A friend of mine dropped me a line, it said, "man, I gotta run to the USA. I got no money, got no job." She skipped out of Mexico to stay alive. You've got a problem with her living here, but what did you do to help her before she fucking came? What did the country do? What did the people do? I stand not by my country, but by people of the whole fucking world. No fences, no borders. Free movement for all. Fuck the border. It's about fucking time to treat people with respect. It's our culture and consumption that makes her life unbearable. Fuck this country; its angry eyes, its knee-jerk hordes. Legal or illegal, watch her fucking go. She'll take what's hers. Watch her fucking go. Fuck the border.


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    General CommentIt's about how globalisation is fucking up countries, and how immigration policies and borders are unfair to the people living in these fucked up countries
    GodHatesACowardon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHave you read the lecture about nationstates? If you ask me national pride is an oxymoronic state of mind, it represents united selfishness which really makes little sense and could be considered the fault of humaninty.
    fuckcase titsex
    xThePunishedxon September 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is basically an unanswerable criticism of border enforcement.
    indigion April 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is more relevant than ever now that the issue of immigration is gaining so much attention. This song is the ultimate rallying cry for those of us on the side of human and civil rights.

    From propagandhi.com:

    Some people have to stay and fight for survival in the country they live in while others have to leave to survive. Corporations cross international borders all the time in search of people to exploit for profit and no one stops them. They call it globalization. On the other hand, the victims of corporate domination are told that they can't cross borders in search of better lives, and are forced to stay and deal with the social, economic and environmental messes the companies leave behind when they inevitably move their operations to places with even more "favourable business climatesî (re: lower wages, lax environmental laws, tax breaks). Looks like capitalism and human-rights don't mix.
    punkpirateon April 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjesus christ i love this song :)
    superninja515on July 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI find it hilarious that every house-punk anarchist and dimestore neuroanalyst that's posted so far automatically assumes that the singer agrees with the girl he's quoting. I think matdamc is on the right track, but I disagree about the "they just fucked" aspect. It seems like a matter-of-fact retelling of a series of events. How the singer feels about what the girl is blabbing is left out intentionally. He obviously wants her words to be the focus of the song.

    That said, modern feminist ideals are intensely skewed and feminism in general is more about vengeance for imaginary or co-opted crimes (i.e. self-victimization) than it is about equality. In other words, most feminists are full of shit and have never been subject to any more unfair bias than your average fat dude.
    s0fon October 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentugh.. mispost.
    s0fon October 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me glad, that I live in a country, where things are alright for us and people are treated well. Normally I don't care that much about human rights though... I'm more of an animal rights type of person.
    MissNeuroticon January 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentas a matter of fact, it's a song about american hatred for the mexicans and all the others who come from third world countries to find a better life in america.
    like, they're stealing our jobs and such shit
    but noone ever wonders what it's like in their countries and what they're running away from
    and how no one realizes that it's the american people and the american government that makes life so difficult in those countries and make people flee to america, legally or illegally

    this song makes me wanna cry because of all the hatred which is so evident, everywhere
    belchon October 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMusically, this song fucking shreds. one of the best songs to play LOUD. lyrically, it is just as good. not meant to be a scholarly essay on border politics and morality because who really needs that shit? it is an in your face criticism that addresses the most fundamental and most ignored issues with the US/Mexico border.
    MissNeurotic, you're from Finland, but how can you POSSIBLY say something as callous as "I don't care that much about human rights though...I'm more of an animal rights type of person."? All struggles and sufferings are interlinked.
    skuyleron April 29, 2009   Link

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