Tom Neilson Music

Musical Satire and Social Commentary

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Quotes that inspire me

“Art is ultimately about telling the truth. If there are people who don’t like the truth, you have to decide whether you want to do your art or whether you want to do ‘small talk,’ because if you get away from the truth to please other people who want you to not tell the truth, you have lost the artist in you.” Martha Beck

"Individuals have duties which transcend the national obligations of obedience. Therefore individual citizens have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity from occurring." Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal 1950

“The artist has a special responsibility to speak out for social justice since their voices will be heard when others' are not.” Pablo Casals

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." CIA Director William Casey, 1981