Wyrd Daze feels compelled to make a statement against prejudice.
We all occasionally slip into judgmental behaviour; for complicated reasons it is woven into our nature. But I hope that most would agree that judgemental behaviour is something worth striving to overcome.
A few days ago, I saw some comments on Twitter that kinda rocked my world. This was from someone with quite a prominent position within a cultural nexus of things that Wyrd Daze resonates with: strange music, art & writing, landscape, nature & folklore, esotericism, spiritual and social philosophy & practice. There are rising cultural trends within this nexus, such as expressing anti-fascist sentiments through the arts. This is great but:
If you think you stand against fascism, but take the time to publicly judge and insult people based on their appearance and social/cultural background, then think again.
This kind of hypocrisy can affect the culture in a negative way from within, and as perceived from without. We can do much better.
Wyrd Daze stands against all forms of prejudice.
Together we can create the culture we really want, but we have to really want it.