Violence in Living Color

I’m not ashamed to admit that I love a good horror show, but only the ones that take place on the Silver Screen. Y’know, the kind that involves actors and Hollywood-types getting paid a lot of money to be drenched in heavy FX. The kind that goes well with popcorn and peanut M&Ms. The kind that you can fast-forward, turn off, or walk out of if it gets too intense. The horror show that is far removed from daily life.

Every day we are waking up to new violence and bloodshed in the news, both at home and abroad. When has fighting fire with fire ever worked outside the cinema? Violent retaliation does not open the doors to civil dialogue and positive change; instead, violence and murder only alienate those who are sympathetic to your cause and force them to recoil in horror. Please, stop the violence.

Tarantino

8 thoughts on “Violence in Living Color

  1. Well said Micki, leave the horrors to fantasy of the cinema and keep it off the streets. So much seems to be influenced by the media. Once the bullet is fired it is too late, the person laying on the street is not going to get up and remove the make-up placed on them for the set. It is real life. It has finished for them. Give more Soul Love out.

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