AMERICA – For Sale by Owners

corporate-greed_27-06-1882We the people of the Un-United Corporation of America are placing our country on the market and invite any efficiently-run, honest and egalitarian nation to submit a bid. The time has come to look outside of America for our governance as anyone born and raised in America has been disqualified by virtue of their unfortunate birth. American politicians are incapable of upholding the tenets of our constitution and the dreams of our founding fathers. It is perhaps our water that causes the many and various defects in thinking, decision-making, and an irreconcilable deficiency in common sense, so please bring your own water.

Now some appropriate lyrics from The Police song, Spirits in the Material World:

There is no political solution

To our troubled evolution

Have no faith in constitution

There is no bloody revolution

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A World of “Acceptable Levels” of Everything

skull-and-bones-toxicIn a world that doesn’t truly care about people, we adopt “acceptable levels” for everything:

1. Acceptable levels of homelessness

2. Acceptable levels of poison in our food.

3. Acceptable levels of drug abuse

4. Acceptable levels of crime

5. Acceptable levels of mental illness

6. Acceptable levels of pollution

7. Acceptable levels of toxins in our drinking water

8. Acceptable levels of violence

9. Acceptable levels of prisoners incarcerated in our jails

10. Acceptable levels of child abuse

11. Acceptable levels of alcohol abuse

The list goes on and on and what it says about our government’s standards is that “This is what we consider the cost of doing business. Because, let’s face it, The United States is merely a large corporation designed to cater to only those who can afford to avoid these “acceptable levels” for everything. As long as it “isn’t in my backyard, screw that unfortunate scum who can’t afford to improve their lives.”

Our economy and economic stratification is such that all of these things are “Ok” with the powers-that-be. And spending money on damage control to protect these levels when they fear you’re getting wise to them is a better solution than just doing the right thing. The 78 Billion a year spent on the CIA is a testament to that since the CIA is nothing more than a hired gun to protect corporate interests and maintain control of the populace. Things don’t and won’t change unless it’s good for business.

We shouldn’t waste our time on statistics and all other other minutiae they love to throw at us to keep us confused, fearful and argumentative. These statistics and white noise are just a puppet show to keep us from seeing what’s really going on behind the scenes.

It’s not that we don’t live in a “perfect world,” it’s just that it’s THEIR “perfect world,” not OURS.

Second Bill of Rights

fdr_no_fearThe Second Bill of Rights was a list of rights proposed by Franklin D. Roosevelt during his State of the Union Address on January 11, 1944.[1] In his address Roosevelt suggested that the nation had come to recognize, and should now implement, a second “bill of rights“. Roosevelt’s argument was that the “political rights” guaranteed by the constitution and the Bill of Rights had “proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.” Roosevelt’s remedy was to declare an “economic bill of rights” which would guarantee:

american pop (the wasteland) by the julian day – unofficial video

Screen shot 2013-03-20 at 7.49.31 PMWe know we’re walking on eggshells with this one. Telling someone you don’t like their favorite band has become a more emotionally charged statement than telling them their government is corrupt. But strangely enough, many care more about what crazy thing Eminem might say than they do about what’s going on with the environment, education, or the treatment of non-violent protesters by the powers-that-be. For them As Mutabaruka, one of our favorite reggae artists of the 80s, once said: “Revolutionary words have become entertainment,” and it seems the general public has become so doped up on mainstream pop culture that quite a few are not seeing or don’t want to see what’s going terribly wrong in the US.

That said, one of our main concerns with this video is that hip hop/rap listeners will be offended. But the statement is really not that hip hop and rap are, in and of themselves negative, it’s just that the predominantly negative or otherwise shallow message (“Sex, Money, Power”) proliferated by many of it’s musicians serves only to rot the fabric of our culture and does nothing to edify it’s listeners. Why not harness all of that rage and anger into something constructive?

So our question is: where do we go from here? How might we begin anew and truly create a world where we are equally as concerned with having a good time AND ensuring a bright future for generations to come.
And further, we believe musicians and artists should be about something, either overtly or covertly.

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