"when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. "

If you have the ability, you have the responsibility and the accountability to make change for the better.  I was struck by the use of this line by Nicholas Cage movie "National Treasure" and it has remained in my psyche.  

The despotism discussed here could be created by an oppressive monarch or by an uneducated electorate.  Are the actions and the imperative for action materially different?

I take it one step further, and I apply the logic to a world that is unknowingly ridding itself of art, music, and eventually purpose.  We must seek to create, to change, and not just maintain the status quo of our existence. We must use all our resources and abilities to LIVE.

“For if there is more tragic a fool than the businessman who doesn’t know that he is an exponent of man’s highest creative spirit, it is the artist who thinks that the businessman is his enemy.“ Composer Richard Halley.  -- Ayn Rand, from Atlas Shrugged


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