Burning at the Stake
BURNING AT THE STAKE
Burning at the Stake is from the American Cockroach video series. No roaches were harmed in the making of this video.
“Almost everything we know or believe about cockroaches is exaggerated. ‘Cockroach!’ The word itself has become an insult in every language as people heap easy abuse on anything alien. When faced with any such social quandary, humans instinctively distance themselves from its source. We rush to put as much space as possible between us and whatever it is that has made us feel so uncomfortable. And, more often than not, we stack the deck in our favor by dehumanizing our adversaries. Once that ploy has been put into play, anything goes. It is us against them, and in such conflict, truth and reason are the first casualties.”Lyall Watson – Essay for American Cockroach (Aperture)