Monday, June 05, 2023

Death Is, Like, A Big Deal, Man

Fleshing this out a bit, I'm not saying it seems (to me) that people were less likely to cheer on cops murdering black people or vigilante justice or bombing the shit out of Those People Over There.  Support for racist violence, as an example, is clearly nothing new.

It is more just a breezy dismissal, that deaths barely even matter.  When Jordan Neely was killed on the subway, his death was largely abstract.  The usual assholes thought he deserved it, but also his death was discussed as if it was a plot point in a story, or more fodder for an ongoing debate.

A person died!