GRAIN OF SAND

Thursday, September 17th, 2009 by

Releasing Saturday, Sept. 19th.

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Public Enemy once stated It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, a politically-charged, anti-government declaration, as well as the title of their 1988 magnum opus. Although the album’s political views were based on activism and social change, revolving directly around the ideals of Louis Farrakhan, this candid statement still applies in present times. To put it in a local metaphor, Hawaii could be considered a nation, a sovereign nation if you will, depending on who you’re speaking to. The wrong doing of “our government” has led to tense and edgy feelings; a sense of resentment left us with strong-willed activists, willing to fight for our rights. As an individual, each one of us who make up this nation of millions is comparable to a grain of sand. Each grain is completely unique from the next; having it’s own personality, look, feel, color (skin), size and history. Now if you fuse millions of grains of sand together, you get a much more dense, powerful and compact end product. It’s as simple as “strength in numbers,” which in turn yields strength of character, will, determination, resolve and tenacity. If we continue to apply this in an assertive, but positive manner, we just might be able to rise above this undesired and illicit fascist dictatorship. It’s just a matter of collaborating our ideals and continuing to vigorously take action, as well as educating the youth.

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