Whenever I hear that weasel word, I can’t help but think of this.
And surely, there is no such thing as a community, if we’re all One? Like the Borg.
Why does one group get to freely associate or not, freely express or not?
It’s an unusual usage, tensions. Tensions can only build, they never dissipate.
I find it odd they don’t choose a more typically PC word because conflict is shorter lived.
Tensions last centuries.
The interesting thing about IB, of all Tarantino’s films (yes, critic mode, sorry)
it goes to show that a manhunt is more psychological than physical, in both attack and defense.
Illuminating one question that preys on the mind.
Why does Diversity + Proximity = War?
If you left many types of bird in a large field, they’d slowly pick one another off. They’d steal food, cannibalize, wait until the longer sleepers were sleeping. They’d take advantage of psychological differences and temporary power, the upper hand. If they can predict you, you’re dead. Stereotypes can damage in the same way.
I was watching a show the other day, it covered Manchester Police. The man in charge was so proud of himself as he gave orders to round up a small protest like cattle, with the excuse of “it might provoke tensions”. Like saying to a rape victim, they were asking for it.
After a little feedback from the scene, he said “I don’t care how peaceful they are.”
And that’s that.
This was the show, I didn’t get the episode.
You can move as a group, like a flock of birds. However, humans are a little more complex. We move in ideological flocks, infinitely more precious than standing in a town centre for an hour and then going home, doing the exact same things – nothing – the rest of the month.