My Final Thoughts
In the last two weeks I have been trying to take a stand against pre-censorship mainly via Twitter. Due to the inherent lack of face-to-face interaction, context, and the inflection of my voice, I can see this was the wrong way to go about it . Anyone can misquote me and see whatever they want in my words, and that has become apparent.
At this point, I feel like I'm straying from what it is I really aim to do, and that is bring people smiles through comedy. That said, comedy is a powerful tool for speaking your mind and igniting social change. I have realized that debating this on twitter is not helping the cause, or leading to any progress. I really appreciate those who have been supporting me, and even those who have been criticizing me as it is your right as a human being.
When I think of all the people that inspire me, I realize that they didn't sit on Twitter arguing with people. They made provocative stand up routines or films about how they felt, and that is what translated their opinions and ideas to other people. I am going to officially disengage from this argument because there is no way for either side to truly win. I can see now that it doesn't bring good in any capacity to squabble as we have been. I am not backing out of this because I am giving in, I am backing out because I think there are much more fruitful ways as a whole to spend our energy trying to solve the problems we face, big or small. I am going to dedicate myself to my work, and maybe through that you will see what I have been trying to say all this time.
Thanks for sticking with me on this, whether or not you agree! :D!