This year we’ve seen a revolution across the Muslim world. But we haven’t seen that type of revolution here, even with the longest American war and an economic collapse happening all at once. Do you think there’s a dream of a specific type of freedom that is common to all people, that goes beyond national identity or religion?
Fuck yeah! Dreams for personal freedom are formed over years, different ideas and different experiences, changing truths and realities. Collective dreams aren’t ideas someone just comes up with one day, and the Egyptian revolution didn’t come out of thin air, it’s something that’s been developing for decades, centuries, one thing building upon another, getting it to the point that they’re at now. But I guess, in the case of America, there’s complacency. Once you have it and it’s comfortable, why fuck with it any more? There’s no real need to question what that freedom means if we’re not personally affected.