The Rockets’ Red Glare

Examining a birthright of violence

LaDonna Witmer
8 min readDec 2, 2023

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I’ve never been one for violence.

As a kid, my media intake was decidedly PG, but I still lost my shit over the sound of gunshots and trauma of mother murder in both Bambi and The Fox and the Hound, and then there was the heartbreak of Dumbo’s mother singing lullabies behind bars.

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