14 September, 2009

Revolution Calling

Queensryche, one of my favorite bands are known as the thinking man's heavy metal band. Their song Revolution Calling from the Operation Mindcrime album is appropo very much so for today. The song is a call to revolution.

For a price I'd do about anything
Except pull the trigger
For that I'd need a pretty good cause
Then I heard of Dr. X
The man with the cure
Just watch the television
Yeah, you'll see there's something going on

There sure is something going on. Dr. X wants to hit the reset button. He wants you and I to pull the trigger. To revolt, but who is pushing Dr. X's button. We are not there yet. The 2010 election is still coming up and we can start to put a check on the current presidents power by picking the lesser of all the evils that is the legislative branch. Don't put your full faith in these people either, but cautiously watch them and their actions.

Got no love for politicians
Or that crazy scene in D.C.
It's just a power mad town
But the time is ripe for changes
There's a growing feeling
That taking a chance on a new kind of vision is due

I don't find any politician all that appealing either. And truer words were never spoken. What a crazy scene in DC, indeed it is a power mad town. This is as good a time as any to change the congressional makeup in Washington DC. Governors as well where appropriate. Take that chance, don't let Republicans and Democrats keep their seats. There are any number of congress critters that NEED to find new honest work. Show them the door.

I used to trust the media
To tell me the truth, tell us the truth
But now I've seen the payoffs
Everywhere I look
Who do you trust when everyone's a crook?

Yes, the MSM is so far in the tank for the current administration. Whose truth? The truth that the most inept press secretary ever spews? The truth from the likes of CNN, MSNBC, CBS, the New York Times, etc.? Trust your friends, trust your neighbors, trust your family. Putting your trust in an SEIU, an ACORN, a politician can only lead to disappointment. Individuals have rights, collectives have wants at the expense of the individuals rights.

I'm tired of all this bullshit
They keep selling me on T.V.
About the communist plan
And all the shady preachers
Begging for my cash
Swiss bank accounts while giving their
Secretaries the slam

Communism, socialism, and how great the health care is in those political systems is a total load of bovine fecal matter. When congress critters meet with a murderous bastard like Fidel Castro, and praise him, it's time for them to go. Sure, it would be nice to travel freely to Cuba. Friendly people and beautiful countryside are very appealing, just not if it helps a dictator stay in power. If by preachers, it is meant, the religion of power and the priesthood that exist there, then, yes there is criticism to be leveled that way. Asking to tax everything that I do and with a smile on my face is not something I'm going to stand for.

They're all in Penthouse now
Or Playboy magazine, million dollar stories to tell
I guess Warhol wasn't wrong
Fame fifteen minutes long
Everyone's using everybody, making the sale

Warhol wasn't wrong. When someone can become famous for running naked around on a beach out gaming a bunch of other people, or picking a mate for the sake of ratings, then the majority of our country has their heads in the sand.

I used to think
That only America's way, way was right
But now the holy dollar rules everybody's lives
Gotta make a million doesn't matter who dies

If by America's way, you're thinking of this slow steady pace of progressivism, then yeah, it's appealing. We've digested it in little bits since the early 1900's and now our country has decided to reject it. There is nothing wrong at all with capitalism. It's done more for me and you and everyone else than any other economic system anywhere ever. When it is hamstrung with regulation and corruption and corporate welfare, that becomes the issue.

Revolution calling
Revolution calling
Revolution calling you
[There's a] Revolution calling
Revolution calling
Gotta make a change
Gotta push, gotta push it on through

There is a revolution calling. Are you going to answer down the barrel of a gun or at the end of a lever arm at the ballot box?

Queensryche - Revolution Calling

h/t to Robb for the inspiration

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