In truth, I’ve always disliked the connotation of the word ‘Manifesto’. It always seems so political and pretentious.
That being said, I do like the word… perhaps I’m also political and pretentious…
So, here follows the manifesto of an aspiring graphics monkey, and cultural abnormality known as Sam Warriner.
“[…]I’m here to ask you a question. Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow? “No,” says the man in Washington, “it belongs to the poor.” “No,” says the man in the Vatican, “it belongs to God.” “No,” says the man in Moscow, “it belongs to everyone.” I rejected those answers; instead, I chose something different. I chose the impossible…” – Andrew Ryan, Bioshock
Above all things, freedom of speech should be upheld – regardless of it’s context, it’s content and it’s medium, free speech should be expressed in order to form a truly progressive and modern society. Extreme action on any of these beliefs should however, be discouraged, in an attempt to curb any public outcry. Vocal outcries should be expressed, freely.
The ability of self-expression should also be upheld, so long as it never brings actual harm to others – this doesn’t include acting out acts of pain, so long as no one actually gets harmed.
With all this mentioned, included with these ideals, critical thinking should also be used and encouraged as much as possible – to create a smarter society and one more deserving of the freedom which they would now possess.