Maybe the biggest cruelty of all is that, in spite of King’s very public suffering, the things that happened to him continue every day in the United States.
Like The Wire, The Killing hints at the ways in which privilege and power so often determine who gets punished for any given crime and who goes free.
It would be nice to think that Trayvon Martin’s death is something that has never happened before and could never happen again. Unfortunately, that’s just not true when it comes to being black and male in America.
“This is the second time I have fought for my country,” a marine declared. “But it’s the first time I’ve known my enemy.”
“The Pot Republic” highlights the regulatory issues California faces, operating within a nation that bans the cultivation of marijuana and struggling to cope with increasing numbers of growers, some of whom work on an industrial scale.
Viewers have been promised a very dark season for Walt, and it’s clear that Breaking Bad means to follow through in hallmark style.
I have to wonder why our reaction to the actions of desperate protesters is so much greater than our reaction to the continuing violence perpetrated by societies.
Parents were not informed. Consent was not given. Informed consent was non-existent.
In Canada, cars turned over in the street and public violence are a sign of a Stanley Cup loss, not a part of social commentary.
Priests have greater access to boys.