Snuff Film

Call out the instigators; because there’s something in the air. We got to get together sooner or later; because the revolution’s here”.Thunderclap Newman

It is illegal to watch a snuff film because the consumer of the product is essential to its production and as a result would be complicit in murder. Yet when I pay my cable TV bill this month I will have participated, as we all did, unknowingly, in the funding and result of the Eric Garner snuff film. The subtlety of the postmortem lynching of Micheal Brown, the heinous act of dehumanizing the deceased; pales in the face of this latest outrage; making us all involved in an illegal and immoral act. The politicians, clergy and civic leaders who spoon feed us the latest version of cool-out stoicism should recall; had Martin not been able to point over his shoulder so LBJ could see the alternative; Malcolm, Rap, Huey and Stokely and infer “you can deal with me or deal with them”; The Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Acts of the 1960’s may well never have occurred. The spontaneous outpouring of this new vanguard of our rainbow nation into the streets of many American cities and towns makes me proud again to be American and brings hope to all who follow, that yes; we can.


About circusinpurgatory
Nick Masesso Jr’s fictionalized short stories, poetry and prose have been published in the Starry Night Review, Elegant Thorn Review, Language and and Vagabond Press; the Battered Suitcase. His latest book “Armor of Innocence” and first book “Walking the Midway in Purgatory, a Journal” are available on-line and through bookstores.

One Response to Snuff Film

  1. James Mcfarland says:

    Nicely written, oblivious to snuff film and its content, a knock against the reader, not the writer.

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