By Dave B.
I had never heard of Derren Brown before a few days ago, but apparently he’s a world-famous mentalist and illusionist. Seeing as how neither of those activities particularly appeals to me, it’s not surprising that I had never heard of Brown. But as will sometimes happen, a preview on Netflix caught my attention. That preview was for the Netflix Original program Derren Brown: Sacrifice. The premise of the 49 minute special is that Brown will make an “ordinary person” (in this specific case, Phil, a white American male from Florida who’s a bigot) willingly take a bullet for not a complete stranger, but one who is an undocumented immigrant, a group of people that Phil is particularly biased against . I couldn’t help myself. I wanted to see what this was all about and I’m (mostly) glad that I did.
I have no clue what I'm doing, but I'll keep doing whatever it is to the best of my ability.