Can I Dismantle the Military–Industrial Complex with Whimsy?

I don’t see why not, but I also don’t see how.

I went to a talk about imagining peace in a time of war and it stuck with me. Either this guy or this one argued that if you’re interested in social justice and better-world building (as opposed to better world-building, a more professional obsession I have) you get the most bang for your buck by focusing on the military–industrial complex. Working with organizations like 826 and reading GOOD magazine has convinced me that engaging people with whimsy and joy is more effective than preaching or protesting.

I’m not sure what that looks like, but I think it’s something like Stockpile Designs, which makes furniture and lamps out of decommissioned bombs, but further upstream in the bomb creation-decommission process.







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