Electronic Musician, Drummer, Sound Designer and Technologist
*Wake up call*
Categories: rants, thoughts

“I don’t have to tell you things are bad, everybody knows things are bad. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth. Banks are going bust. Shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the streets and there’s nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do and there’s no end to it! We know, the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat. We sit watching our TVs while some local newscaster tells us that today there fifteen homicides and sixty three violent crimes, as if that’s the way it’s supposed to be! We know things are bad, worse than bad! They’re crazy! It’s like everything everywhere is going crazy so we don’t go out anymore. We sit in our house and slowly the world we’re living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, ‘Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms, let me have my toaster, and my TV, and my steel-belted radials and I won’t say anything, just leave us alone!’. Well, I’m not going to leave you alone. I want you to get mad!

I don’t want you to protest, I don’t want you to write, I don’t want you to write you congressman because I wouldn’t know what to tell you to write. I don’t know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the streets. All I know is that first, you’ve got to get mad! You’re got to say, I’M A HUMAN BEING, GOD DAMMIT! MY LIFE HAS VALUE!”

-Peter Finch, “Network”, 1976

I can’t explain how true these words are now, more than ever.

I really shouldn’t stay up this late and watch “Zeitgeist”. It only reminds me how incredibly angry I am at this government we’ve allowed to become our overlords, at the inane closed-mindedness of the average American.

I remember watching this film years ago, late one night, on a whim. Two hours later, I was so angry, so fired up, that all I could do was write a song to express myself. That song was “Wake up call”:

The unfortunate state of things at this time, is such; Any opposition to the machine we’ve begat isn’t even met with opposition in return – it’s simply ignored. #occupywallstreet is proof of exactly that. People are currently encamped on Wall Street for the purpose of bringing to light what bankers have done to our economy and our lives. Does the average person realize this? No. Why? Because the media machine, which controls their flow of information, has chosen to hide that from them.

This barely matters, though . The media has never been in the practice of reporting the truth. There’s no money in it. If you want information that’s real, you damn well better go out and get it yourself. Would the average American care? No. They’ve been too buried in debt, fear, and misinformation to be able to care. They can only care about protecting themselves, and their family – and they continue to do so under as many pretenses as they possibly can.

Everyday, people rationalize this by saying that it’s the only way to do things; they spend money on inane bullshit they don’t need, because they think they have to. They buy new TVs because their neighbor bought one newer than theirs. They buy new cars, houses, and more bullshit they don’t need, because they’re told that they’re not worth anything if they don’t. They pour their money into markets outside of their local economy, because it’s cheaper, easier, faster. Then they complain that they lost their job, or that their local small business is going under due to non-support. They complain that no one supports them or cares about them. They moan, whine, and bitch as if they knew anything about what’s going on around them – when in reality, they have not one single clue. They think that every single person on welfare is a freeloading lout, they think they understand the rules, policies, and systems which govern their everyday lives and let them keep living in blissful ignorance. They believe that their government actually cares about their well-being, as if the government really has some vested interest in keeping you alive.

Well, I suppose it does – but it’s not because human life is important. It’s because each human is a source of income for Government, Banks, and private institutions. YOU are a singular source of money to these institutions. NOTHING MORE. If you die, these groups have simply lost a way to make money. Nothing more. These institutions have absolutely NO interest in your well-being, and you need to stop thinking for one second that they do. The sooner you do that, the sooner you’ll wake the fuck up.

The Rockefellers, Warburgs, Morgans, and Rothschilds of this world have done one thing; they have imposed a lifetime of debt and slavery on the American public, and the world, in the name of one thing; money. They have utilized their spidery tendrils to control media to keep you engaged, watching bullshit shit out by the machine, instead of paying attention to what’s really going on. This makes it easy for them to own you, own your thoughts, and make sure you don’t pay attention, while your rights are sold out to the lowest bidder.

If you DO wake up, you’ll be maced, jailed, and told to shut the fuck up. But is slavery any better?

*FUCK THAT.* Wake up. It’s time. As the quote I referenced above states, I don’t want you to protest or write, that’s up to you. What I do want you to do, is wake up. Get mad. Realize that right now, we’re being sold out, pushed further into debt and slavery, and it’s all being done for a group of individuals who stand to make money as long as we allow them to.

So, what do we do? Educate ourselves. I’m not telling you to take all your money and convert it into gold and horde it in a vault in the countryside. I’m not telling you to burn things down. I realize that we can’t all make drastic changes in the name of making a blip on the radar of the banking industry. But, we can educate ourselves, and others, to know what is being done with our money.

Our money is currently being used to continue wars around the world, wars which benefit us in absolutely no way, except to keep us contained in fear. It’s being used to bail out corporations who make the worst financial decisions they possibly can, paying CEOs millions of dollars, while workers are laid off left and right. It’s being used to pay bankers, politicians, and dictators, all of whom have NO vested interest in helping you, your family, or anyone you know. They only care that your money gives them more power than they even know what to do with. They only care that without you, they lose a thread of income in a vast sea of dollar bills.

The first thing you need to realize is that NO external entity cares about you. Insurance companies WANT you to die. They make more money if you’re dead. The IRS wants you to continue to pay your taxes, which get higher every year, to continue to finance wars and campaigns which will never benefit you – although you’ll be told they will, to keep you in fear. Banks want you to think that they care about you, with shiny websites and brand new ATMs. Never mind, of course, that Bank of America is laying off 30,000 American workers. These entities DO NOT CARE about you. You are a number to them. You are a dollar sign, a meaningless, faceless unit of measure in a self-replicating, self-sustaining machine.

Unless, of course, you make yourself known.

Nothing to see here, move on. Everything is fine.

No, it’s not. It’s time to wake up.


1 Comment to “*Wake up call*”

  1. Yes. . . perhaps its time to call Obama’s party the Social Democrats.

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