made if Nike had paid MoreFrames to make a commercial for them. And they still might. Go buy some shoes in the meantime, just to be safe…”
With this clip in mind, we want to know if you think it’s possible for artist’s authenticity to remain in tact while working for corporate monoliths, such as in this case, a potential spot for the world’s largest shoemaker.
At what point is an individual’s credibility in jeopardy when they begin accepting revenue for their thoughts, art or expression?
We want to know where you head for the goods. Call it what you will on your end and we’ll simply refer to it as “emotional fuel.”
Politics, belief, family or anything else held in an even higher personal regard… To whom or what would do you draw a line in the sand and tell all others not to cross?
Some of us are inclined to the Huff Post while others would prefer to toss pies in the face of lefty columnists like Lawrence O’Donnell. Whether news, fiction or sometimes one in the same, where do you head for online journalism or “the word?”
The two parties do so much to earn your vote… But how is one to hold them accountable for their petty squabbling and ineffectiveness?
Did you realize that we even had a Myspace page? We’re the first to admit that out of all of our social networks, the ’space was by far the least effective of the bunch. After-all, we’re not big fans of glittery roses and piss poor back-end coding… Especially Tim.
To some it might be heretical but as we said, nothing is off limits during our reconstruction here at Truth&Rights. We’re considering the possibility of renaming The Volume, perhaps even under the RootSpeak moniker. As a reader, which name captivates you the most and why?
And poof! Without the pomp and circumstance on which it came riding in, the public option disappeared into the night without much more than a second glance from a media foaming at the mouth over another sport star’s marital infidelities. Couple that with an Afghanistan troop increase that received about as much attention as a Little League World Series game and the question begins to arise: What should we have been truly focusing on these past two weeks?
Brother. Son. Democrat. Drywaller. Compadre. Enemy. Network Administrator. Nurse. Asshole. Designer. Believer. Patriot. Republican. Whatever. Each day we make decisions as to whom we owe our talents and where we deliver our loyalties. But truly, where does your flag fly and who plants it?