Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Punk, the Army Plan for Civil Unrest, OWS and Fukushima: Yes! They're Connected!



There was one good alternative rock station on the FM dial. The station had been around for years and seemed to have a steady format and advertising success.

That station played songs such as Muse’s and Pennywise’s “Fuck Authority.” See lyrics at the very bottom of this post.

Punk at its best is political and we’ve had a lot of good political punk recently.

Maybe it was getting too popular, this alternative, political punk?

Maybe the powers that be don’t want people listening to political music because they know what role music has played in social movements in the past.

Well, this alternative rock station was replaced for about 1 month with a “soft rock” station and now that replacement is gone.

Nothing is at that station anymore.

The entire station was taken down, not sold. After 1 month?

Clear Channel excerpted censorship on music lyrics after 9-11. I had a student who did research on the topic and what he found was amazing, even in that context.

I think some experts might be concerned that a youth rebellion might occur; perhaps like the one in Britain in the 1970s, which was very distinct from the 1960 era US rebellion.

This time they may be anticipating quite a big rebellion given how bad things have become, despite lots of propaganda to the contrary.

One Rand Corp document actually encouraged policy makers to promote “micro-enterprise” as a career path to compensate for the lack of jobs available to younger people. That hasn’t worked out very well in the developing world according to some research I did on the topic.

I know also that strategic US policy makers at the Army’s Strategic Studies Institute http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/about/strategic-studies-institute.cfm have been anticipating civil unrest in the U.S. because of growing inequality, lack of opportunity, and outright desperation and have pre-emptively militiarized the police. The Strategic Studies Institute laid out the rationale for using US military force against US civilians.

Other documents produced by the Rand Corp and the Dept of  Homeland security have  “documented” the potential for returning veterans to be, quote, "radicalized.”

And some returning veterans have been radicalized for good reasons. Many return to an economically depressed society whose efforts at demonstrating dismay and disgust are being met with repressive police forces.

The strategic documents anticipated all of these developments and their proposed solution is to MILITIARIZE DOMESTIC POLICE through training by the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. 


This is why I believe police came down so brutally on the OWS demonstrators, even when they were college students on college campuses sitting down in subordinate positions.

And this is why the scale and severity of Fukushima are going to be kept silent by political and corporate authorities no matter how bad it gets.
 

References
     
     ACLU. “ACLU Challenges Defense Department Personnel Policy To Regard Lawful Protests As ‘Low-Level Terrorism.’”ACLU. 10 June 2009. 24 June 2009 http://www.aclu.org/safefree/general/39822prs20090610.html.
     

Freier, Nathan. “Known Unknowns: Unconventional ‘Strategic Shocks’ in Defense Strategy Development.” Strategic Studies Institute November 2008. 12 December 2008 http://www.StrategicStudiesInstitute.army.mil/.
     
Hsu, Spencer S., and Ann S. Tyson. “Pentagon to Detail Troops to Bolster Domestic Security.” The Washington Post 1 December 2008: A1.
     
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” U.S. Department of Homeland Security 7 April 2009. 3 May 2009 http://www.fas.org/irp/eprint/rightwing.pdf. 

LYRICS

      Uprising lyrics  Songwriters: Bellamy, Matthew;

The paranoia is in bloom, the PR
Transmissions will resume, they'll try to
Push drugs, keep us all dumb down and hope that
We will never see the truth around, so come on

Another promise, another scene, another
Package not to keep us trapped in greed with all the
Green belts wrapped around our minds and endless
Red tape to keep the truth confined, so come on

They will not force us
And they will stop degrading us
And they will not control us
We will be victorious, so come on

Interchanging mind control, come let the
Revolution take its toll, if you could
{ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/m/muse-lyrics/uprising-lyrics.html }
Flick a 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 that
The fat cats had a heart attack, you know that
Their time is coming to an end, we have to
Unify and watch our flag ascend, so come on

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious, so come on…

Fuck Authority" Pennywise
      Someday you gotta find another way, you better right your mind
and live by what you say
Today is just another day unless you set your sights and try to find a way
I say fuck authority
Silent majority
Raised by the system
Now it's time to rise against them
We're sick of your treason
Sick of your lies
Fuck no, we won't listen
We're gonna open your eyes
Frustration, domination, feel the rage of a new generation,
we're livin', we're dyin' and we're never gonna stop, stop tryin'
Stop tryin'
Stop tryin', stop tryin'

You know the time is right to take control,
we gotta take offense against the status quo
No way, not gonna stand for it today, fight for your rights,
it's time we had our say

I say fuck authority
Silent majority
Raised by the system
Now it's time to rise against them
We're sick of your treason
Sick of your lies
Fuck no, we won't listen
We're gonna open your eyes
Frustration, domination, feel the rage of a new generation,
we're livin', we're dyin', we take the time and will endless try and destroy,
enjoy, you fight the world, become a new toy, dominate, eliminate,
do you feel the wrath, wrath of hate?

Fuck authority
Silent majority
Raised by the system
Now it's time to rise against them
We're sick of your treason
Sick of your lies
Fuck no, we won't listen
We're gonna open your eyes
Frustration, domination, feel the rage of a new generation,
we're livin', we're dyin' and we're never gonna stop, stop tryin'
Stop tryin'
Stop tryin', stop tryin'



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