You're so leftist.
You're so for peace.
You hate the death penalty, but love it in the middle east.
Don't know the facts,
Just catch phrase words.
No different than the nazi boneheads, the other side got to you first.
Critical thinking?
No thanks, not at all.
Admit it. You just like posters of men with machine guns on your wall.
Make you feel good?
Make you feel right?
Simplified complexity, it's easy to cheer when it's black and white.

Impressed with your badass.
I am impressed with your defiance.
Now you do know the Palestinians are not the same thing as the Rebel Alliance?
Impressed with your badass.
I am impressed with your defiance.
Now you do know the Palestinians are not the same thing as the Rebel Alliance?

Say stupid things...
(The U.S. is the only terrorist nation.)
HA HA HAHAHA... Nice education!
Add inane, hip arguments when it comes to your turn,
all the while, weakening and invalidating legit concerns.
Critical thinking?
No thanks, not at all.
Admit it. You just like posters of men with machine guns on your wall.
Make you feel good?
Make you feel right?
Simplified complexity, it's easy to cheer when it's black and white.

Impressed with your badass.
I am impressed with your defiance.
Now you do know the Palestinians are not the same thing as the Rebel Alliance?
Impressed with your badass.
I am impressed with your defiance.
Now you do know the Palestinians are not the same thing as the Rebel Alliance?

Supposed to be critical!
Supposed to be cynical!
Blind Loyalty!
Dumb Jock-y Political.
Supposed to be critical!
Supposed to be cynical!
Blind Loyalty!
Dumb Jock-y Political.


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The Palestinians Are Not The Same Thing As The Rebel Alliance, Jackass song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentIt's not a hateful song. Atom, just like anybody, has a right to voice their opinion, and people have a right to hear both sides of any argument.
    GetItRightPeopleon March 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBesides, after thinking more, I don't even think it's a prowar song. It seems to be about naive people who are "so for peace" in US issues but believe in war everywhere else. It certainly would make lines like "You have the death penalty but love it in the middle east" and "Admit it: You just like posters of men with machine guns on your wall" make sense. I mean, even the title of the song suggests that it's about people who get all their info from totally unrelated movies or wherever else.
    GetItRightPeopleon March 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHave you guys even READ what the freakin album liner notes say? Apparently not.

    Atom says himself the song is about how a lot of left-leaning people jump so quickly to defend Palestinians, regardless of what they do, which makes them no better than those on the right who jump so quickly to defend Israel, regardless of what they do.

    Atom himself is far from prowar, you dolt.
    SRDirtyon April 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe point of the song is that a lot of people will jump on the Palestinian's side without actually thinking about the issue(Or just because J. Random Blogger posts in their favor - "Add inane, hip arguments when it comes to your turn") just because "they're the little guys standing up for themselves," even though they use tactics like suicide bombings in heavily populated areas.
    IceMouseon May 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe fact that Atom is a Jew has nothing to do with the writing of this song. It's not an anti-Palestinian song as much as it is a "this issue is not as simple as you're making it" song. notaliveyet, you completely missed the point. Actually, you're probably exactly what he was writing about, someone who jumps to conclusions based on inaccurate information, i.e. all Jews hate Palestinians.
    pakistanimanon October 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. I don't feel it encourages leftist or...rightist...philosophies one way or the other, it just encourages, as it says, critical thinking.

    "You hate the death penalty but love it in the middle east" is the perfect example of this type of mentality. Americans who like to consider themselves progressive and are anti-war will usually try to stick up for every wretched theocracy in the world (while claiming to hate religion) because "America is the only terrorist nation" etc. People come down on America, and sure it has its flaws, but just because we're against a country for disputable reasons doesn't mean that the country are a bunch of freedom fighting saints (they're not the same thing as the rebel alliance).

    I mean, say what you want about whether we should be there or not, most nations in the middle east are run by disgusting men with a disgusting obsession with their religion and uphold policies that are absolute abominations to humanity and egalitarianism in general. I don't believe in moral relativity, I believe countries are wrong to discriminate or be wicked to their people in all cases, which is why I find it so funny when people mistake being anti-war with being pro-middle-east and anti-america. That sort of hypocritical and uninformed attitude is what this song pokes fun at above all
    Hemoglobinon August 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe Palestinians may not be the Rebel alliance but Israel is absolutely the Empire.
    boxtheanokon December 07, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General Comment"You hate the death penalty but love it in the middle east"? This sounds like some stupid prowar song. Oh yeah! Dropping bombs on innocent people isn't a form of the "death penalty". I'd much rather hear this guy do instrumental music than add hateful lyrics like this to his songs.
    AnarchyWeaseLon March 20, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAnyone mentioned atom is a jew? That's probably the biggest motivation behind this song, I mean, of course palestianians are evil to him, he's a jew.

    What a retarded song. I hate religious people.
    notaliveyeton September 11, 2006   Link
  • -2
    General Commenthahahaha i still love this song so much. It reminds me of a lot of my friends. I play it for them and they instantly get offended.
    Antonskeyon March 03, 2009   Link

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