DATE: 14-Nov-2018 (updated 15-Nov-18)
TO: Midgardian #6789433218
FROM: Valkyrie Council on Social Justice
Thank you for your recent cautionary note. We have, based on your communication, been keeping a close eye on Amazon HQ2 protests. We agree with your assessment that such a large giveaway to a corporate entity is an affront to decency and an attack on the working class. Furthermore your suspicions appear well-founded and accurate. There has been, as you suggested there might be, an obvious dearth of protest being voiced by those in the literary and filmed entertainment corners of your world regarding this massive giveaway of taxpayer money. This lack of voiced outrage and protest by self-proclaimed social justice warriors can be caused by — what?
We do not know your world:
>> Is it a fear of reprisal that their book sales or (Goodreads) reviews might somehow be put in jeopardy?
>> Or that a filmed project based on one of their creative works might be at risk of being sidelined or overlooked by the studio division of the corporation in line to receive massive funds from a public treasury should they be found protesting?
>> Or —what?— are they merely craven Corporatists, sad sacks of aurochs excrement, who are only willing and able to punch at opponents located across an invisible political line, at well-defined caricatures that are, so delineated, safe to strike?
Such questions... such hypotheses, as insidious as they seem, do seem plausible. And so many of your world's artists, the would-be shapers of hope, keepers of light, appear content to laud themselves for nothing more than promoting the obvious ethical choices—where they risk little to nothing personal for a position staked, where they are not to be inconvenienced by the trouble of pressing acquaintances or challenging those whose favor they might someday seek.
If art supports life, how can the unpleasant heaviness burdening your world be supported by hollow artists?
Those silent on the matters noted above (Amazon HQ2) reveal a cowardice. And though they may label themselves social justice warriors, they are not Valkyrie... and they'll never be granted entrance into Valhalla.
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