You have to use it. Of course, you do. And take that video. Naturally.
The moments were too infuriating to pass up.
And it’s good, what you captured, isn’t it? When you look at the recording again? You know it’s good.
So you take those good, significant moments, and post them.
Because you were shocked and outraged by all or part of what you saw, and you want others to agree, share your reaction, your clip.
And of course they do.
I’m not saying we shouldn’t record injustices, or share them. They need to be exposed. As they always have.
But when others re-post your video, they will likely focus on only the most outrageous, horrific, and sensational parts; and those who follow suit will do the same.
Because we are drawn to shocks and outrages. And we skim…
…unaware of, or simply blind to implied ellipses…
…omissions that might tell a different story.