Red streaks on windows, red streaks on the door. What was the last thing I said to him.
Gray hoodie on the floor. What was the last thing he said.
Bullets pierce gut and bone and support beam.
Handles chalked for finger prints.
SHOOTER WAS “THE DEVIL”
Aquarium burst, the goldfish fell into a cereal bowl.
SHOOTER LEAVES FISH ALIVE
If you aren’t frightened into consuming by the news, you’re an ignorant asshole.
DEAD KILLED BY NON-WHITE SOUNDING NAME IS OUR MAIN STORY TONIGHT – IN OTHER INSIGNIFICANT NEWS, 83% OF MURDERS OF WHITE PEOPLE ARE COMMITTED BY WHITE PEOPLE
Ads, structured on the idea that you consume more when insecure, want to play after the story that highlights the 0.0000001% chance you will be murdered- although, because you are not on the wrong end of a massive goldfish debt, you are part of the zero percent.
UNDERGROUND GOLDFISH RING IS OUR STRANGE STORY OF THE NIGHT!
Names of dead humans are used to define careers and improve sentences on prompters. Let’s go out, nothing like a good murder.
No individual news anchor or expert on underground gambling or any pawn being racist or colonial is smart enough or connected enough to create the whole structure of a game that uses fear to sell, and this calculation of profit based on the assumption that you are an idiot, but still: neither do the soldiers of genocides create the idea of eugenics: they’re keeping it alive. I wonder what he thought, if he had time to think, after the door closed, and water started to pour down his cheek.
Please, mister fish, mister fish, can you fall into that old bowl.
word by Liam Lachance
colour by Monsta
From the author: “Solid arguments don’t rely on the hope that you’re an idiot.
Using news companies to reinforce norms of who is normal and who deserves to die helps to justify the deaths of millions who die every year within Western states of poverty. This is comparable to a genocide: slow deaths by hunger, of health care they cannot afford, and prison sentences they cannot afford to defend – no matter whether innocent, or whether inherent racial bias is written into the law (see, crack vs cocaine prosecutions) – those who are left to rot in cells, streets, in apartment buildings, die for a game.
People deserve to die because, say people who had to dunk on a two foot net instead of a ten foot one (while being shot at), everyone goes through life the same.
The game relies on the hope that those who are not dead (you) are convinced that those who died deserved to die, hoping that the people who are not being targeted do not wake up. This is more clever than the genocides of Hollywood, with signs over camps, because it is done while blaming the dead over a long series of time, and easier to hide, without as many bullets that might offend some of the privileged. (That being said, bullets are also often used with unarmed children.)
Recognize how the shift of ideology on poverty and economics changed during the application of neoliberalism in Western states that instilled the idea that people who die deserved to die because they did not work hard enough.
You deserve more credit than that. They want you to defend their ideas, and embarrass yourself by yelling them out, but they are not yours. Solid arguments do not hope the listener is an idiot.”