Where I see acts of indiscriminate violence, it is my duty to fight it.
Music, humor, dance, art: Humanity has these incredibly powerful built-in weapons against hate and the ability to exercise them comes only from regular use.
To bring someone laughter is a great force that can be wielded with only the cost of a little thought. Denounce fraudulent and hostile removal of others’ happiness for the increase of the aggressor. To express outrage at pre-millenium racist brinksmanship fraudulent bravado is what it means in day-to-day practicality to be a person that doesn’t want to live on a planet full of war, both next door and around the globe.
I mean, we’re people. It’s amazing how hard it is for some to agree on how we should treat each other. I know I’m speaking from a platform of amazing privilege both geographically current and over human history, but surrounded with so many wonderful people in my own life it’s hard not to believe we could make it through a day without trying to kill each other.
That’s why we need to art. We need to art so hard.
We’re people. Real, human people. Look at us go.