An "incompat" (pronounced "income pat") is a film, story or some other work of art that is designed to weaken stereotypes.

For example, if the "Yellow Jerseys" think the "Blue Jerseys" are all lazy, a film maker could tell a story about a hard-working Blue Jersey. A Blue Jersey can't be both lazy and hard working at the same time! The images are incompatible with each other! Something's got to give! If the film maker has been subtle enough to attract Yellow Jersey viewers and has told an honest and persuasive story, the "something that gives" will be the stereotype.

Unfortunately, unenlightened artists can accomplish just the opposite - they can strengthen stereotypes. Let's not look for beauty in hatred. Let's support our "incompat artists".

 


The "incompat" is only one of the three tools that "active pacifists" use to change society through nonviolence (as described in the story "Aren't We the Lucky Ones" by Secretary Michael). The other tools are the "Genocide Slide" and the "Fountain-Flush".