At some turning point in history, some fuckface recognized that knowledge tends to democratize cultures and societies so the only thing to do was monopolize and confine it to priests, clerics and elites (the rest resigned to serve), cuz if the rabble heard the truth they'd organize against the power, privilege and wealth hoarded by the few- for no one else. And did it occur to you that it's almost exactly the same today? And so if our schools won't teach us, we'll have to teach ourselves to analyze and understand the systems of thought-control. And share it with each other, never sayed by brass rings or the threat of penalty. I'll promise you- you promise me- not to sell each other out to murderers, to thieves... who've manufactured our delusion that you and me participate meaningfully in the process of running our own lives. Yeah, you can vote however the fuck you want, but power still calls all the shots. And believe it or not, even if (real) democracy broke loose, power could/would just "make the economy scream" until we vote responsibly.


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    General Commentawesome song, pretty straight foreward meaning
    coolstuff25on August 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthey hit it so dead on in this song.....its perfect. i couldn't imagine it said any better.
    mrguy6on April 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah... it's "never swayed by brass rings"
    kaleyouridolson November 01, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Yeah, you can vote however the fuck you want, but power still calls all the shots."

    This band writes the best lyrics ever. I love the "Less Talk, More Rock" album so much.
    punkmeetsindieon October 14, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"...who've manufactured our delusion that you and me participate meaningfully in the process of running our own lives. Yeah, you can vote however the fuck you want, but power still calls all the shots. And believe it or not, even if (real) democracy broke loose, power could/would just "make the economy scream" until we vote responsibly."

    Quoted for the absolute truth and one of the best. Just because there is an election process and 'democracy' does not mean the people are represented in the government and big business. These people created the delusion to make us servants feel that we have a choice over who runs this country and are important in the selection process. We do not. Having options doesn't mean you can always pick a winner.

    And the sobering reality is that even if true democracy broke loose they would just 'make the economy scream until we vote responsibly.' The very end about 'until we vote responsibly' is not saying until we make the correct choices in candidates to better our situation it is saying that the powers at be will make our lives very difficult and piss everyone off until we let them force our hand back to the state that it is in now.
    Propaburghon June 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYeah Propaburgh, I'd say responsibly there is interchangeable with something like submissively.
    Skuitar21on July 03, 2009   Link

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