August 15, 2011

[Music] The Whole F**king Thing Is Coming Down


Hedge funds, derivatives, tea pot dome
wall street gambling, using your home
congress isn't gonna do a single fucking thing
because their campaign contributions all come attached to strings
The Democratic Party is a failing institution
what we need now is a real revolution

The United States is a global empire
The Factory owner is a fucking vampire
sucking wealth from the poor
committing wage theft
who will work for you when we've starved to death?

CHORUS: And the whole fucking thing is coming down x4

I work full time in a factory
but that doesn't mean I can afford to eat
I've got student loans, but no degree
so I'm gonna die working at a machine
No health insurance, we're all temporary hires
so if we get sick we'll just hurry up and die

wages so low we can't afford the rent
so we have to rely on the government
but the rich man doesn't want to pay his taxes
so the social programs, they'll all get the axe
we don't complain, we don't bitch
the only thing we've got left to eat is the rich

CHORUS: and the whole fucking thing is coming down x4


  1. Nice song haha

    I'd be very interested to know if you've done much reading on the U.S. food industry and factory farming in general. I've been having a pretty intense internal struggle whether or not I can justify eating meat. I know this is unrelated, I just figured I'd ask anyways.

  2. I have done some reading on the US food industry and factory farming in general. I recommend you see the film "fresh."

    As to whether you can justify it... if you want to, you can probably justify anything. George Bush justified invading Iraq by saying that we were going because they were involved in 9-11, and then to protect against WMDs... and then for freedom and democracy. All of which were bullshit, but that didn't stop him from doing what he wanted or justifying it. :-P

    Here's my personal moral code when it comes to eating meat.

    I prefer not to. If it's factory farmed meat, it's no good. I do buy local organic meat direct from the farmer or butcher though. Grass fed beef is actually good for the environment, it completes the carbon cycle, the nitrogen cycle, etc. You don't have any of the problems with disease, antibiotics, grain monoculture, or large concentrations of fecal matter that you get with factory farms and factory feedlots.

    So, if meat is local, grass-fed, and organic, it's okay by me. I still would prefer to eat a diet made largely of fruits and veggies and grains, and most of my meals are either vegetarian or vegan.

    If meat is going to be thrown away, I feel it's a huge disrespect to the animal, so I will eat it in that situation.

    Also, I live in a rural area, and hunting is a thing people do. That seems fine by me as well.

  3. Right, right. I'm not necessarily interested in attempting to justify a ridiculously cruel industry just to serve my own appetite. I'm finding that I agree more and more with your reasoning. I read Jonathon Foer's 'Eating Animals' as well as watched several documentaries. I'm thinking it would be more beneficial to support those ranchers and farmers that do it the right way than to not purchase meat at all.

  4. If we can support those who do it right, we are helping to provide that option for others who want to make the switch by providing them with the business to stay afloat.

  5. I look at it this way. Animals want to live. I can live without consuming them, so I do.

    As a general rule, less suffering in the world, by any sentient being is a good thing.

    I'm a vegan.