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#1 Gabrielseifer

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 12:55 AM

My reason for this post is to petition 30 Seconds to Mars to arrange and perform a benefit concert for the protesters at Occupy Wall Street. I believe that the occupy movement correlates directly with the message and themes portrayed by 30 Seconds to Mars, especially in their latest album "This is War". I believe that a concert for the Occupy movement would be of great benefit to those who have sacrificed so much in an attempt to ensure the freedoms and rights granted to the citizens of the United States, as well as upholding the "American Dream" for ourselves and future generations.

Formality aside, I have been a huge fan since 30 Seconds to Mars' inception. I enjoy your music, your themes, and the bands philanthropic efforts. I admire you all as artists and fellow human beings. I am a Sergeant in the WIARNG (Wisconsin Army National Guard). I have not been deployed, I have not seen the face of war. But I have plenty of good friends who have. Imagine their feelings of anguish and futility upon returning home, only to see democracy and freedom being suppressed at home by the same politicians that send them abroad. I've seen it on their faces. It's something I understand very well. They've seen war. But they return home to war. Make no mistake. THIS IS WAR. This is war over opportunity, over political power, over the many being ignored while the few are acknowledged. It's a battle to return the voice back to the people of the United States. Right now, that battle is reaching a boiling point. An 84 year old woman and a pregnant woman were sprayed with mace for being in the general area of the protests. The NYPD has disallowed travel on public sidewalks and public transit in certain areas unless identification papers are presented. There is a nationwide epidemic of police brutality on unarmed protesters that I once thought was unimaginable. The fight for the future of our nation has begun. This is not a fight that will subside and be rejected by history. So the question I ask you is this:

What part, if any, will 30 Seconds to Mars play in the outcome?

You have an opportunity to make a real difference and inspire real heroes, real patriots. I hope you all do not leave this opportunity squandered.

I do not expect a response or action on behalf of this message. I will sleep better knowing I tried. I will always remain a fan. Thank you for your music and inspiration.

#2 CandyO

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:54 PM

View PostGabrielseifer, on 18 November 2011 - 12:55 AM, said:

My reason for this post is to petition 30 Seconds to Mars to arrange and perform a benefit concert for the protesters at Occupy Wall Street. I believe that the occupy movement correlates directly with the message and themes portrayed by 30 Seconds to Mars, especially in their latest album "This is War". I believe that a concert for the Occupy movement would be of great benefit to those who have sacrificed so much in an attempt to ensure the freedoms and rights granted to the citizens of the United States, as well as upholding the "American Dream" for ourselves and future generations.

Formality aside, I have been a huge fan since 30 Seconds to Mars' inception. I enjoy your music, your themes, and the bands philanthropic efforts. I admire you all as artists and fellow human beings. I am a Sergeant in the WIARNG (Wisconsin Army National Guard). I have not been deployed, I have not seen the face of war. But I have plenty of good friends who have. Imagine their feelings of anguish and futility upon returning home, only to see democracy and freedom being suppressed at home by the same politicians that send them abroad. I've seen it on their faces. It's something I understand very well. They've seen war. But they return home to war. Make no mistake. THIS IS WAR. This is war over opportunity, over political power, over the many being ignored while the few are acknowledged. It's a battle to return the voice back to the people of the United States. Right now, that battle is reaching a boiling point. An 84 year old woman and a pregnant woman were sprayed with mace for being in the general area of the protests. The NYPD has disallowed travel on public sidewalks and public transit in certain areas unless identification papers are presented. There is a nationwide epidemic of police brutality on unarmed protesters that I once thought was unimaginable. The fight for the future of our nation has begun. This is not a fight that will subside and be rejected by history. So the question I ask you is this:

What part, if any, will 30 Seconds to Mars play in the outcome?

You have an opportunity to make a real difference and inspire real heroes, real patriots. I hope you all do not leave this opportunity squandered.

I do not expect a response or action on behalf of this message. I will sleep better knowing I tried. I will always remain a fan. Thank you for your music and inspiration.
Hello Gabrielseifer and Welcome.

I appreciate your passion, and yes the band has had it's philanthropic moments, but they also sell Golden Tickets for $300 to $900 a pop and that right there is pretty Capitalistic. I'm not saying it's wrong - using one's talents to make money isn't necessarily a bad thing - but it is Capitalism.

Since the Occupy Wall Street movement seems to have shifted, awkwardly, from being annoyed about the government bailing out big banks to what sounds like a call for Socialism in America, perhaps asking a band that has embraced Capitalism with great success to perform a benefit concert for OWS might not be such a good fit...

The OWS movement is interesting... I certainly don't advocate some of the loss of rights that have been going on lately but the way it has been progressing, I don't really embrace the new message or behavior of the protesters either. It's gotten muddled.

Anyway... welcome, and good luck.




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