That Heineken Ad Isn’t Sweet; It’s Dangerous
Mirah Curzer

I’m torn. I really do agree with a lot of what you’re saying but I admit I found the ad powerful. I very much agree with what you said about the parties not being on equal footing, and that the idea that hate and human existence being on the same level is not a thing. Hate is not a differing opinion; it’s just wrong.

But I guess it makes me think of what changed minds during the civil Rights movement. Things are so divided that it feels like our choices are 1) War or 2) Understanding.

I feel kind of dirty thinking of “understanding” someone who hates but I do think that it is exposure that will make these bigots change their mind.

So, are we ready for war? Not a cold war, but a real WAR? Or do we try to encourage understanding and change minds first, even if it’s not fair that we have to do so?

Like I said, I don’t have the answers. But I think these are important questions to ask.

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