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Uglier Americans

by Demons_USA

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The separation of families at the border, and the policies that underscore recent activities targeting families from Mexico, Central and South America, and US citizens is completely backwards and unquestionably cruel. Immigration policies and the inhumane treatment of people of all ages demands a response - any action that can help thwart or slow down what is happening. This song is was motivated by an attempt to critique the gap between immediacy and reflection - the immediacy and urgency for those threatened by these policies versus the reflective and abstract media commentary and discourse that privileged people (like us) engage in and respond to earnestly. There are no shortage of obstacles and cynicism that can undermine good intentions, but anything we can do - even the smallest act - is a positive step forward.

We chose RAICES because of its focus on education, the affordable legal assistance provided to those impacted by illegal and unjust raids, and opportunities for involvement from those interested in helping. Awareness is important, but the legal needs of those in targeted areas are urgent and we wanted to focus our efforts there.



Frozen hooves dragging brown kids through tent camps in Tornillo
A fresh red washed from a 2nd blue suit stained, just doing his job (again)
Thanks for that insight “it’s Orwell and Atwood”
A commentary from vox with a poignant quote from the mayor of South Bend

3000 words from a liberal think tank for a November strategy.
A new grave yard for each new parade but “let’s all stay calm and not alienate.”

Virtue and respectability in service of the antithesis.
Fashionable white hatred and objective profiles in the NYT,
POC shot down while we feign anger over a lack of civility

A justified anger we need and still useless, poetic and impotent
The margins crowd and the center grows louder with uglier Americans


released July 30, 2019
Song written and produced by Demons
Engineered by Jonathan Anderson
Recorded at the For Stage Warehouse



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