We are not the kind of company that feels the need to express our political opinions, but there comes a time when silently standing on the sidelines is no longer acceptable.
This is a nation of immigrants founded on religious freedom and the belief that all men are created equal. This is the land of the American Dream, of Martin Luther King’s Dream, and the dreams of every person who has come here believing that every human being has certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
The executive order signed last week barring immigration from seven Muslim countries and denying all refugees entry into the United States is immoral and inhumane and goes against everything that once made America great.
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
(Statue of Liberty)
So we at Atomic Disc will stand with our friends at Bandcamp in their efforts to oppose the ban on immigration, and we will also donate 100% of all our profits on Friday, February 3rd to the American Civil Liberties Union who are working around the clock to fight the discriminatory actions of the executive order.
We are so proud to be a part of the arts and music community which shares a special bond among us all over the world. From all walks of life, religious backgrounds and ethnic heritages, our love for creating and sharing our art and music breaks down barriers to unite us rather than divide us.
Let us be the example for all others to follow.
Written by Silver Sorensen