Kill off the Writers

Kill off the Writers

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The other day I was hanging out with my friend JulieVW and she shared this thought:

If you want to control a revolution, kill off the writers.

(Unless I hear differently, I’m going to attribute this thought to her.)

FWIW, I *do* stand with the writers strike, and believe they deserve to be better compensated for their craft. That said, I don’t believe many of them are writing anything revolutionary. Rather, I’m afraid we don’t have any revolutions right now, because our (the Big Our) writers have died off.

What does this mean?