For much of my adult life the world has felt like it’s been a hairsbreadth from burning entirely.
My outrage has been a constant this whole time and the only things that soothes it even slightly—activism, this art form and the people who practice it well. Art can’t give life back, and it can’t force cops and politicians to behave like human beings. Apparently nothing can. I’m angry every day.
I want justice for George Floyd and everyone else killed by the increasingly militarized white supremacist police force. I want justice. I want our depraved monarch to vanish and take the whole diseased GOP machinery with him. I want my friends who are hurt, who feel like their country is persecuting them, to feel safer in the place they have made their home. I want this time to stop taking from us and start giving us something. Donate to the right causes, speak out, do what you have to to live and survive and feel alive and safe.
To view all of Scout Tafoya’s previous video essays for his The Unloved series, click here