Sunday, March 11, 2018

Defamation, Oppression, Anger, and Kindness

Victory belongs to the most persevering.
 - Napoleon Bonaparte

All humans need sleep.
 - Jared Lee Loughner

Oppression thrives where no one speaks against it. My I'm Listening campaign thrives where oppression decorates the halls of history. I have words, and I will share them, because if I did not, I might as well not have them at all.

This series grew from one more failed attempt of too many at getting my audience to interact. You read and you watch and you listen, but you don't speak. You can't change the world with "Likes."

By no means am I asking you to like what I say, or agree blindly and fall into line like cattle.

I write words of defamation to inspire your cries against it. I steal words from tyrants and extremists to stir your resistance to oppression. I weave logic and anger and kindness, not to blanket you with doubt, but to encourage you to throw off those chains.

When I say I want you to interact, to comment, don't mistake that for wanting you to agree. If you read my words and don't like what they say, please write your disagreements on these walls. It is not disagreement that gets blocked from my comment sections, but defamation. You should be able to defend your perspective without resorting to vulgarity, or you might as well just stick your head in the sand and drown in the oncoming tide.