It is not often I will dedicate a post entirely to a piece of media, but this particular piece struck me as meritorious. I am new to the group Darlingside, who based this song on the novel The God of Small Things, but after this music video I will definitely be keeping an eye on them.
I will leave you to NPR’s Bob Boilen’s far more apt description of the band, video, and the song’s background, but I hope you enjoy.
Media coverage of the on-going–and worsening– migrant crisis includes the faces of children. Many of these images are now infamous, and have presented the migrant crisis as the harrowing emergency it is.
Never one to miss a teachable [preachable?] moment, I thought this might be a good opportunity for Cabbage and Caviar to revisit the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
“We may feel genuinely concerned about world conditions, though such a concern should drive us into action and not into a depression.” –Karen Horney, Self-Analysis
On the heels of a mass shooting in Oregon, the death of a little girl over a puppy (when are we charging Daddy, by the way, for keeping a loaded shotgun where his son could access it so easily?), another fatal shooting in Ohio where an 11 year-old fatally shot his brother while target shooting, and the arrest of four students who plotted to “kill as many people as possible” at a California high school, it is an easy time to be despondent over the state of the United States. I cannot discredit young people for resigning themselves to a bleak future where we accept the gunning down of our peers and friends in their places of learning and worship.