Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Songs For The Mushroom Cloud

Midterm elections are coming up here in the U.S. of A., and I think like many Americans I am completely disgusted with my options. I look forward to the Democrats wining back the house, (and hopefully the senate), and then bumbling around, paying a bunch of lip service to progressive change with their mouths full of greasy chicken wings, and accomplishing next to nothing. I really really want all this Democrat rhetoric of change and ‘a new direction for America’ to be true, because our current administration is a criminal front, plain and simple, allowing immoral mass-murderers like Rumsfeld and Cheney unlimited power to make blood money hand over fist. Until they are gone, and their corrupt soul crushing and Constitution shredding political machine is dismantled, no effective change for this country is possible. I love how the G.O.P. has postured themselves over the last 6 years as the party of security and liberty, spreading the gift of democracy over the heathen middle eastern sands with tanks and uranium tipped bunker busters, when the whole world is more enslaved and endangered than ever before because of these sociopathic mass murderers' wildly irresponsible actions. We have never needed new leadership (in this country, and in the world) more than now. But I just know the mushy, disorganized and impotent Deomcrats will waste any power they get. Their platform is absoluty better than that of the dreadful G.O.P. and they are certainly the better party to elect, but like all politicians they are self-interested and decadent opportunistic fat fucks who in no way have our best interests in mind. The Bush crime administration has dismantled so many of our Constitutional safeguards and skull fucked our political system so far back to the good old days of unchecked tyranny that we need serious and benevolent leadership just to get back to our mediocre past, and I don't know if that's possible. Also, where the fuck were the Dems 5 years ago when the Bush Administration started trampling our civil rights and economically and morally gutting out nation? After sitting quietly through, and even supporting this ridiculous and destructive neo-con agenda, after allowing their constituents to be harassed and violated, and the international reputation of this country to be completely sullied, now they want to stand up for us? Fucking likely.

After this rant, I am still going to vote almost exclusively Democrat and give them the benefit of the doubt, but I just know they are going to fuck it up. Our two-party system is inherently anemic and unhealthy, and at worst hopefully a worthlessly inactive Democrat congress following an unspeakably corrupt Republican one will underscore the need for more political parties and better representation. However, I watched the debate over one of the hotly contested open house seats (here in colorado), and they included the Green Party and American Constitution Party (not to be confused with the Consitution Party) candidates as well. And they were all totally worthless. Too bad most third parties are so fucking insane. So the problem may not be 2 parties (although, a 2 party system is completely inept and must be changed), but humanity in general. We are too stupid to lead each other, although we are really good at killing each other in glorious mushroom cloud fashion. I have never felt a deeper loss of faith, or more hopeless than I do with American and world leadership right now because we are seriously being lead by a bunch of fucking maniacs.

Ohmygodimmike, I know politics and U.S. culture is your thang and I’m sorry for stepping into your turf. My bad. Cardinals suck.
Here are some cathartic songs dedicated to the inevitable mushroom cloud.

Hairspray Suppository - The Locust

The Locust are awesome live. This is a live track from a 1999 show. This kind of abrasive pop I think is the sole posession of a generation who had lost faith in moral leadership and humanity before they were even born, and that’s why it resonates so beautifully. Sort of an updated "no future" ethic, if you will.

Bin Laden - Immortal Technique feat. Mos Deaf

I must once again defer to the genius of OMGIMike, who I have to thank for turning me on to this excellent rapper. I tried to go to his show in Boulder last year, but it sold out a day in advance, which is probably a good sign. Except that’s he’s going to perform for a bunch of rich complacent white kids who, being the supposed future of America, will probably change nothing for the better because of our generation’s crippling cyncism and decadent escapism (which I am definatly just as guilty of). Mos Def is awesome too, but everyone already knows that.

9 Comments:

Blogger ohmygodimmike said...

It's your turf too. I've been completely a-political lately just because it's so hopeless. I don't even watch the news anymore except O-reilly, which just makes it so much worse. but you're post has awakened and inspired me, I don't now if I can rant like that, but I'll try.

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