It's not us that have psychiatric problems, by and large -- ODD, ADD, SAD, etc. -- it's society that causes anxiety and depression. I had young Alex of Ever Reviled Records in mind, but it could be about...you!
Based on the story of a woman who was a little girl when her mother was raped and hacked to pieces by eighteen men under orders from Ariel Sharon on the floor of her home in the Shatila refugee camp while she hid under the bed and watched.
The name of the enemy always changes, but the war between the haves and the have-nots continues to rage, as it has for the past several thousand years, as it will until there’s sanity in the world, or until there is no more world.
Silence is the voice of complicity, that’s the point. If you know what’s going on and you’re just sitting by and trying not to do harm, that’s not good enough. What have you done? What will you do? They’re killing your family.
“The next attack is coming.” This is a headline I saw in some tabloid in Europe. I am pretty sure the article did not get into the reasons that I list as to why the next attack is coming, but it was a good headline.
Something like half of the union organizers that are killed in the world each year are Colombian. Colombia is also the biggest recipient of military aid in the hemisphere. This, of course, is a coincidence.
This is one of the two songs on the CD that also appears on Living In These Times. It’s about the second city of Iraq, the most bombed city in one of the most bombed countries in the history of the world.