ideology as an all too convenient “get out of jail free card.” Agents of the devil would creep into your home, suspend your sense of good will, and force you to commit unspeakable crimes. How’s that for a legal defense? Michelle notes some commonalities between the judicial regressions of the past and today’s religious rhetoric. She sites the hypocritical attitude among many Americans as fodder for social irresponsibility. Environmentalists that don’t recycle and good Christians that condemn homosexuals sit atop her hit list. She’d rather have our societal demons out in the open, not disguised behind highbrow causes and holy crusades.
From an outsider’s point of view, these demons have no part in today’s war of ideals. They have no appetite for the annals of law and politics. They’re content plotting their schemes from a distance. It’s humanity’s drive for redemption that pulls them into the game. Michelle is happy to hold up the mirror of society, revealing the crimes of our past. It’s not just demons we use as scapegoats; anything will do. Whatever faults we find in ourselves, we’re quick to peddle off
Knight - Etching, 2015