We here at Pop Fizzion have never been quiet about our work. We are here to make the world a better place – for individuals, through our products, and in general, with our charity work. We have supported LGBTQ and mental health causes with proceeds from certain bath bombs and have always stated that we intend to continue with this trend.
In this current political climate we have two choices: We can continue on, quietly supporting the causes that we hold dear and keep clear of any political pitfalls which may endanger our business….OR…We can make our voice heard, speaking out against the terrible atrocities that this current administration has decided to commit time after time.
Pop culture has never been quiet. From actors on the stage, to singers penning lyrics in tune with the events of their time, to subversive political commentary through comic books like Captain America and X-Men it has made its voice loud against the booming sound of whatever oppression looked like at the time of its creation.
If we are to maintain our integrity and continue to tout ourselves as bringing pop culture to an enjoyable spot in your lives, we too must follow the footsteps of the things that we love and that bring us joy. We cannot be silent. We must make our voices climb louder than the sound of oppression.
In 1941, Woody Guthrie wrote a song named “Talking Hitler’s Head Off Blues” and scrawled the message “This Machine Kills Fascists” across his guitar, knowing that his song would have an impact.
We are not going to equate ourselves and our impact to Guthrie, but we are borrowing his message in our newest release the “This Machine Kills Fascists” bath bomb. With notes of Dreams, oranges, cream, vanilla mandarin bourbon, vodka and dirt, this orange bath bomb scattered with gold-painted Himalayan sea salt will be a cog in the machine to work towards that very goal. Half (50%) of the profits from this bath bomb will go directly to supporting the ACLU in their endeavors to keep fighting for our civil liberties while we keep volunteering our time and effort locally.
We cannot sit still while toddlers are brought to court without representation and children are being kept in cages with no way to reunite them with their parents who they were unlawfully removed from. We cannot close our eyes and ignore the dirty, underhanded deals that are making nobody but the first family “Great Again” while simultaneously alienating our longest, closest allies. We refuse to keep our mouths shut when we are pulled out of every program, group, and initiative that was created to make our entire world a better place.
We are but one small family taking a stand in the only way we know how. We’re going to put our money where our mouth is. America is about so much more than what is in the news day in and day out. We believe that the majority of people care, and want what is best for this country regardless of if we agree on the particulars. I hope with the recent press conference and the behavior of Donald Trump in regards to Putin and Russia that we can cross a divide and work together to TRULY make our country something special again. Because we are. We are special. The people that make up this country are diverse and beautiful and they matter. We all matter.
- The Entire Pop Fizzion Team