In the name of nationalism, when they can do nothing about the terrorists, they go after artists. Your brand of nationalism devoid of humanity is noxious to the very idea of this nation and the entire society.

Artists may seek to express, artists may seek to provoke, they may seek to celebrate, they may simply seek to entertain. But, there is no doubt they walk a foot higher than all the rest. They create, they comment, they criticise, they lampoon, they hurt, they laud… they explore our humanity and put it up on their tableau, opening themselves up and making themselves vulnerable to our judgments, criticism or worse, indifference. No matter what their creed, religion, school, nationality, they walk higher than the rest.

– people blinded by a rabid type of nationalism may be forgiven for not being able to appreciate this.

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