This is America: The Beauty of Being Late

A crack at this “overnight cultural phenomenon.”

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

Song Sucks, Video is Everything

Symbolism

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

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

It’s a f*cking blinded apocalypse.

Why all the commotion?

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.

Bored, uneducated, homeless — em dashes are my specialty. I write what I see, think, and feel. That’s it.