capitalism

Your Privilege is a Vampire

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I wonder at what point in the movie

or class-room discussion did the need

to not be laughed at gut our ability to care

about spilled blood

colonialism

capitalism

genocide

of someone who was not who we

were told we were: how many times

did the darker character have to die

first before I learned darker lives were

props; how many pages of Canadian

History did I read before learning

Native lives were mulch; how

many commercials before

the worn lives of workers

seemed necessary

colonialism

capitalism

genocide

to buy her that diamond: at what point did

I

say to the mirror,

I

need to plunge neck chest pelvis

into their blood

I and of my forefathers who,

coming up for air, acknowledged

blood wasn’t made for pools-

colonialism

capitalism

genocide

at what scene in the movie did his resolve

to save the future me crumble; at what

point in our childhood racist jokes did

his intent to reduce our violence rot;

on what homework page did he say

I’m sorry, kid, 

but I  can’t help you anymore

colonialism

capitalism

genocide

 

word by Liam Lachance

colour by Marcus Dénommé

From the author: “The system of privilege sucks blood from many to elevate some – who fail to find meaning in the material rewards, proving that the system of privilege benefits no-one. It’s time for a change.”

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