Andrew Scott on ITV’s Lorraine (25/7/2014)
I was waiting for this, thank you so much for posting!
So proud of that loser nerd…. :D
You have to just be at peace with what you are and what you really want to be. Like a lot of people will say, ‘I’m an aspiring artist’ or ‘I’m an aspiring writer’…No, you’re a writer, you’re an artist. If you’re doing that shit everyday, that’s what you are…just own it.
I don’t know if I can…I would love to, but first it’s extremely complicated and it’s difficult to do the topic justice, but more than that, it’s kinda terrifying. If I make a completely impartial video that does not condemn or condone either side, I will literally get death threats from individuals on both sides for not taking their side. I’ll probably get a ton of hate just for answering this ask. I mean, there aren’t bombs dropping on my city, so maybe I should just deal but, yeah…there’s not a lot of good discourse on this topic because both sides are so vehement as to make it feel dangerous to even discuss it.
One of the tragedies of this conflict is that it has been going on for so long now that we have become terrified to even talk about it, or have simply given up talking about it because nobody knows where to begin to solve it. Now and then somebody negotiates a short lived peace between the two parties, but as soon as the euphoria has died down, the accusations and missiles start flying again. Since no lasting solution is ever found, it seems to me that there are too many interests involved in keeping the conflict alive: it generates power and wealth for some influential group (or groups) of people behind the scenes. And as always, the victims are normal civilians who do not want any conflict at all…