Michael Stuart Kelly Posted April 27, 2021 Share Posted April 27, 2021 Walt Whitman done the SJW Way I finally found a legitimate use for the Social Justice Warrior culture: victim-story emotions as a technique, even grafted onto real art. What are victim-story emotions? I don't know if there is a systematized list or even a definition, but they are all around us in the culture. You know, that self-pitying moment before crying, or melodramatic awe charged with hope followed by a sudden shift to pain or outrage, etc. I've been looking into the poetry of Walt Whitman since I believe much of modern literature is based on techniques he used like anaphora (starting an idea with the same word(s) several times in a row), and so on. Then I came across a recitation of one of his most famous rhymed poems, O Captain! My Captain!, which was inspired by the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The young Sai Kolla's version (with SJW emotions) works and works well. Finally I see something great come out of woke culture. But I don't think many SJW's realize this or how to use it to attain universal truth in art. At least this girl did. I don't know if she's a SJW, but she sure harnessed their victim-emotions and used them for something of value. Michael Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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