Revolutionary Music - what's happening has been happening

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Its funny but the music says it all. I don't think any of these songs is 'new', all of them I had heard more than a decade ago, but perhaps their context has evolved? Or at the very least, the music remains powerful and pertinent.

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious

What is it about individual liberty that is so challenging to undestand?

Interchanging mind control
Come, let the revolution take its toll
If you could flick the switch and open your third eye
You'd see that we should never be afraid to die
(So come on)

Rise up and take the power back
It's time the fat cats had a heart attack
You know that their time's coming to an end
We have to unify and watch our flag ascend
(So come on)

Okay okay, maybe we still have some work to do.

Keep you in the dark
You know they all pretend
Keep you in the dark
And so it all began

In time, or so I'm told,
I'm just another soul for sale, oh well
The page is out of print
We are not permanent
We're temporary, temporary
Same old story

What if I say I'm not like the others?
What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays?
You're the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender?

I will never surrender

Once I rose above the noise and confusion
Just to get a glimpse beyond this illusion
I was soaring ever higher
But I flew too high
Though my eyes could see, I still was a blind man
Though my mind could think, I still was a mad man
I hear the voices when I'm dreaming
I can hear them say

Carry on, my wayward son

To see beyond this illusion, its time to open the third eye, our sixth shakra, and see what we have been ignoring. We are blinded by chemicals, many of these based on fear. But what have we to fear? We are temporary, but the choices we make will echo throughout history.

Don't wanna be an American idiot!
Don't want a nation under the new media
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind fuck America!
Welcome to a new kind of tension
All across the alien nation
Where everything isn't meant to be okay
Television dreams of tomorrow
We're not the ones who're meant to follow
For that's enough to argue

Its not meant to be 'okay'.

Its meant to scare the life and will out of you. You will have to be the hero, and slay your dragon if we are going to make it through this. You'll have to slay yours by yourself, and hopefully gain some experience along the way because the road is long and there are surely more dragons to come.

But we have been walking this road for a while now, American Idiot was released in 2004, and it seems pretty iconic for 2021, except perhaps for the references to 'red-neck' agenda, the hegelian dialectic has twisted us around and switched sides, and meant to foment confusion, in less than two decades. But we are 'not the ones who're meant to follow'. We are suppose to elect representatives, unfortunately all we have are self-serving 'leaders'.

But more and more people are joining in 'the black parade'.

He said, "Son, when you grow up
Would you be the savior of the broken
The beaten and the damned?"
He said, "Will you defeat them?
Your demons, and all the non-believers
The plans that they have made?"

We'll carry on
And in my heart, I can't contain it
The anthem won't explain it
A world that sends you reelin'
From decimated dreams
Your misery and hate will kill us all
So paint it black and take it back
Let's shout it loud and clear

Defiant to the end, we hear the call
To carry on, we'll carry on
And though you're dead and gone, believe me
Your memory will carry on

On and on, we carry through the fears
Disappointed faces of your peers
Take a look at me, 'cause I could not care at all
Do or die, you'll never make me
Because the world will never take my heart
Go and try, you'll never break me
We want it all, we wanna play this part
I won't explain or say I'm sorry
I'm unashamed, I'm gonna show my scars
Give a cheer for all the broken
Listen here, because it's who we are
I'm just a man, I'm not a hero
Just a boy, who had to sing this song
I'm just a man, I'm not a hero
I don't care

Has your heart been taken? Take it back!

Its in your power to do so, and important it is. The heart is the fourth chakra, the axis mundi of our existence, the one that connects our physical capacities with our mental capacities, the 'lower three' with the 'upper three'.

If the heart opens first, without a solid grounding and an open third eye, one can easily become depressed and disillusioned. This uncomfortable 'open heart' syndrome has been affecting us since at least 60's.

And so I cry sometimes when I'm lying in bed
Just to get it all out what's in my head
And I, I am feeling a little peculiar
And so I wake in the morning and I step outside
And I take a deep breath and I get real high
And I scream from the top of my lungs
"What's going on?"

And I try
Oh my God, do I try
I try all the time
In this institution
And I pray
Oh my God, do I pray
I pray every single day
For revolution

Root yourself in the reality that you are essential, and you will surely die. Both of these tasks will prepare you for the revolution that is already happening.

Any quick study of history can show you that it's something that we humans have been 'working on' and 'working through' for more than a couple generations now. We are on the cusp, an inflection point of an evolutionary process that started deep in the past.

JFK – blown away, what else do I have to say?

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning, since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No, we didn't light it, but we're trying to fight it

And if you decide to take the wrong side in this fight, there's a message for you too:

Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down

Well, you may throw your rock and hide your hand
Workin' in the dark against your fellow man
But as sure as God made black and white
What's done in the dark will be brought to the light
You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later, God'll cut you down
Sooner of later, God'll cut you down

Review the Nuremburg Code and realize that 'working in the dark against your fellow man' is exactly what's going on. Choose wisely your side in this fight, its deeper than it first appears.

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What's done in the dark will be brought to the light

Tend the Fire of our great civilization based on Individual Liberty. Wake up. Take the plank out of your own eyes before looking to the mote in someone else's eye.

Micheal Jackson perhaps said it best:

Freedom and Friendship!



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Those Punk Rockers really always knew what the corp media was all about. Very good songs you chose, but the YouTube versions are censored. Who would have thought?

Too bad that I've never seen cash live, that voice must be eventful in full quality.

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dang censorship, I need to find a new version of American Idiot....

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(>.>) that's double speak in action right there.

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