In recent times the simple right of expression has come under much fire. As artists, we at Sacred Scar have to take this freedom very personally. We strive to stretch, and challenge, and push boundaries. Anytime you walk this path, you run the risk of alienation, and the wrath of that alienation. This leads to the ultimate question: Do you play it safe to please the majority, or do you push and open yourself? For an artist, this isn't really a question. What is art unless it questions, searches, and on occasion offends.
Sadly, what once was verbal criticism, has in some cases become deadly. An artist, when exposing their soul, has to expect the possibility of passionate discourse. When this discourse is a tool to restrict art, speech or action, a line is most definitely crossed.
As we start a new year, we must recognize and fight any attempt at censorship. We cannot grow and thrive in a censored world. We must do everything we can to encourage all peaceful expression.