I've talked about this before, but let me do it again.
The US is more or less run by the entertainment industry.
Creating your own music, art, movies, books, videogames, podcasts, and stage plays within the US is an act that robs the established power structures of attention.
Making media is an act of radicalism, of protest, and of outright rebellion.
Support local music. Go to a community theater. get a bunch of weird nerds together in a basement and film a talkshow.
(This is one of the driving forces behind my #ZineStation project.
Not that I expect my little magazines to actually have an impact directly, but I plan to. use them to highlight independent media made outside of existing power structures, and public domain media that can be consumed outside existing power structures and therefore help point people at things that will rob attention from the companies that are hurting us.)
@ajroach42 Also, people fail to realize that the mass media News is also the entertainment industry.
They don't exist to share current information or insight, they simply exist to collect ears and eyeballs on adverts. That is all.
In our world Assange would be a revered curmudgeon, not in jail forever. Manning would be a regular, not persecuted forever.
USA corps will run govts, attack countries, kill, pollute and destroy for profit until capitalism is abolished. They're just the worst one.
It's way more satisfying to make stuff than to just consume stuff as well