Owen Kelly looks at the web of arguments put forward by Jason “Propaganda” Petty in his book Terraform: Building a Better World.
According to the Preemptive Love website “Jason ‘Propaganda’ Petty works as a poet, political activist, husband, father, academic & emcee. With LA flowing through his veins & armed with a bold message, Propaganda has assembled a body of work that challenges and guides. Propaganda’s ideas stem from where he sits at the intersection. He sees how cultures cross and inspire one another, and can see the oneness of us all. Propaganda will cause you to nod your head, but more importantly, he will stretch your mind & heart.”
In 2021 HarperOne published his book Terraform: Building a Better World. This operates across many different boundaries as it includes academic argument, history lessons, poetry, polemic, rap, stories and traditional wisdom. It also enumerates and contextualises the Black Panthers’ Ten Points, which Propaganda ties back to his upbringing as the child of Black Panthers.
The webpage for this deliberately short episode includes many more links and references than usual because Owen Kelly argues that, beyond a basic introduction to the book, you would learn much more from listening to, reading and watching Propaganda himself than from any second-hand description.
Please spend some time following up the references.
Terraform: building a better world, on Amazon
Video: Terraform featuring Brandi Price
Propaganda & Alma: Bored of Education interview
Propaganda on Home Grown Radio
Propaganda & Alma: the red couch podcast