THE LETTER-WRITING MANIFESTO

Communication is the hallmark of living entities

Sex. Anger. Fear. Power. Subservience.

Needs and emotions of survival.

Communication of ideas is the hallmark of a society.

Writing. Speaking. Imaging.

Needs and emotions of survival.

Communication of meaningful ideas is the hallmark of an advanced and joyful species.

Art. Love.

Needs and emotions of survival.

We, the undersigned, declare a re-appropriation of communication from the forces that have sucked away its life-force, that have made it meaningless and dull, that have commercialized it, that have literalized and misused it, that have divided humanity with it. We declare that we will use communication to create beauty and love amongst our fellow humans. We declare that we require nothing in return but a willingness to listen, to read, to see, and to think.

Joshua Ranger


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