Ah, it's open season here my friendIt always is; it always has beenWelcome, welcome to the U.S.A.We're partying fools in the autumn of our heydayAnd though we're running out of everythingWe can't afford to quitBefore this binge is overWe've got to squeeze off one more hitWe're workin' itWorkin' itSoon you will be dancing face-to-faceWith the limits of ambition and the scars of the marketplaceWelcome to the land of flame and fizzWhere you will learn that packaging is all that heaven isWe got the little black car, the little black dressGot the guru, the trainer, the full court pressWe got the software, hard drive, CD-ROMWe got the exploitation.comWe got the pager, cell phone, bootleg methaqualoneThe media, the message: you are what you ownWe got the agent, lawyer, lapdog, voyeurTalk show, book deal, round mouth, square mealWe're so busy covering our asses, we just can't commit“Oh, back off, don't bother me, babyCan't you see I'm workin' it”Workin' itIt's plain to see Miss Liberty has not yet come of ageBut, she loves to feed the animals as long as they're locked up in the cageAnd everybody knows the girl's got balls of brassAw, kiss my ass(Solo)We've got a whole new class of opiatesTo blunt the stench of discontentIn these corporation nation-statesWhere the loudest live to trample on the leastThey say it's just the predatory nature of the beastBut, the barons in the balcony are laughingAnd pointing to the pitThey say, “Aw look, they've grown accustomed to the smellNow, people love that shitAnd we're workin' it.”Workin' itWe got the short-term gain, the long-term messWe got the suffocating, quarterly consciousnessYes man, run like a thiefNew York to Hollywood, hype and glorySpecial effects, no storyYes man, run like a thiefWorkin' itWorkin' itWell, you don't know who the enemy isYou don't knowYou don't know who the enemy isCompany man“Eight for me, one for you”(Workin' it)“Very fair”Business as usual, business as usual
:: STAND :: avec en ordre d’apparition… Martin Luther King en prison, la police anti-émeute, Guy Fawks, MLK, Mohamed Ali, John Lennon, Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Timothy Leary, Bob Marley, Gandhi, le lanceur de soulier irakien, W Bush & Nouri al-Maliki, Che Guevara, Malcom X, policier & black ‘going down swigging’, bonze Vietnamien, le passant de Tiananmen Square, Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock , Joe Strummer, Zack de La Rocha/RATM, Mandela, Public Ennemy, Iraqiens assassinés de wikileaks, punks, James Brown, Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, Sly Stone, Gil Scott-Heron, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Notorious B.I.G & Tupac, Jeff Beck, Nina Simone, Bono, hippie & draft dodger, Tommie Smith & John Carlos, émeutes Stonewall, Howard Zinn, Gore Vidal, Morpheus, Neo & agent Smith, Robin Williams dans Dead Poets Society, Noam Chomsky, étudiants rebelles, Iranianiens, police anti-émeutes, manifestants pacifistes, le prof dans ‘The Wall’, party de rue, Will I Am, printemps arabe & (MANQUE D'ESPACE ;)
UNE SIMPLE CHANSON D'AMOUR TORDUE DÉTOURNÉE DE SON SENS PREMIER VIA L,EXTRAORDINAIRE TRAVAIL DE BANSKY AFIN D'ABOUTIR SUR LE SUJET PLUS SCABREUX DE L'ABUS DES MASSES ET PLUS SPÉCIFIQUEMENT DES ENFANTS...
