An incredibly useful word for a concept that seems central to being human: mutual aid: “We’re all in this together, we’ll help each other out, we’ll raise each other up. I’ve got your back,” and even the hallowed union slogan “An Injury to One is an Injury to All.”  Sadly, this last slogan, like the word ‘Solidarity,’ is as unfashionable as the labor movement; it’s much more punk-rock and badass to believe the myth of “Your Own Bootstraps.” Then again, the sudden popularity of the messaging in the 99% movement may indicate that this is beginning to change.  See also Four Things Every Musician Must Know, #3


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