Monthly Music Monday: “Reagan” by Killer Mike

I don’t remember where I found this, but what captured my mind was the combination of the music and the animation. It’s a beautiful, disturbing video even without the rap laying out a horrifying view of the world. The quotes from Reagan, especially, are intensely disturbing, how words can be spun so far out of what we think of as “meaning.”

Why is it that artists dealing with politics interest me so much? I was going to say recently, but it feels like forever, long before I read The Gulag Archipelago, back when I was simply trying to decide how my own art (poetry/fiction/plays/essays) could and/or should try to influence the world. I’m still floundering. I wonder if it ever stops.

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