I have nothing to lose.
When you've tried everything you know to get over an obstacle, you have nothing left to lose.
When I was young, I had an idea of how I wanted my life to go.
My life didn't listen to my reasons.
I wanted to be an artist.
I wanted a home again.
I wanted to be able to pay my way.
I wanted to make a difference in this world.
When failure is the only thing, you receive for your effort, for your life, well...
I have nothing left to lose.
People with something to lose are fearful.
What are people afraid to lose?
For most, it's their job.
That's why when their boss tells them to jump they ask how high.
For others it's family.
When a parent tells you you're stupid for wanting the career you desire, "You can't make any money doing that," and you change your path, you're afraid.
When someone tells you they will take away that which you sweated and fought for if you don't do what they say…
And you do what they say…
You are afraid to lose.
I have nothing left to lose.
I haven't had anything to lose for a very long time.
That's why I can stand in the face of what used to be known as "the man" and speak truth to authority.
Authority is those individuals who stand atop all of our worlds and tell us no.
No, you can't do that because it changes the order of the world.
Here's something out of the blue…
Do you know anything about spiders?
Most spiders build webs.
They then lie in wait for their prey to get caught in what they have woven to devour them then.
If you sweep away their web, they will rebuild that web again and again.
You can't tell the spider not to build it's web because it being a spider it doesn't understand human language.
Some people in authority act just like spiders in a web of their own making.
They become very upset if you sweep away their web, the story they like to tell about themselves.
We have a president in office currently that is a spider.
He likes to spin his stories and wants everyone to watch him as he spins.
He spins, spins, spins every moment of the day making one simple web after another.
Because he weaves the same story day after day that what he says is the truth and what we see is a lie.
Spiders and bullies force their victims to accept their reality that the story they tell is the truth and everyone else is the liar.
But you see when you have nothing to lose you can stand up to the biggest bully and tell them they are wrong.
Yes, it takes courage.
Yes, it takes the strength of will, for the bully will scream and holler and may even strike you down.
Truth is the last bastion of hope.
Without truth, a person, a nation has no character.
A person who deals in lies like the president has no character.
It is up to us, it is up to all of us to always speak truth to power.
Without truth, we do not have freedom.
Spiders don't like your freedom to speak the truth.
Spiders don't like you to march for your rights.
Spiders don't like you to vote.
This election day Tuesday, November 6 is when we sweep these old spiders out, throw open the windows and open the door to a new day of truth.
You have nothing to lose.