Sunday, February 19, 2017

He Will Not Divide Us Returns

He Will Not Divide us Returns
Like a bad case of farts, He Will Not Divide Us is back up.
From ((A week after the movie star's latest performance-art exhibit — a wall reading "He Will Not Divide Us" in reference to Trump — was shut down in New York, LaBeouf re-opened the display in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Saturday. ))
Shia's stupid little protest live-stream service is back online. If you took a wrong turn in Albuquerque, make sure to show up on the live stream. I still think it will be only a matter of time before someone is shot or stabbed at this event. When pro-anti supporters connect, there is usually violence. I hate Trump as much as the next guy, but I think this protest is a bit useless. There are other ways to combat Trump, but yammering on in a stream isn't one of them.
And, you have to read the statement from Shia's camp on the original location's reasoning for shutting down the stream.
From EW, ((Their evident lack of commitment to the project is damning,” a joint statement from the trio posted to LaBeouf’s website reads. “From the outset, the museum failed to address our concerns about the misleading framing of our piece as a political rally, rather than as a participatory performance artwork resisting the normalisation of division.” ))
What does any of that mean?
From EW via Shia's site, ((On numerous occasions, we voiced serious concerns to the museum about hate speech occurring at the site of our project, and requested that the museum act responsibly in moderating this and providing the public a means of reporting such incidents. Our requests were not even acknowledged, let alone acted upon.” ))
So, the Museum should fit the bill for security? And, having watchdogs monitoring the stream seem to be counter to what the “art piece” represents. I think the museum should have never agreed to the project in the first place. Being a black man, I hate “hate speech” and hate racism. I've seen it first hand. However, we shouldn't throw everything we disagree with under the guise of “hate speech”. It shuts down counter-arguments.  We have to let them speak even if we don't agree with it. 
Does this mean Shia La-Poop will show up and protect his art project from trolls? Maybe, he will get his Transformers buddies guard the camera. He is the son of Indiana Jones after all. 
I do believe this one will be shut down too in either weeks or months. Given that Trump is our president, I could be wrong and this stream will be up for four years.

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