Monday, September 15, 2014

Lady Alba: When Progressive, Antiwar Views Go Viral

Lady Alba may just push me over the edge.

Oh, I'm already in favor of Scottish independence.

I mean I may just move to Scotland.

Lady Alba is proof that we can succeed in using creative resistance to get our progressive, antiwar views into the mainstream discourse.

Rather than try to explain, I'll let you check Lady Alba out for yourself . . . .

Lady Alba, "Nuclear Love"
"We all live in a yellow nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine . . . "

"After over 300 years together, is Scotland in a 'Bad Romance' with 
the rest of the UK? That's what Lady Alba thinks. She's become popular 
on social media after her spoof video about Scotland's independence 
referendum went viral. The video re-interprets Lady Gaga's song 
'Bad Romance' to poke fun at supporters of a 'No' vote, who want 
Scotland to remain part of the UK. It has been viewed over 83 thousand 
times on YouTube." 

 Creative resistance: keep it coming!

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The vote on Scottish independence is trending toward YES! I'm celebrating by taking a look at the activism of people in Scotland against the stationing of Trident nuclear-weapons-equipped submarines in Scotland.

(See We're Rooting for You, Scotland! (Trident NO Scotland YES) )

England might negotiate to obtain lease on the base, so it can stay open. (Some commentators call that unlikely.) England might decide to move the Tridents to a port in England. (But that would require them to create a depot to store the nuclear missiles - a dicey proposition in densely populated areas.)  England might find another country to allow them to base this dangerous cargo; some have suggested France. (Um - hello? France?)

(See YES! to Scotland; No Place for Trident )

Eventually, in large part due to Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, the United States was converted from a country in which a small number of people thought slavery needed to be ended into a country determined to act to end slavery. This literary work took the movement wide, and it took it deep.

Why is a novel an important tool for creative resistance?

(See Creative Resistance 101: Uncle Tom's Cabin )