Posted by Julia from host194.crp.org (18.104.22.168) on Monday, August 05, 2002 at 3:07PM :
In Reply to: Oh Shit...here it comes!!! posted by pancho from ? (22.214.171.124) on Monday, August 05, 2002 at 2:56PM :
Fred, you can blow things up with your words alone...you strap verbs and nouns on your chest and nothing else.
Some people scoff at the value of art. they say its a waste of time when there are "real problems" in the world to take care of. i think it's art and culture that bridges people, it's Shimirum that may not put us in the map but get us recognition. it's nonviolence and respect and tolerance that'll get us anywhere in the world.
you can call that hopelessly sappy or you can strap bombs on your statue and have it detonate to kill the very children unveiling it. or you can use the statue, the arts and peaceful protest to get your message across to the world.
blame it on capitalism that magnifies sex and violence in the news because it sells..blame it on Christians, blame it on human nature, blame it on whatever, but we can truly get the world to realize who we are through nonviolence, petitioning, the arts, and using legitimate political channels.
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