"Recipe for Hate" as written by and Greg Graffin....
Can't you feel it can't you see it
The promise of prosperity
It's overwhelming you and me
It afflicts us like a disease
Ubiquitous compelling too

We cling to you like crazy glue
And inject such a potent seed
It's best for all humanity

The spread of culture
The sword of progress
The vector of suffrage
A warm and septic breeze

The pomp and elation
The duty and vocation
The blood of the hybrid
It's just a recipe

Re-living our ancestry
The frightful lack of harmony
Our fore-fothers who led the way
Their victims are still here today
Now it's time to erase the story

Of our bogus fate
Our history as it's portrayed
It's just a recipe for hate


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"Recipe for Hate" as written by Greg Graffin

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    General CommentIt's about the exportation of culture and how it causes resentment and hate while at the same time we refuse to acknowledge the fact that our culture came about not by some bloodless revealed truth, as we are wont to believe, but came from and brought bloodshed, violence, bigotry, and hate itself.
    Jae_Don October 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits funny cu i learned about this in school today -> the en talks about how our ancestors, the founding fathers, columbus, are glorified by our education and holidys, etc, when in reality columbus was responsible for the arbitrary slaughtering and rap of over 250,000 native americans, and indirectly responsibly for the inhabitance of the americas by europeans. yet we have a holiday for him, and if you read any 5th rgade textbook no mention of their interaction is stated... all it says is that he came and american was forme and they ate thanksgiving dinner.
    chiefhky29on September 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a good song. I can't believe how good Bad Religion is at comming up with lyrics. It amazes me.
    s_curry52on April 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song will always be timeless as long as America considers itself a superpower who must democratize other countries in the name of "freedom."
    unc1emoeon May 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDid anyone else hear "inject us with thorazine" instead of "injust such a potent seed"?
    jrtf83on March 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea pretty much. the optimism and seemingly progress of spreading culture creating diversity; liberating
    countries who never asked for help and then forcing culture on them ;-)... seems like we'r movin on up huh?

    ;-) just a recipe.
    pinkfadeon March 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyea pretty much. the optimism and seemingly progress of spreading culture creating diversity; liberating
    countries who never asked for help and then forcing culture on them ;-)... seems like we'r movin on up huh?

    ;-) just a recipe.
    pinkfadeon March 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBurn a flag!
    Tig45on November 18, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentGreat song!
    SLIPKNOTA7Xon May 11, 2006   Link
  • -6
    My Opinion Communist Goal # 30 From 1963: Discredit The American Founding Fathers. Present them as rich aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man". Mr. Graffin Mr "intelligent". seems to twist the truth in favor of his personal agenda. I read an interview with him and he was stumbling over the question of the money he has made peddling this propaganda. The "punks" are under some impression they are more intelligent than the rest of us.If that be the truth then surly you would want to read the real history, but you have to search for it. I guess it's just easier to not question the material taught in schools or spewed by Greg Graffin. Don't question Bad Religion, for they must be telling you the truth, because they are smart.
    gallium31on June 30, 2010   Link

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