How does something like Astroworld happen?
Travis Scott refused to stop, his team was communicated with
By the event staff and security, he kept going because
How amped, how crazy, how extra
The show is, is what matters more to people
Than whether or not they live through it.
This is not an attitude
Our society learned going to concerts —
This is an attitude learned
As a side effect of so, so many other things.
The same thing that makes Black deaths less newsworthy, the same reason
Native demands and protests are seen as
Savagery— the money, the power, is
The perspective that matters
Anyone who can’t keep up is
Left in the dirt, even if it’s a
10 year old fortniter
Why did Astroworld happen?
Same reason people don’t get vaccinated.
Same reason people speed drunkenly
Same reason people vote for things
Like a wall, vote for things like
Taking away healthcare, vote for things like
Making trans kids illegal—
They don’t give a shit
About anybody but themselves
And if you dare try to care about
A cause of some sort—
You better turn it into a business
Or some sort of side show, and
If it doesn’t succeed or do well—
It isn’t because not all things
Have capital, it’s because
You’re an idiot, who deserved
To be left in the dirt.
No worries though—
When you’re dead
They’ll publish everything and start
Auctioning off your bones, just the same way
Are almost certainly going to be
What does it say about us as a society
That we don’t even need a terrorist
To have a mass casualty?
This was a crowd killing a crowd,
Society killing itself.