The only reason to write is because you want to change people's beliefs. The only reason to love is because you want to become bigger than who you are alone. The only reason to play this game of life is because you want to change the world.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
What's Real Literature?
thing I always find interesting about literature. The academic
organizations like to talk about the need for diversity in literature.
They laud the need for stories that contains characters who are women or
gay or black or disabled, etc. The academic organizations also like to
think they are the gatekeepers of great art. But they're not. They
only praise what's safe.
Comic books did all that decades ago.
Not only did they have powerful and heroic characters like the Black
Falcon or Professor X or Jean Gray or even malcontents like Lobo and
Hellboy: but, they didn't apologize for them. People need heroic
characters to aspire to and look up to or they become dark and
self-centered. We could learn a lot from comics, and fairytales and
sci-fi and anime: all the art that academia calls "marginal" or
Schools seem to like stories about slaves or
slavery. But humans need stories about people who are free. Maybe,
just maybe, the schools got it all wrong. Or maybe, just maybe, they
wanted to get it all wrong.