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Who hold that pass key now? Who are these actors upon your stage? Who speaks for Main Street and falling wages? Democrats? What Democrats? The rate of home ownership is falling and will soon be below that of Europe, the lowest level since the last Great Depression. Do you think that it is an accident? Really? Wages, benefits and property ownership all magically fall while wealth and power correspondingly coalesce?

"Of course, Socialism is violently denounced by the capitalist press and by all the brood of subsidized contributors to magazine literature, but this only confirms the view that the advance of Socialism is very properly recognized by the capitalist class as the one cloud upon the horizon which portends an end to the system in which they have waxed fat, insolent and despotic through the exploitation of their countless wage-working slaves." Eugene Debs

The powerful through media ownership have created a stage play, call it the American Scene or Uncle Tom's Cabin. Call it Karn Evil 9, it is a show and this is show business. Where the good guys and bad guys all work for the same guys. Where change is a slogan and hope is new and improved but where old man river just keeps on rolling. They lead you with a carrot and hit you with a stick, they let you fill in the blanks but they decide the questions.

Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh? A dog barks, a bird chirps,  the cat howls. Does their message matter? Not hardly. What matters is that the well being of the people of the nation is being disregarded. Their homes are being taken from them, their opportunities are being diminished and their children's futures are darkened. This is not an act of god but an act of man and so can be reversed by men and women. Like Winston Smith or John the Barbarian you must understand who is actually in charge and in doing so begin to understand the true nature of good and evil.

"Ten thousand times has the labor movement stumbled and fallen and bruised itself, and risen again; been seized by the throat and choked and clubbed into insensibility; enjoined by courts, assaulted by thugs, charged by the militia, shot down by regulars, traduced by the press, frowned upon by public opinion, deceived by politicians, threatened by priests, repudiated by renegades, preyed upon by grafters, infested by spies, deserted by cowards, betrayed by traitors, bled by leeches, and sold out by leaders, but notwithstanding all this, and all these, it is today the most vital and potential power this planet has ever known, and its historic mission of emancipating the workers of the world from the thraldom of the ages is as certain of ultimate realization as is the setting of the sun." Eugene V. Debs


Don't want to be an American idiot.
Don't want a nation under the new media
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind f*ck America.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Where everything isn't meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow.
For that's enough to argue.

Well maybe I'm the f*ggot America.
I'm not a part of a redneck agenda.
Now everybody do the propaganda.
And sing along to the age of paranoia.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Where everything isn't meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow.
For that's enough to argue.

Don't want to be an American idiot.
One nation controlled by the media.
Information age of hysteria.
It's calling out to idiot America.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Where everything isn't meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow.
For that's enough to argue.
 
B. J. Armstrong

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