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2009

A Fist in the System
Thursday, 22 October 2009 05:41
by Tim Gatto

Try as I will, I can’t stop opening my big, fat mouth. You would think that after six years of pointing out what’s seriously wrong with what’s happening around us and to us that I’d be sick and tired of trying to point these things out to people. Some people agree with what I write, others read what I write but it doesn’t register and the majority of people either watch TV for their news or listen to right wing radio or watch FOX and don’t see anything I’ve written. There is an old saying that I’d like to update; “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink, and you can point out the truth to people but you can’t make them think.”

For those that understand why I write what I do, my apologies, I’m not including you. Still you may want to read on because I’m going to break some new ground (at least for me). I can see some things very clearly and I believe that the majority of people in the United States are finally waking up. Unfortunately, the people that are doing the most to respond to what they see are not on the Left, they are on the Right. It’s come to a point where Left and Right have more than a few commonalities. Both sides abhor what happened with the Wall Street bailout and the disgusting profits the elite are making off the taxpayer’s back, and both sides see our civil liberties being swallowed up by a fascist federal government. We all see that corporations own our elected representatives and the Executive branch. I don’t believe that any on the far right would disagree with me.

We could just sit and watch what happens, but the truth of the matter is we can’t afford to do that (at least those of us on the Left). If and when rebellion comes, we will find ourselves facing a far-right insurrection with nothing to say about it. I read an article I received from Citizen’s for Legitimate Government today and even though the article was written in 2003, the words are even more appropriate today.


“It will take time, but it's time to get more left-leaning liberals and outright leftists to at least POSE a threat, by getting organized and getting ARMED. It's time to get well past this liberal phobia and taboo about weapons and force. After all, our liberalism was won with a REVOLUTIONARY WAR! They used real guns in that war. The French Revolution was also a WAR and they used real weapons there too.
But, it is still a myth that the US citizens are powerless against their government, a government that has become tyrannical and has usurped our democratic rights. We are not powerless against it. If we get organized and armed, and form a force of hundreds of thousands, we can overcome this government, or pose enough of a threat to have power. The government cannot drop a nuclear bomb on DC. It cannot risk the lives of whole cities, without revealing its own contradictions that is. Further, there is no guarantee that the military will remain loyal to a government that continually reveals itself as imperialistic and ruthless and having no real concern for its own personnel.”
- Charles Southwell

Like one of my favorite songs says (indulge me);

In The Red

Molotov

This is the hammer n piston, this is a fist in this system,
if you think this is a metaphor then you ain’t fucking listening!
This is a mantra, a rant, a chant, from a voice in dissent,
because i ain’t swallowing or following these hollow incantations of exploitation that they keep advocating’.
Based upon false foundations, built upon sweatshop nations,
I say don’t wear it down, tear it down, take the wealth, share it round,
without the workers there’d be, no society to be found.
The rich keep thieving but they’d have us believing’ that it’s fair,
that the lions share go to those who, have no need for it.
Babies r starving while they’re carving brand names in their back,
n you wonder why i say, turn n attack, I’m not,
hell yeah I’m a socialist, you know this by the words that I flow,
this ain’t no joke & every word that I’ve spoken will show this.
Capitalism is a prison of greed, fuck what they want.
I’m interested in what the whole world needs!

we’re the left, we’re the red,
we’re the noise , in your head,
we’re the voice, when the poor,
sing, NO FUCKIN' MORE,
this is the sound,
of it all comin’ down,
of it all comin down........

See they say,
just start as u mean 2 go on, well
i don't mean 2 go on but, till this wars won,
there’s no justice in the USA, IRAQ or Australia
in Cuba or China or… Venezuela.
Whether you’re a leftist or rightist, blackest or whitest,
a writer, a fighter, CIA or al QUEDA,
Capitalist, socialist, feminist, pacifist,
more hardcore than a fist full ‘o anarchists?
Out in the street, bringing heat with the Molotov’s,
till they send the dogs along, 2 knock our blocks off.
Passive resistance or violent insistence,
either way kids, i don’t think they're listening!
Time to up the ante, in the cities and the shanties,
show the balance-of-power-ain’t with the few it’s with the many,
black, brown, white, united is the key, till
there ain’t no power like the power of the people!


So maybe I’m getting a wee bit radical, but radical times call for radical measures. When Iread today that Goldman Sachs (the biggest contributor to political campaigns in the U.S.) had made three billion on the last quarter buy buying up failing banks with bad investments (with their TARP loans) and then, after the bailout, sold them all after they regained liquidity and then kept the profits, I was stunned!


Hey, when are we going to take back this country? Just a question…

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