I’ve been around the block. I’ve seen the ugly places. The burnt out shacks in the alleys. The overturned dumpsters. The forgotten gardens and ivy-covered fences and rusting cars on blocks behind the garage. These things ain’t always pretty… (Symbols rarely are…)
There is something SICK going on—several somethings: racism, greed, ignorance, intolerance, bigotry, homophobia, sexism, and the wholesale destruction of the very planet on which we depend (at least slightly) for our survival. These ugly places, these horrible actions, these awful concepts NEED to be called out, NEED to be challenged.
Critical thinking, appreciation of differences, acceptance of REAL, provable, scientific fact and reason NEED to be promoted—and artists and writers and activists and REBELS should be at the forefront of this movement.
…And my old blog was full. Seriously. I didn’t know that was a thing that could happen, but after seven years of stories and art and nonsense, it was put to rest—and this new creation, this new GOLEM, new CREATURE (sewn together from the various parts of the corpses of other blogs and animated by a bolt of lightning), will be a platform for CONTINUING the promotion of REASON, CRITICAL THINKING, HUMOR, TOLERANCE, and UNITY!
WHO? – Richard F. Yates (Writer, Artist, Editor, Instigator, Holy Fool) and (hopefully) many others…
WHAT? – ARTS AND LIT AND IDEAS AND REASON AND LAUGHS!
WHEN? – NOW!!! (As of 27 July 2019, this shit’s underway…)
WHERE? – Global (Thanks to the internet. No borders. No boundaries. No bullshit—unless it’s funny.)
WHY??? – Because the EVIL EMPIRE (who are actually just greedy people who care more about making money than they do the rights of the creatures on this planet) need to be put in their place (and that “place” is the history books. End the awfulness.)
—Richard F. Yates
(Primitive Thoughtician and Holy Fool)
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