Born Free: Monday Evening M.I.A. (A Little Violent But For A Good Cause)

Monday, April 26, 2010

And just in case you were wondering:

With its gruesome violence, brutal subject matter, and grim message, M.I.A.'s "Born Free" video isn't the kind of thing you're ever really prepared to see, though first thing on a Monday morning, it's especially tough to watch.

That doesn't mean, however, that it shouldn't be required viewing. Because "Free," which debuted Monday (April 26) on M.I.A.'s website, depicts the kind of things that most nations — including the U.S., which is portrayed as the aggressor in the clip — often pretend don't happen: the rounding-up of ethnic minorities, the trampling of personal liberties, the bullying of the powerless by those with authority. And it does so in an unflinchingly, unapologetically real way.

Kind of apropos if you think about the previous post huh?

P.S. - The video is a little violent. Not too bad - but just in case you're squeamish I thought I'd let you know. Again.