Brad Will died on a dusty street in Oaxaca, Mexico, while documenting a peasant revolt against the Mexican government. It seems like Brad Will was always in the middle of a protest or revolt in some form or another, because Brad Will was one angry motherfucker.
Brad Will would travel from country to country and city to city, agitating against powerful governments and institutions. According to Rolling Stone Magazine, he was one of A-merry-ca's 50 most dangerous anarchist. The government hated his white ass (he was on every watch list imaginable), and ABC News put his mug on the evening news to warn other anarchist to stay away from the Republican National Convention in 2004.
This young white boy from an affluent suburban Chicago family (his father was a Yalie) was ready for a revolution. He had been to countries like Venezuela, Brazil, and Argentina to help poor people organize against their governments. It was just such a protest taking place down in Mexico when he decided to go down there and film it all. Ironically, he ended up filming his own death and thanks to You Tube and other such outlets, it's what he will be most remembered for. After all the revolutionary shit he had done in his life, filming himself getting a bullet to the chest from the gun of a Mexican death squad member, is how most people will come to know the name Brad Will.
No one knew where Brad Will's anger came from. Lord knows he didn't have to be. Brad Will, with his Ozzie and Harriet upbringing and his bucolic surroundings, was just another rich suburban white kid living in A-merry-ca, pursuing happiness and the A-merry-can dream. But Brad Will saw the bigger picture, he saw the world for what it really was; a stacked deck against poor and disenfranchised people. People who have no voice or shot at changing their circumstances. So anarchy was his answer. Disrupt, and destroy. Tear down everything the rich and powerful built up, and screw them all.
Brad Will, you are my fucking hero!
HT Rolling Stone Magazine.