This is America: Donald Glover’s Video is a Gripping Read

This is America: Donald Glover’s Video is a Gripping Read
The clear overall statement here is that we are too busy being distracted by what is shiny, and dancing and right in front of our faces to pay any real attention to what is happening that is destroying us.
A brilliant decomposition of the Donald Glover/Childish Gambino This is America video by Awesomely Luvvie. Video and important pull quotes available below.

In times of great crisis, we create great art. Donald Glover’s video for his latest single This is America is great art. It’s not because it’s trying to be overly subtle to where only art connoisseurs can defuse the meaning. It’s that it trusts us to pick up what it’s dropping, so it drops a lot for us to hold. And I tried to pick it all up, although I’m sure I drop a few. That’s how layered this video is. That’s how textured it is. Childish Gambino (his alias) did a lot and I’m so glad about it.

 

The clear overall statement here is that we are too busy being distracted by what is shiny, and dancing and right in front of our faces to pay any real attention to what is happening that is destroying us.

 

This is America, a country that will fight to the death to maintain people’s rights to own guns, rather than fight for people’s rights to live without constant threat of bullets ripping through their bodies and ending their lives.

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