Sunday, January 29, 2006

Paper Tiger

Just like a paper tiger

Torn apart by idle hands

Through the helter skelter morning

Fix yourself while you still can





No more ashes to ashes

No more cinders from the sky

Let all the laws of creation

Tell a dead man how to die





Oh deserts down below us

And storms up above

Like a stray dog gone defective

Like a paper tiger in the sun





Looking through a broken diamond

To make the past what it should be

Through the ruins and the weather

Capsized boats into the sea





Oh deserts down below us

And storms up above

Like a stray dog gone defective

Like a paper tiger in the sun





We're just holding on to nothing

To see how long nothing lasts






Oh deserts down below us

And storms up above

Like a stray dog gone defective

Like a paper tiger in the sun





There's one road to the morning

There's one road to the truth

There's one road back to civilization

But there's no road back to you.

Beck Hansen
Paper Tiger
Sea Change album

Losing your wife. Losing your country. Watching this world melt and turn to poison.
What more is there to say, really. I'm fighting for a lost cause.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Let them eat cake...

DuOh!

Gee, I wonder why the Federal Reserve recently announced it was/would soon end its current cycle of rate raising? Could it be they have $100B in debt (bonds) they need to unload next month -- a feat made that much harder under rising rates... so now I guess there is no inflation ergo no more reason to raise rates.

So I say let these pathetic neocons destroy the middle class. Let them stack our Courts with lying conservatives and our Congress with sleazy dollar-a-fuck whores. After all, anyone with eyes to see knows that the end of American "empire" is well underway. America produces nothing. America consumes too much. America kills without justification. America is sick. And by the simple law of cause-and-effect, America will pay for her sins.

And the 21st century will confirm what history has always confirmed: a government that neither informs nor protects its citizens from their worst, all-too-human impulses: greed, stupidity, hypocrisy and hubris -- is destined to drown in its own blood.