Those of us who have fallen prey to the decadent, exploitative, prison industrial complex do not have the option of distracting ourselves from our problems. There is no refuge, no safe harbour, no gadget to lose oneself in. We either deal with it or it deals with us.
Thus, some of us write, we expose our hearts and souls in a very real way to a world that is often hostile. We do so from within this system which has criminalized almost all forms of free expression in order to maintain its process of dehumanization of those it seeks to enslave and exploit. Namely the poor and the marginalized.
We write rather then carry around the weight of our issues and problems. we vent thus rather than allow our negative emotions the opportunity to effect and infect those we care for and struggle along side.
Yes, in spite of the states self serving narrative, we are still human beings and as such we have bad days. On those days our writing may be negative or hostile. They may cause some offence. However, a negative poem or essay does not a bad person make. These expressions are cathartic and help us heal. Rather then seek to censor a writer with whom we disagree we should reach out and express how their writings made us feel. Maybe then we can find a common ground from which to transform ourselves and our society in a positive way.