Flattery (also called adulation) is the act of giving excessive compliments, generally for the purpose of ingratiating oneself with the subject. Historically, flattery has been used as a standard form of discourse when addressing a king or queen.
The Wannabe Dictator now calls it Treason if we do not respond with adulation to the Pearls he is barely capable of reading off His Teleprompter.
Under Article III, Section 3, of the Constitution, any person who levies war against the United States or adheres to its enemies by giving them Aid and Comfort has committed treason within the meaning of the Constitution. The term aid and comfort refers to any act that manifests a betrayal of allegiance to the United States, such as furnishing enemies with arms, troops, transportation, shelter, or classified information.
It is, in actuality, the so-called president who has been committing Treason since he conspired to invite the Russians into our election process.
My response has been, and is, one of vociferous resistance and also to remind us that none of us is better than the other. We are one humanity.
I pick up Nomad Notes in the new year 2018, after a year of both fury and creativity. I had returned to San Francisco in October 2016, after my Roots Voyage to Israel and Eastern Europe, with my consciousness a little bit more woke, as they like to say now. Then the ELECTION came, and I have been expressing my outrage daily on Facebook.
When I visited the Nazi Concentration Camp at Auschwitz, chronicled in Nomad Notes, I had to summon courage in order to do it. Once I was there, I realized that if they — we — Jews, Roma, Gays and others, had the courage to live through torture and death, I would find the courage to look at it.
I came to understand a little bit of the cruelty and carnage that dictatorship had wrought in Germany and Europe.
Our temporary president shows many totalitarian tendencies, not the least of which is his recent label of “treasonous” to those who do not express sufficient adulation.
To be alive as an artist in this moment of great peril to our democracy is to speak out in various ways in order to resist the surreal insanity.
Some of the video and photo material that I collected on my 2016 Roots Voyage will soon find its way into a new music video I am creating with JASON MARTINEAU in his studio, setting it to my new song, our common humanity.
We will premiere this music video on a big screen before its release. That will take place in the context of our live concert on May 26, 2018, as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival . We’re in production now!
All the info HERE: