oneROOTS started in 2002 as just an idea that we can do better, and in a more positive manner. But while being all positive and shit, we also need to start looking a the huge fucken elephant in the room. To open the dialog; We are presently killing our future generation, our children who will have to clean up the complete mess we have made. But we believe that it has to be done in a positive way. No blaming, no shaming. Just pick it up and work with what work gives us. Let art and freedom of movement and speech lead our way, away from Babylon BS. Let music be non-political and be heard by all, no matter where they happened to be born. Let art free us, not tear us apart.
We do not believe in preaching and pushing ideas, but rather just letting the positive vibes lead. We don’t deal with religion or politics, as we see these as personal beliefs that should be respected, but left at home. Coz if you get offended by someone offending your beliefs… reset and go back home. Breathe and come back for another joke.
So, on the other hand, we also do not believe in political correctness. We believe in the idea of offending, as a wake up call. Done with respect and positive intentions. Always.
Let’s lift this shit up and let’s start caring about our tomorrows today and the tomorrows of our children for fuck’s sake!
[Rozengracht, Amsterdamn, August 11, 2002. 04:33am, scribbled on a napkin.]
“Just as we equally think that we’re so important on this earth, and we are, we’re all as well so equally unimportant on this earth. We’re all a silly joke. We’re all God*s jokes. So let’s have some fun. Let’s live that.
You see? oneROOTS is just an idea that humans can do better. Way better. Because we’re humans. We’re also doing a lot worse, currently, because we’re humans. But no matter how stupid a man is, you can always layer thru ignorance and come to his senses. We’re humans after all. We have clever, intelligent brains. We have that gift of reasoning and understanding. We’re just lazy as hell. We need reminders. We need to be reminded to treat others as we would like to be treated. Always. Every fucking day. Treat each man that you meet as if he was a king and each woman as a queen; and always hold yourself to that level, as a king or a queen. Mutual respect.
Faith in the flawed who are perfect, as we are, we carry onwards and upwards.
Coz we have it. We want it. Deep inside. To see things get better. Few are the ones that are radical. Most of us are just pure goodness. Amazing people doing amazing shit. We have this chance, as we live and breathe, to make this place, and ourselves, better. And we need to massage that. Let that out. To show to ourselves who we really are. Humans and humanity. All one with so many cultures and so many roots. So many, but still one. oneROOTS. Seen?”