“Grab ’em by the pussy” said the President of the USA. Wow. (But Hillary’s a corrupt monster so it was Godzilla vs Mothra from the start)
Election results. Business as usual. We have always been ruled by racist, sexist thieves and liars. It’s that way in England too, we’ve just been a little more quiet about it until Brexit gave some of them balls which public opinion soon neutered. They’re still out there.
Well it was monster vs monster, Godzilla vs Mothra, outward racist and pussy grabber vs closet racist and possible Satanic corporate whore so there was never a happy ending if you bought into that story at all. I didn’t. However now you know how many Americans would vote for someone who publicly held those fascist views rather than just how many Americans would be tricked into voting for someone who secretly holds those fascist views. So that’s a win for disclosure and honesty at the very least.
But for the most part, business as usual. I’m not even sure Trump wanted to be President, he walked up to that podium like “really?”
I mean anyone who knows a little about this election knows Trump is quite possibly insane, said “I just grab em by the pussy,” and claimed he’d build a wall to keep out the Mexican immigrants. But anyone who knows more about this election knows Hillary was behind her husband on policies that disproportionately locked black people up, voted against gay rights, is up for war with China, Russia and whoever, has several federal cases due to her general corruption and lies, lies, lies.
But she’s a politician. For some weird reason WE EXPECT OUR POLITICIANS TO LIE. Why do we do that? I don’t expect my bus driver to lie. Or a teacher. Or a dentist. Why is it okay that the people who run our nations are known liars? How does that change? A lying politician is… business as usual.
Instead of asking who should win perhaps people should have been asking “why is this our only choice?” I mean, in a country with millions of people, some of them brilliant, the best we can come up with is a reality TV star WITH NO POLITICAL EXPERIENCE and a woman with federal cases (who may or may not also be a Satanic pedo, but aren’t they all)? David Icke must be writing “I told you so” on all the facebook walls he can find by now.
People ignoring articles that say Hillary used money from an aid charity to pay for a wedding. Ignoring the fact that she wants war, that’s thousands of lives on the line. Ignoring her history of not supporting gay rights. Ignoring the truth because it’s ugly and at least she hasn’t been as obviously dark-side as Trump. Really? We’re still in this duality game? It’s either him or her so I’m taking her? Really? Not asking “why is it only those two now”? Heard of Jill Stein? Of course most people haven’t, because we only know what the mainstream media wants us to know which is – business as usual.
Even Alex Jones barely mentioned Jill Stein and only mentioned Bernie Sanders when he became a target for supporting Hillary. The so-called alternative media was often as shallow and one-sided as the mainstream media.
So, at least the activists know what the problem is now. So, at least the rest of the world know how easily manipulated America is. But I don’t see England demanding proportional representation so we have more than two choices either, I just see England voting for people who take our rights away. We can’t act superior when we didn’t even vote for Theresa May and we have to sit with whatever decisions she makes cos we DID VOTE FOR DAVID CAMERON. I still remember the discussions I had with pro-Cameron people. They didn’t believe that he was a cold hearted liar who doesn’t care about old people, young people, gay people, poor people or people in general. They thought he would deliver his promises. Enjoy free health care and benefits while you can. Activists have ALWAYS known what the problem was. They call us crazy until they threaten to give the NHS to companies the Tories have shares in or until the e-mails proving Hillary Clinton was colluding with the media come out then we say “I told you so” and they say “yeah, you were right”, then we say “let’s do something about it” and they say “yeah, but it’s cold outside and I want to watch the football.” Business as usual.
…what an amazing time we live in… perhaps we should have rebelled when the Tories threatened to give our NHS to corporations they have shares in. I have no faith in humanity’s ability to point it’s anger in the right direction. Trump blamed Mexicans, Farage and Cameron blamed European immigrants and this moronic planet ate it all up. Meanwhile the bankers and politicians get rich while thousands of fuckwits chant “America” and thousands of English people look down at America as if we’re any better. Theresa May doesn’t care for immigrants or lesbians any more than Trump does (and we didn’t even get to vote for her) and Hillary is probably just as racist and prejudiced so why we’re so outraged that the most honest asshole out of the assholes got elected is the big question here to be honest. Hillary voted against gay rights in the past and the Clinton regime locked up more black people than ever before. Maybe we should have been armed with torches and pitchforks years ago but the election result today just proves how stupid and racist a large part of America always has been. We in England are not much better.
Business as usual. We have always been ruled by racist, sexist thieves and liars. Occasionally we get a woman who can’t wait to prove she’s just as ruthless as the men. I will continue telling people we are ruled by thieves and liars until that changes. Business as usual.
Okay, that’s the business as usual part over (for now.) I’m done whinging, do we have solutions? Well in order to have an answer we need to know the question…
Is America full of racists, or is it just full of easily manipulated people who blamed money problems on Mexican immigrants instead of bankers and politicians?
Is England full of racists, or is it just full of easily manipulated people who blamed money problems on European immigrants instead of bankers and politicians?
