The Information War (and adding impromptu content to my outreach platforms)
I'm going to be adding impromptu videos as part of my outreach in an effort to produce more content, engage a wider audience, and most importantly in the hopes that in some small way I can help steer us in a healthier, more sustainable direction.
Lying or hiding information from others to protect them
Lying or hiding information from others to protect them is almost always a bad idea. We see this time and time again in movies, shows, and in our own lives and in all cases we find that this outdated notion always leads to more harm than good.
Coming to terms with the history of American slavery
I recently read a summary for "How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America" by Clint Smith which shows how America is still haunted by the legacy of slavery. I found it a compelling read and shared some insights from the book as well as my thoughts about them.
Our movies and shows depict people (e.g. 'extras') dying so often it barely triggers a response from most people. Are we subconsciously teaching people that death is a natural consequence of progress? We ought to do better nurturing a respect for life.
We should be concerned about incitements to violence—especially against specific people. Death threats can cause immense psychological harm and have a real possibility of leading to actual violence, so we all need to do our part in denouncing such behavior.