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Quite offended by the image. I get it and am not in favor of fascism but am not interested in killing anyone. Are you?
I don’t think anyone at Bloom is! If you’re not familiar with it, this is a riff on a sign that folksinger/activist Woody Guthrie had on his guitar: “This machine kills fascists.” It’s more about the concept of the role art can play in social justice than doing any kind of actual violence.
Got it, thank you for clarifying!