Give me headlines that grab
and shocking detail
Hide the facts in section E
where no one will see
I can't tell which is news
and which is retail
It all looks the same to me
and it's said with urgency

So it must be true
and you must accept it from their point of view
you better hop on board, or miss the grand parade

And that's how consent is made
from the manifold masses
So long as the man gets paid
no one will question
Offering thrills in trade
and that's how money's made

Who can tell between fact
and rash assumption
when the word comes down the wire?
Those who propagate fear
promote mass consumption
all the publishers desire
so the proof is not required

If you don't think it's true
then there must be something screwed up with you
because everyone else has joined the big charade

And that's how consent is made
from the millions of morons
So long as the bill gets paid
no one will question
Offering thrills in trade
and that's how money's made

We don't need an excuse anymore
We can bend half truths and fabricate a war
If the details don't pan out
we can smash all those who doubt

So it must be true
and you must bow down to the Red, White and Blue
you better hop on board and join the great crusade

And that's how consent is made
from the millions of morons
So long as the bill gets paid
no one will question
Offering thrills in trade
and that's how money's made (3X)

That's how money is made
It gets paid
It's a downward spiral
I don't wanna pay the price


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    General Commentthis one's pretty obvious, only ted expresses it as well as always.
    kaysowon November 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentEpistemology is the branch of philosophy focused on knowledge. The title spins the word Dum in there.

    The world is dumb and the saying "a sucker is born every minute" holds true.
    MADxMAC771on May 16, 2006   Link

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