Philosophy

Yeats: It takes more courage to plumb our own depths than it takes for a soldier on a battlefield.

Montaigne: How can we learn about “Truth” if we don’t learn HOW to die.

To learn how to die, in order to be reborn — that is truth
Truth as way of life, allow suffering to speak (Adorno)

Bluesmen – the funk, stench, suffering of life in all its shades; personal catastrophe lyrically expressed. Dissonance. Not “harmonious” or “romantic.”


Failed – means tried.  Didn’t succeed…that’s all? Experiment built on dispossession and marginalization.


Plato banned the flute but not the lyre in the republic.

Socrates -?


Zizek: “Revolutionaries need poets”

Me: Jimmy Garrett’s play “We Own The Night” contains more tragedy and catharsis and profundity than all of Sophocles plays.

Author: Dennis-Leroy Kangalee

"I've been addicted to the flight, the albatross reason and the eternal search for something I couldn't explain or give or create or destroy..." Guerrilla filmmaker, performer, & writer Dennis Leroy Kangalee is a radical media ecologist who writes critical essays about protest art, activism, Black cinema, and culture. He is best known for his 2002 controversial film "As an Act of Protest". He is the author of "Lying Meat" (poems), the 2011 performance-piece "Gentrified Minds" and several screenplays. A Juilliard alumnus, he is the creator of the "Visual Liberation" film pedagogy that relates to 'protest art', he is available for lectures, workshops, freelance writing assignments, and private acting coaching lessons for actors.

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