I don't pretend to understand platforms like Tik Tok, but I sure enjoy seeing what creative young people do with them.
A recent crazy dance video raises the alarm about the very same threats to life on the planet that I'm always on about: U.S. military occupation of land, air, and sea plus climate and other environmental devastation that go with it.
See what a boring sentence that was? Instead, who wouldn't rather watch a zany interpretive dance?
Two things happening here: she's grabbing your attention while also avoiding algorithms that would otherwise suppress this video.— L. Sahara McGirt (@DarthSagaswag) October 12, 2021
Tiktokers also resort to misspelling words on captions, not using captions, playing music & a wide variety of tactics for this stuff.
There were many comments on this Twitter thread, most of them dissing the dance and/or the dancer. I loved both, but at my age I have only a dim understanding of youth culture. So, I consulted an expert.
My three year old granddaughter, who loves dance and hates that bombs get dropped on people's heads, responded: "It's really long."
Thus speaks the youngest generation, who we hope will inherit a liveable planet.
I'll be reporting on plans for a People's Summit panel on the climate harms of militarized space programs during COP26 in Glasgow at this Peace Action Maine webinar on October 30. Register here.