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disco_stu1973 I just read the blog the author was pushing:


It had some good points, It had some bad points. So let's get some thinking done... The first three paragraphs written in bold caught my eye. They are as follows:

Our entire scene is built upon a foundation of white privilege.
My white privilege was not so awesome. Arrested for a bag of shake and spent a night in the clink before what was to be my first show in 1992 at the Garden State Arts Center. Shake and underage drinking even without having an open container...cuffs and straight to the clink. No resisting, not driving, no cashless bail. Just busted. No Phish for me.

More importantly, and to your point, anyone at Magnaball could have had a hassle free experience, it was not reserved for one group and not another. And I am so damn sorry that the security force had nothing better to do than make sure the attendees were safe because there was not a bad vibe to be found there.

We’re not immune to racial bias.
Nobody in any class, race, or gender is. It is being increasingly shoved down our throats hourly. The subject of this blog is "White Fragility" so thank you for doing your part to keep kicking this can down the road. Perhaps a bit of racial bias has been deeply rooted in our DNA for millenniums and is not the end of the world, so lets just stop being racist, sexist, and homophobic. That would be a pretty good goal for the next decade or so. And maybe we can start with talking about what unites us, and not what divides us.

It might not be so awesome to walk around a Phish festival or show as a person of color.
Why would it not be? Nobody in the scene cares about who/what/why you are. We only care that you are here, happy, and safe. I don't remember or identify people based on what they look like. I just remember how much fun we had and the time we shared.

In summary, thank you for your essay on Cultural Marxism. But please remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr fought for equality and Nikita Khrushchev fought for equity. Fight wisely and good vibes. is a non-commercial project run by Phish fans and for Phish fans under the auspices of the all-volunteer, non-profit Mockingbird Foundation.

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