Strictly revolutionary

What is Strictly Revolutionary?

 Strictly Revolutionary: this is my strategy at living a decent life to counteract all the tyrannical injustices that I have learned about in my studies. To me, strictly revolutionary is a state of mind, a way of life and a constant challenge to attempt. The term originally occurred to me around 2006 when first attending Humboldt State University for political science and a heaping dose of activism. When it comes to DJ names, it certainly works pertaining to RPMs, revolutions per minute. In terms of turning the tables, another type of revolution. The world turns, and so on. A revolution can be possible in a variety of ways and strategies. That is why I seek to do so in every medium available to me: stand-up comedy, skits, freestyle, poetry, hip-hop, podcasting, documentary making, radio, TV and visually. Hope my efforts are of worth.

As the phrase goes, "be the change you want to see in the world." There are a multitude of relevant philosophical adages. Some are biblical as in Luke 6:13, "Do to others as you would have them do to you." If only more people could represent this, we would all be significantly happier. I certainly do not find these sayings logically translate to oppression, brutality, genocide and hatred. Somebody might not be empathetic to "towel heads" and extrapolate that they want to get blown to bits by drones of cowardice. When realizing the interconnected fabric of our world and how our actions resonate then we are all in the same boat, on a lot of common ground. I want to make clear that conflict and confrontation are not inconsistent with this line of thought. If I am doing something seen as ridiculous then let me know, whether it is something conflicting with my objectives or having my fly down. I try to think about every action I take, and by doing so cannot as readily contribute to something I see as wrong and dishonorable. 

Once your perpetual analysis is fully integrated, then a new way of life can emerge. When I got my community college degree in 2006, a new world opened up to me after studying political science. Instead of buying the prescribed history book I used Howard Zinn's "A Peoples History of the United States" and passed the two part class. I no longer wanted to 'brand' myself like some cattle to be an advertising consumer of sweatshop garments from Perry Ellis, Guess, Nautica or Ecko. My first revolutionary clothing was the classic iconic Che Guevara t-shirt. I learned more about the chemicals, sweatshops and cotton subsidies. As a result I started seeking organic, fair trade and alternative fabric like hemp, bamboo and flax. Similar issues arose in every facet of existence, focusing on local, organic, wholesome foods, rather than distantly processed chemical garbage. Part of the Strictly Revolutionary idea is focusing on a diet of all aspects of life: material, visual, audible, mental and so forth. That is why I think all aspects of our lives should be rooted and self-reliant locally in respect to politics, governance and products.

Living Strictly Revolutionarily is not easy. But as with muscle tissue, it must be exercised to make it strong. No pain, no gain. If we become atrophied mentally and otherwise and comfortable with our heads in the sand, then it is easy to be oblivious to threats. Einstein once reportedly said, "Imagination is more valuable than knowledge." No matter how much one knows, all it does is extend the circumference of uncertainty. If we cannot imagine anything other than what is generally accepted, then lies and half-truths may become generally accepted as reality. Perhaps this is an aspect of flexibility that is needed perceptually to think outside the box. By staying aware and imaginative, shortcomings and improvements become apparent. For instance, my unusual revelations when trying to eat vegan and discovering my organic agave nectar is flavored with beaver glands. Gotta roll with the punches, however infuriating.

I don't think that I am perfect, that is a lofty and unrealistic goal. Perhaps this is consistent with beliefs that people are supposedly born with sin. I am only human, I am flawed. Accepting this allows for the self-reflection Socrates spoke of when he said, "The unexamined life is not worth living." My mission is to bring forth some of my ponderings in this examination to the table. I have done a lot of impulsive and passionate things in desperate activist attempts to remedy the wrongs that I have learned of. All I can do is look back at international news coverage, charges I fought and defeated, however somewhat Pyrrhic victories. My hope is the experiences I have had and my current multimedia blitzkrieg will be more successful than my past pursuits. Continuous self-improvement for oneself is necessary to live, Strictly Revolutionary. 

Jason Robo

Breaking the tip of the iceberg


Hey there all sorts of friends, allies, former roommates, former classmates, online acquaintances and so on,

I just wanted to share my work with this new website, strictlyrevolutionary.com, my showcase/portfolio of all my activities, past and present. Lately I have been dabbling in stand-up comedy and hope to break some new ground with some hip-hop soon. Recently I performed my first booked gig in the SF bay area, you can find the video on the front page and more under the comedy link.

My mission is to break down the things I've learned, however grim, but try to do so humorously and end on a positive note every time. Fair warning, my work uses crude humor and it was hard to sift through hundreds of contacts to select everyone in this list, so you've been warned. I may not have always been the most personable or had the best approach, but nobody knows what to do about the mountains of terrible things we are bludgeoned with by the lamestream media every day. You can't please everyone either. So here is my latest approach.

Upcoming ASAP will be some hip-hop remixes performed live, hopefully some produced music videos, complete summaries of my legal trials and tribulations (with sourcing and evidence) and some blogging, even podcasts breaking down an alternative media perspective. I have done some extensive research into the radical truths, the root origins of issues, rather than focus on leaves and twigs.

Please join me in this journey and please send any suggestions my way. Wish me luck in waging and online multimedia blitzkrieg in the interests of justice and to undermine tyranny of the mind, soul and body. The site will expand from here and benefits from any involvement you'd like to have in it.

Best of luck to you in life,

Jason Robo