Monday, July 7, 2014

Another Post On G+ Provoked Me

I am going to stop spending as much time on there. It is seriously interfering with my writing.

The post is by + Wilf Nelson and can be found HERE

It links to an podcast HERE

The following is my reply:
The pen is mightier than the sword? Bull. Tyrants have been killing bards, burning books, banning books and songs, exiling artists, etc. for thousands of years. It didn't save them, because someone else just came up with equivalent art/poetry/music/stories. Art reflects culture. It does not define it. We are the product of our people and our time, and we are the public voices of our people and our time. Those who find our voices upsetting are not rightfully blaming us, they are seeking a scapegoat for the times that they find upsetting. The times that we are forcing them to acknowledge and confront. 
Got that off my chest. Going back to work.

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