WE'VE JUST BEGUN
to have an uprising,
the freedom loving arising.
Make the West great, make each country great.
I had no idea, when I started writing word pieces, that there would come a day when I would be writing political songs, freedom music. I was for human rights and freedoms, but that was apart from the word pieces, which were mostly about love or love trouble or states of mind.
But then, at that time, the personal was what was most important to me.
I had always been concerned about human rights - but I didn't feel, in the 1990's, that our rights and freedoms were in danger. In fact, my sense was that, more and more, we were taking care of injustices around men and women races, sexual orientation, class, caste, disability.
Things changed in 2005-2006, with the millions of Islamics outraged by a few cartoon published in Denmark, and the West generally being acquiescent: those cartoons should not have been published, one should be careful not of offend religious sensibilities - meaning, one was not to offend Muslims.
Things take time. In this case it took me just about 6 years to figure out what I might do, which was to interview major counter-jihad people on how they came to be aware about Islam and to do what they could to alert others to the threat posed by Islam. Almost from the start, I also wrote political music pieces.
This is a recent piece.
Many people are close to despair, or have despaired.
I see that, for the most part, we have just begun to defend ourselves against Islam. We have had to, each of us, learn to pay attention to, and acknowledge, the reality of Islamic ideology.
It starts out being outside the comprehension of most of us.
And so now, this piece - We've Just Begun. The words - 2015 and 2016. The music and video - 2016.