Luca M Damiani
Author-Artist : Kiss&Arrow : "A Kiss to the Way We Are - An Arrow for Direction" - Poetry

Excuse My Ignorance…

'Excuse My Ignorance' Luca M Damiani - Kiss and Arrow 2023 -
'Excuse My Ignorance...' Luca M Damiani - Kiss&Arrow 2023 -

Excuse my ignorance.


I have a question

for all the artists, academics and intellectuals

I know

that are marching


without acknowledging

that Hamas are terrorists.


And because they told me

that I need to “educate myself”,

I then just want to ask for their help

as I am feeling

so ignorant

and I just cannot understand.


So, I ask them

why they don’t think

that Hamas’s political charter and aim

to “kill all the jews and destroy the State of Israel”

is not anti-semitic?


I ask them

why it is acceptable for them to march

openly singing “From the River to the Sea”

which means “Death to all of Israel”,

and why that isn’t

a clear call for genocide?


I ask them

why they call about “stopping western colonisation”

whilst they are westerners themselves

in their westerners’ universities

and westerner’s freedoms

telling (from their westerner perspective)

what Israel or Palestine should be?


I also ask them other questions


on these three

I still have

no answers.


About the Author
Luca M Dami­ani is an Artist, Author and Uni­ver­si­ty Fel­low, focus­ing his ongo­ing cre­ative prac­tice and research on diversity, dis­abil­i­ty, neu­roscience, men­tal health and nature. His work also crosses over with human rights and social design. Luca has a neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­abil­i­ty (52% impair­ment of cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem func­tion) and has had var­i­ous visu­al art books and aca­d­e­m­ic arti­cles pub­lished, as well as being exhib­it­ed inter­na­tion­al­ly. Luca has worked and col­lab­o­rat­ed with insti­tu­tions such as BMJ Med­ical Human­i­ties, Mozil­la, Amnesty Inter­na­tion­al, BBC, Sci­ence Gallery, Com­put­er Arts Soci­ety, Dis­ney, Uni­ver­si­ty of the Arts Lon­don, Yale Uni­ver­si­ty, Jewish Book Council, TATE, V&A and more.
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