I’ve joined in a yearlong monthly event called We Are The World Blogfest.
The purpose of this event is to highlight positive news stories, presenting these stories on your blog on the last Friday of the month.
This being the last Friday of August, in a month that’s been like no other, I have a small news story, albeit political, to share with you, my gentle readers.
THE NEWS STORY:
Early in August I saw this news story, Berlin street artist group cleverly undo swastika graffiti.
The artists featured in this news story have collaborated, voluntarily, to make their city “100% swastika-free” by responding “with humour and love” to the unwelcome swastika graffiti. They are doing this by modifying the swastika graffiti, turning it into benign, rather cute, images.
Considering the recent violent neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, VA, this article is more timely than I expected it to be when I first read it and saved it for this project.
I liked the story because I thought these artists had found an inspired + simple way to handle hate. By defacing that which was defaced, they have created something not morally reprehensible.
Something that shows a bit of style and, dare I suggest, angelic grace.
Something that quickly and quietly has effectively turned hate into great.