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A few thoughts on bigotry, otherness and the rotting meat pile.


I guess, if someone shoots a group of people, a large number of victims, in a situation like the recent Las Vegas shooting, where there was no warning, no idea, no way to prepare, nothing you could have done about it yourself, as a person in the crowd – there's an understandable desire to separate from the kind of people who do this mass murder. You want to keep them somewhere away, but of course they're white, American, there's no other place to put them.

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen considers that violent other, always lurking, violent and all other-like, in the imagination of the president, or the memories of baby rats, or in a Las Vegas hotel room, threatening to send us to the only place we, and the other, and all the others can finally be as one - the giant, inevitable meat-pile of death.

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Jeff Dorchen

Jeff is a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, fiction writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter. He's been a playwright, songwriter, and performer with Chicago's Theater Oobleck since 1988, a writer and actor with Red Baron Films since 2000, and a contributor to This Is Hell! since 1996. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


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