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This is Water

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This is Water from Patrick Buckley on Vimeo.

One of the few to get quickly added to the Permanent Collection. The owner is being a bit of a stickler about distribution (that ship sailed as soon as you posted it to Vimeo), so I highly suggest clicking the link to see it. Reading the transcript of the full, unedited speech is also completely worth the effort.

People simply empty out

And what hurts is the steadily diminishing humanity of those fighting to hold jobs they don’t want but fear the alternative worse. People simply empty out. They are bodies with fearful and obedient minds. The color leaves the eye. The voice becomes ugly. And the body. The hair. The fingernails. The shoes. Everything does.

As a young man I could not believe that people could give their lives over to those conditions. As an old man, I still can’t believe it. What do they do it for? Sex? TV? An automobile on monthly payments? Or children? Children who are just going to do the same things that they did?
Charles Bukowski, People simply empty out