The politics of erasure benefit a global political economy of desire and violence. It peddles race, gender, sexuality, class, and nationality for a supposedly better world and life through neocolonial images, means, and social relations. As noted by the Black Eyed Peas, a rap-rock group, “the whole world [is] addicted to the drama [of] things that’ll bring you trauma.” In these brief, two lines, they highlight how contemporary capitalism intersects with desire and security to produce mesmerizing, spectacular possibilities that are intertwined with suffering, hatred, and despair. Consequently, we are diverted from asking “Why?” This chapter amends this lack of attention.