– Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir in performance at the Sanctuary for Independent Media on December 18, 2009
Can I get a “Revolujah”?
Let’s make one thing perfectly clear – Reverend Billy ain’t no Joel Osteen…
Part performance artist, part Elvis, part televangelist, Reverend Billy leads the Church of Stop Shopping in a passionate battle against the evils of Corporate Commercialism and Consumerism.
Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir bring their anti-corporate preaching to the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy on Saturday night for the roof-raising “sermon” of “The Declaration of the Occupation” set to song.
As the good Reverend says, “Let’s talk about the Devil. Corporate Commercialism has sped up to a roar, virtually unopposed. Consumerism is normalized in the mind of the average person, sometimes we even refer to ourselves as consumers forgetting that we are also citizens, humans, men, women, animals. We forget that we share many resources, public spaces, libraries, information, history, sidewalks, streets, schools that we created laws and covenants and govenerments to protect us, to support us, to help us… The subjugation of these resources and these laws to the forces of the market demands a response.”
And make no mistake, Reverend Billy is delivering that response loud and clear.
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