The unbearable unnaturalness of being
The organization DC Vote has put up a documentary movie on its web site called “Un-Natural State.”Â It’s worth the eight minutes.Â (You can also get a teacher’s worksheet because the video apparently complies with Washington ninth grade history and government class standards.)
If you watch this video, you’re going to learn two shocking things.
First, that DC Vote thinks we should rewrite our Constitution so our government can be more like Venezuela’s.
Secondly, thatÂ there is a guy who is the United States Senator for the District.Â I think it is so cute that Washington has a Senator!Â And, he’s a white former New Yorker!
If you do watch it, let me know what you think.Â The best part is when 35 seconds in, the narrator asks, “Are things really as they seem?”Â It’s quite ominous; the shot of birds flying over the head is pure Hitchcock.