And it saddens me like televised casualties

from Aesop Rock – Float Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Violence in the media has become a serious issue pertaining to free speech and the psychological effect it can have on our children. It is said that by the age of 18, the average American will have seen 200,000 acts of violence on television alone.

Another aspect of this line relates to Aesop’s overall theme of the inherent evil in humans. People fiend for obscene & violent content on the news in the same way a person can not look away from a car wreck.

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