This is America: The Beauty of Being Late

A crack at this “overnight cultural phenomenon.”

Source: YouTube

Yes, it’s a powerful song, but it’s not some nonpareil, miracle form of art.

He’s film-minded.

Symbolism

“Today, we just use other, more advanced forms.”

Hmmm, I wonder if that’s saying anything?

The dancers move simultaneously with the chaos — ignoring what’s really happening, infatuated by Glover.

“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.

Revelation 6:8 King James Version

It’s a f*cking blinded apocalypse.

Above all, it’s the creative cinematic nature of the video. The performance is scatterbrained, quirky, and surprisingly intriguing.

The Big Picture

“This is America” is a visually pleasing depiction of the pitfalls within American society we still deal with.

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I write to think and organize my ideas. I like psychology, philosophy, and physiology—all the "phy" words. Em dashes are my specialty. Not an expert.*

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Alec Zaffiro

I write to think and organize my ideas. I like psychology, philosophy, and physiology—all the "phy" words. Em dashes are my specialty. Not an expert.*