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15 Videos That Will Make You Rethink Everything

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On War

7.  Mike Rosen – “When God Happens”

Rosen’s controlled storm of delivery makes every poem he performs not just powerful but a few minutes out of time. The following poem about 9/11 and the subsequent wars is particularly relevant as we approach the anniversary of that day:

 

On Race and Racism

8. Nicole Homer – “Things Only a Black Mother Can Prepare You For”

We often hear the message that we live in a post-racial society. This is absolute nonsense, a violent lie, and Nicole Homer explains it so very well here:

 

9. T. Miller – “Us – Black Women”

T. Miller’s poetry is not punchy but pounding, and this poem bangs on the door of comments made in recent years surrounding the Rihanna/Chris Brown assault case and how some in the media and on the street were all too willing to victim blame:

 

10. Franny Choi – “POP!goesKOREA!”

Franny Choi is a particular favorite of mine, her poetry often like spinning, shimmering plates that she brings to crash with deafening effect. This poem in particular speaks to our wider cultural practice of fashioning entertainment stars and treating them as disposable playthings:

 

11. Hieu Minh Nguyen – “Buffet Etiquette”

A poem of power about slowly being stripped of your heritage, your history and your voice under the pressure of assimilation:

 

12. Rachel Rostad – “To JK Rowling, from Cho Chang”

You may have seen this poem already as it made headlines earlier in the year, but this piece is as challenging as it is well performed and deserves to be repeated:

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12:01AM PST on Dec 24, 2013

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9:25PM PDT on Sep 19, 2013

Thank you.

8:15PM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

Wonderful to see thesevideos

9:26AM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

I'm sorry to say that I watched one of these videos and it only made me rethink was the usage of my time so I watched no others.

It is perfectly okay to be behind one particular cause or many causes that you feel are worthwhile and endeavour to change humankind. However, to be really be behind a cause you must be actively doing something about it. It requires more than lending a voice at a cocktail party. One must look at what is occurring in our society and find out what the true information is by those who are not handing out press releases. One has to really dig for the data. Political and economic factors go back over a hundred years for the beginning of the sharp turn towards a slave state.

The only problem with activism is not fully knowing the existing situation and how it came to be. When one battles the enemy of truth with truth and nothing but the truth then one can always win. When you introduce any arbitrary or lie into the process then you have merely exposed the chink in the armour so the enemy may strike.

While these videos may give relevant opinions they do not necessarily give you truth. One can only decide what is real for them and to do this one has to look and know with certainty that one has found truth.

8:29AM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

3. Lauren Zuniga – “Personhood” Powerful. TRUE.

5:28AM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

Thanks for sharing

3:50AM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

Excellent. Thank you.

2:35AM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

Thx for this! Hope others get a chance to be reached as well!

11:53PM PDT on Sep 1, 2013

noted

6:57PM PDT on Sep 1, 2013

Thanks 4 the suggestions! Will check out a couple!

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