8 votes Jazz In The Age Of Trump: A Roundtable Discussion Posted June 6, 2018 by boredop Tags: jazz, roundtable, politics, activism, interviews, donald trump https://www.jazziz.com/jazz-in-the-age-of-trump-a-roundtable-discussion/ 2 comments Collapse replies Expand all Comments sorted by most votes newest first order posted relevance OK  mcpeen June 6, 2018 Link Really interesting. This part sticks out to me: History is certainly colored by the individual or group reporting the progression of events. Maybe there is no such thing as "objective truth," but... Really interesting. This part sticks out to me: Sara Serpa: I want to acknowledge that I’m European. I’m from Portugal. I started thinking about my own country. All these questions that rise up among musicians on our scene, among our community, about racism — I haven’t seen those questions arising in Portugal. Yet it is a country that colonized and promoted slave trade. I started thinking about how history was taught to me. Portuguese were heroes. We come from a small country. We conquered the world, discovered so much. I had been living in several bubbles, really. And now, suddenly, the values that I stand for don’t match the truth behind this history that was taught to me. History is certainly colored by the individual or group reporting the progression of events. Maybe there is no such thing as "objective truth," but as Blanchard says later, "And why do [people] love John Coltrane? Because he spoke his truth." I suppose that is the important lesson (and not just in this article): the goal isn't to change anyone's mind, but aiming specifically to speak one's own truth. 2 votes boredop (OP) June 6, 2018 Link Parent Another sentence from that same passage jumped out at me: Another sentence from that same passage jumped out at me: It was the most depressing thing to realize that the history that was taught to me was packed with lies and there was so much destruction and death.