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Originally posted by JSR
im sorry to be a kill joy, but, shouldn't this thread be in BTS?
discussion of contemporary world events, with a general focus on conspiracies and/or cover-ups that may not easily fit into other topical forums
Originally posted by CaptGizmo
I agree I think it belongs in ATS. Something is definitely wrong with the culture now.....in that it seems as though they are definitely controlling all forms of media except the internet...which as everyone knows they are trying to do now.
"When I first started to write the songs for what would be this album, “Dominator”, I was unhappy and disturbed about America’s place in the world. Like most Americans after September 11th, I wanted to see the men that plotted and planned those attacks hunted down like the savage animals they are.
I still do
When the war in Iraq started, it seemed as if that “hunt” would take place and justice would be served. As the war progressed, day after day, it was becoming obvious that we had been sold the greatest pack of lies since the days of Richard “Tricky Dick” Nixon.
These lies continue.
Pete said “I get on my knees and pray, we don’t get fooled again”. Well, we got fooled… again!
I watched the way the US was talking down to other countries. That is to say, addressing smaller, less powerful countries with little to no respect. When I saw the exchange with George W. Bush and Britain’s Tony Blair I was stunned at Bush’s arrogance. We had all seen it before, but telling another world leader, while cameras are filming, to “go down there and tell them I said to knock that # off” (referring to the Middle East), left my jaw hanging open. Bush using Blair like some sort of “errand boy” and this is America’s greatest ally. So we can only imagine what was going on with the other so called allies.
The more I thought about it, I realized that bigger countries abuse smaller countries similar to the way men do to women. Men abuse women, disrespect them and treat them like #. Why?… because they can. In effect, a smaller country is treated by a more powerful country just like an abusive man-woman relationship, making them “their bitch”.
Upon first listening, or reading of these lyrics, one might think that it is written from the point of view of a man talking to a woman. In reality, it is a bigger, more powerful country talking to a weaker one. At the same time denying its own people, when the people need them the most.
For me this concept was interesting, but saddening at the same time.
“Dominator” is largely a view of American Imperialism and the “Bully” tactics it uses and enforces.
I hate bullies!
The last six years in America has been an unbelievable ride. After September 11th I was never more proud to be an American. After going to New Orleans and seeing the devastation and abandonment of that great city by its own Federal Government I was never more ashamed to be an American.
The fundamental organizing principle by any Government is its ability to make war against and controlling its own people. We have seen that this American administration uses it not to benefit its own people in their moment of need and despair, but to abuse its power to “Dominate” the lesser countries of the world.
“I’ll make you cry for mercy, I’ll make you cry out loud”
I once wrote “I love my country, but I’m scared to death of its Government”.
Nothing I have ever written is more true!.
Originally posted by tom goose
Not one person here mentioned Rage Against the Machine
The are without a doubt the front runners of anti government tunes.
You may think that they are dead, but if im not mistaken Chris Cornell is touring solo (No more Audio Slave) which means Rage band is open to bring Zac back and start kickin ass again.
The Fox 99.3 in vancouver has been playing no less than one Rage song a day, even though they have not recorded anything since the late 90's.
The guitarist has a degree in political science and his great uncle was the first elected leader of Kenya. Zac has spoke on the floor of the UN, they are not just a band they are political activists full time.
While a high percentage of people may be anti war, an almost equal number of people feel uncomfortable hearing their country being bashed.