"De toutes les formes de la tyrannie la moins attrayante et la plus vulgaire est la tyrannie de la richesse, la tyrannie de la ploutocratie" - John Pierpont Morgan"L'essence de la domination oligarchique n'est pas l'héritage père/fils, mais la persistance d'une certaine vision du monde et un certain mode de vie. Une classe dirigeante demeure une classe dirigeante aussi longtemps qu'elle peut nommer ses successeurs. Qui exerce le pouvoir n'est pas important, à condition que la structure hiérarchique demeure toujours la même. " - George Orwell, 1984"Comment amener les gens à voter et réellement penser contre leurs intérêts est brillant. C'est la classe dirigeante la plus habile que j'ai identifié de l'histoire. Elle y travaille depuis plus de 200 ans. C’est superbe." - Gore Vidal
The American empire has not altered under Barack Obama. It kills as brutally and indiscriminately in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan as it did under George W. Bush. It steals from the U.S. treasury to enrich the corporate elite as rapaciously. It will not give us universal health care, abolish the Bush secrecy laws, end torture or extraordinary rendition, restore habeas corpus or halt the warrantless wiretapping and monitoring of citizens. It will not push through significant environmental reform, regulate Wall Street or end our relationship with private contractors that provide mercenary armies to fight our imperial wars and produce useless and costly weapons systems. - Chris Hedges
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared." - Cicero, 42 B.C.
The audio track was concocted within a week of the events but life being what happens while you are busy making other plans, I never got to whip up the video & eventually though it was passé & kinda forgot about it. But just like 9-11 changed everything, the subprime crime spree created havoc on the economy & keep on giving. After the illegal push for subprime deals Spitzer tried to halt, Wall Street upped the ante & sold these fraudulent turds for triple A gold investment to the unspected international finance community causing a worldwide catastrophe. "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared." - Cicero, 42 B.C. "We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." - Justice Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941) US Supreme Court Justice "It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx Marxism we all can believe in ;)
After $1.3 billion in government contracts and controversy over the killing of innocent Iraqi civilians, Blackwater Worldwide is moving on. The powerful military corporation has no plans to slow down after what has been an extraordinarily profitable decade. "The greatest threat to our world and its peace comes from those who want war, who prepare for it, and who, by holding out vague promises of future peace or by instilling fear of foreign aggression, try to make us accomplices to their plans." - Hermann Hesse
"A people living under the perpetual menace of war and invasion is very easy to govern. It demands no social reforms. It does not haggle over expenditures for armaments and military equipment. It pays without discussion, it ruins itself, and that is an excellent thing for the syndicates of financiers and manufacturers for whom patriotic terrors are an abundant source of gain" - Anatole France A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection — not an invitation for hypnosis." - Umberto Eco
The writers strike is crucial. Its resolution will determine how creative minds will be paid in the future. Intellectual property and publishing rights are sacred in civilized nations. When money is generated, content creators should be compensated. So Big Media & The Man are perverting democracy beyond recognition... Business as usual ! But to have "The Daily Show" & "The Colbert Report" permanently on re-runs...That does it ! "I'm mad as hell & I'm not going to take it anymore" ;) As far as writers go, Gonzo certainly had a way with words ;) "The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason. There's also a negative side. " - Hunter S. Thompson
"America's hegemonic hubris is a sickness. A country that tolerates a war criminal while he openly plans to attack yet another country is definitely not a light unto the world. " - Paul Craig Roberts « Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. » - Thomas Jefferson Ah, the pursuit of happiness ;)
" We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity…" " Politics is the entertainment branch of industry " - Frank Zappa
JIM CROW REVIVED IN CYBERSPACE Florida was the first state to create, computerize and purge lists of allegedly "ineligible" voters. Meant as a reform, in the hands of partisan officials it became a weapon of mass voting rights destruction. www.gregpalast.com
More than 200 million people around the world’s capitals manifested & pleaded for Bush not to invade Irak. They knew the outcome would be disastrous. Intelligence seems to be a plenty outside the CIA. While Bush, Cheney & Rumsfeld hide behind their friend's war & media machine, the sacrificed kids come back home in a box…Eisenhower's farewell address to the nation in1961 warned about this very danger. www.whywefight.com When Bill O’Reilly talks about liberty, it’s about the liberty to shut up ! Weapons of mass destruction, Abramoff & Tom Delay scandals, NSA wiretaps, Halliburton's no bid contracts, Abu Ghraib & Guantanamo Bay torture rooms, Plane affair, Katarina debacle, oil subsides scams, NASA censorship & politicization of PBS, & it goes on & on… Nobody looks good with brown lipstick on. -Frank Zappa