O Vigilante

O Vigilante

No one wants to believe that they live next to an overwhelming evil. Conflicts with your neighbor are a universally accepted struggle, but only up to a certain threshold of deplorability. In O Vigilante, a feeling of evil is palatable among the population of a proverbial village, but spectators merely watch from the sidelines under the excuse of merely minding their own business. This coping method of burying your head in the sand in the wake of extremely vile behavior is only further exacerbated by the crushing socio-economic conditions that leave a community with no recourse in the event that they wanted to do something about it. How far must a community be collectively pushed before they can no longer ignore repeated casual atrocities occurring right outside the place they lay their heads?

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