"So what does 'the race of Pablo' mean?" 

I'm glad you asked. Let me explain
In my favorite book "For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway, the main character 
Robert Jordan is working with freedom fighters in Spanish civil war.
Most of the rebels are noble and good, but one is a mean-tempered, vicious drunk named Pablo.
Pablo is only good at one thing: killing. 
The rebels keep him around because he's valuable in a fight,
but he's dangerous and otherwise useless.
At one point, Jordan is discussing the weight of killing another human being with one of the rebel
leaders. This older, wiser man says "With or without God, I think it is a sin to kill.
To take the life of another is to me very grave. I will do it when necessary but I am not of the race of Pablo."
In our cynical culture, it's often difficult to find authentic voices.
To see someone engage the world with open-eyed optimism.
My work is often political, and sometimes disturbing.
I don't do it because I am seeking to get a rise out of people or be a troll, but because
I am compelled by my conscience to speak out and work for a better future.
I create work that tells uncomfortable truths,
but I am not of the race of Pablo.
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