…It’s probably getting annoying at this point, but hell — it’s something that needs to be mentioned. When you’re doing creative projects or starting a business, you need to be doing it because you genuinely want to do that work. You have to do it because you are genuinely prepared to get up every day, when you don’t necessarily want to, and push yourself to blast through an almost never ending to-do list.
What concerns me is not just the violence being done to children here, although that concerns me deeply. What concerns me is that this is just one aspect of a kind of infrastructural violence being done to all of us, all of the time, and we’re still struggling to find a way to even talk about it, to describe its mechanisms and its actions and its effects. As I said at the beginning of this essay: this is being done by people and by things and by a combination of things and people. Responsibility for its outcomes is impossible to assign but the damage is very, very real indeed.