November 10, 2009

I Guess Somebody's Doing Something Right.

"You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it's evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world" - John Lennon's Revolution

There are different times in history where in an incident sparks a war. There are sometimes in history where in a signature on a memorandum drops a bomb and gives the world their first glimpse of the power of human creativity as a tool for what could be a man-made apocalypse. But there are some strokes in life where - in a single gesture of the hand accompanied by just a passion for being , leaves an imprint on the planet. Or in this case, people's awareness. It takes time... It takes persistence. It takes real human dedication focused into a certain aspect in life to create even just a tiny snowball. But when this snowball gets bigger just keeps rolling, there is no way in hell you can stop it.

So I guess now, two years into it... KST and PSP the philippines, or at least the immediate media is now taking into consideration what these people have been fighting for. And yes, some may argue that two years is not a very long time, I never said the fight has burned out of them. The fight for the rights to express street - art and graffiti culture is young here in the philippines. The soldiers, fresh and plentiful. But albeit the metaphor of war, there was a light of hope in the shape of an article (one which reminds me of the stories told of the days of TAKI in NY / how the graff scene exploded.) ironically, involving the child of revolutionary parents acknowledges the presence of graffiti and street - art here in the phillipines. In a nutshell, author Alfred A. Yuson writes about NOYNOY Aquino addressing the presence of graffiti. click here : READ THE ARTICLE ON PHILSTAR.COM TO KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT.

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