Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Twitter to give an impassioned speech about coming together after the attack on the US Capital. I feel it’s best to let Mr. Schwarzenegger’s words speak for themselves and the video is well worth watching until the end.
I know that many geeks of all stripes are shaken by current events and are wondering what to do. I would strongly encourage every creator to channel their feelings into art. Stories are a way we can empathize with those who do not look or think the way we do. It’s away to turn negative emotions into something positive.
I would remind everyone that the superhero genre was born from a time of economic depression and political upheaval. It’s up to the next generation of storytellers to create new heroes and genres that can help us imagine and aspire to a better world.