You think an election makes that much difference? Obama didn’t close Guantanamo Bay did he? That was in his election campaign.
The people REALLY in charge are still in charge, were in charge before the election and will be after. Most of the easily manipulated here will vote for whoever The Sun tells them to vote for.
The problem is too many people are easily manipulated. All I want are answers to that question – how do we empower people to be less easily manipulated?
If you can’t answer that – relax. I’ll be making music and spreading love but warn me if you start a violent revolution – so I can get the hell out the country and make music and spread love somewhere not having a civil war.
Zen saying. Before enlightenment – chop wood and fetch water. After enlightenment – chop wood and fetch water.
Kev saying. Before election – make music, spread love. After election – make music, spread love (and also make love and spread music)
I will never make enough music talking about the political system or the banking system to change everybody’s mind and get them to change the world banking system or give us actual proportional representation in elections. I will never write enough blog posts. I will never post enough facebook statuses.
People will see the symptoms. They will see war. They will see famine. They will see how hard it is to find a job.
But will they get to the roots of the problem? Will they change the monetary system or the political system so the vast abundance on this planet gets shared?
Or will they listen to more fun music and read more fun articles and blame immigrants, and whoever The Sun and the politicians tell them to blame?
If I had a billion pounds for ad campaigns about banks and politicians, billboards, television, and to promote music and books on the subject – it would still be a boring subject.
I am surrounded by good people who care, and for that I am grateful. But beyond that circle of legends and lovelies I’m surrounded by people who either voted for Trump (or would have) or people who don’t realise Hillary Clinton would have been up for World War 3 next week. People who happily accept the narrative weve been given, “it’s a two party system, these are your choices.” Fuck that, fuck this, fuck them.
I accept nothing. None of this at all. I didn’t ask for these leaders, I didn’t ask for these laws and I didn’t ask for my birth certificate. I didn’t draw a single line on a single border and nobody asked me. Nobody asked ANY of us if we wanted to be led by Theresa May. I don’t know if I’m lucky that I can see the bullshit for the bullshit or if I’m cursed. Well I’m cursed if I let it upset me. This is the way it’s always been, at least I’m surrounded by good people who care, and for that I am grateful.
ps Addendum 2
Okay. I could get depressed. Actually not cos Trump won. But because sssooo many manipulated people think something has changed, think Hillary isn’t also a corrupt monster, and because sssooo many manipulated people blamed EU immigrants here in England the same way they blamed Mexicans in the USA and people can’t see the games being played. It all seems so damn obvious to me. We are always led by thieves and liars and we only get two thieving liars to choose from. Think bigger, the whole system is corrupt and unworkable, this is not the best we can come up with.
Okay, banking and politics are boring. So of course people would rather watch sports and soap operas than find out for sure that banks and politicians are robbing them every day, and sending them to unnecessary wars for unnecessary resources for profit. Unfortunately that means immigrants and refugees get blamed for the lack of jobs and money. Am I supposed to accept that? No, I am supposed to fight a battle I know I will lose.
Alright then. I shall not get depressed. I’m here to spread inspiration and information. I may never inspire and inform enough people to stop war forever. I mean I technically SHOULD. It’s not hard to work out there’s enough for everyone to share without the greed of banks and politicians, it’s obvious when you look at the way things actually work.
BUT banking and politics are boring. So of course people would rather watch sports and soap operas than find out for sure that banks and politicians are robbing them every day. I try to make it more interesting, with the occasional joke or sick flows and fat beats. But Jeremy Kyle is more entertaining than that apparently and he blames benefits scroungers and immigrants. I’d love to see a banker and a politician on the Jeremy Kyle show. “So you, you rotten piece of work, destroyed a whole African country by manipulating the price of diamonds. And YOU KNEW ALL ALONG. Ya nasty piece of work, is this where our taxes are going? To you too scum bags?” Get em Jeremy. But no. It’ll take all the ayahuasca in the world down Jeremy Kyle’s scrawny neck to see that. Yes. I’ve been writing ranty statuses all morning, 3 hours. I’m gonna take my own advice now – make music, spread love. Cos banking and politics are boring.
Thank you Rage Against The Machine, Nirvana, KRS-One and Ice Cube for bringing me up in an era when it was actually cool to actually rebel.
(Shout out to J Cole and Kendrick and Killer Mike for occasionally saying stuff now and shout out to Talib Kweli and Immortal Technique for carrying the torch inbetween and continuing since.)
But RATM (and the lyric sheet inside) changed alot of hearts and minds in the 90s.
ps So my advice for the first step to reverse the (illusions of) polarities and change some vibrations is to play Avalon Roots album really loud today (the lyrics are positive but aware and even more poignant today.) Failing that sharpen your pitchfork and wake me when the revolution starts… so I can get the hell out the way and build a better world elsewhere 😉 )
(after that listen to my new album, Metal Monkey on Fire, cos it’s bangin and full of truths like the stuff you just read above.)