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PERFECT COMPLICITY IN OUR ACTIVE SHOOTER GLITCH, animation loop, 2014

The United States is a country of fear. Parts of us either fear our government, our neighbors, terrorists, or anyone that is different. For a country that prides itself as a melting pot, parts of our society live in fear of becoming a victim. Our media and political parties are constantly trying to sell us an imaginary threat to our physical being, freedom, property, or way of life. Predicatively, this barrage of misinformation leads to violence, specifically gun violence, the United State’s favorite kind.

There seems to be no limit to the amount of gun violence that will cause any change in the country. When children murder each other in schools there is no real push for change, only an increase in gun sales. When a liberal president is elected, fearful citizens hoard ammunition, then wrongfully blame the government for the self-inflicted ammunition shortage. Perfect Complicity in Our Active Shooter Glitch is a video that makes the viewer a witness to the dizzying gun violence that is destroying any sense of innocence or security in our country. If citizens do not demand change for responsible gun control, are we not complicit in the deaths of all gun violence victims?



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