Self Titled (Re​-​Issue)

by Iskra

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Insurgence 02:56
A violent clash with the oppressor class A war forced upon the common people all across the lands Perpetrated by the leaders and administrators of a criminal shitstem The time has come to turn our hearts and minds to war. Targeting the metropoles of capitalist empires Develop strategies which feed insurrectionary fires. Its the leaders final race to enslave the populations Any tactic is justified to maintain revolutionary stations. War With the system. Participation of populations Seditious deconstruction. War With the system. Federated cells of resistance Subvert and destroy. Assault and expropriation; Seizures and Occupation Demoralize the government w/ strikes and disruption. Construct barricades; cause confusion and diversion Everyday sabotage and resistance to grind down the system. Developing methods of opposition with strong security and defense Long periods of silence then sudden attacks Keep the enemy nervous, unaware of your next hit Clandestine aggression to loosen their grip. Work illegitimate jobs, evade any tax All the money sucked from us supports the ruling class. Expropriation from the system is a dignified career An independent and unified under class is their greatest fear. Houses in the city can act as collective cells Pockets of community within an urban hell. Communication between environments to build autonomy Networks of conscience working people is a way to be free. At war against the system Seek out and identify structures of authority. At war with the system Challenge domination, challenge hierarchy The power of the people is the force of life No idealistic vanguard, we’ll lead ourselves in the fight. Organizational forms must develop from our own situations Any tactic is justified to maintain revolutionary stations.
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Remember those people who live inside cages Denied basic rights and no hope for parole. Prisoners who gave their lives for revolution Surrounded in silence, does anybody know? Their family is gone, their friends are dead Forced to concede they have no control. They’re given no respect, their dignity stripped Does anybody know? In moral innocence, will they die alone? will anybody know? They’d seen the sign of truth out there They let the people know of mindless terror everywhere does anybody know? A body bound,A body dragged Broken skin, broken bones Tortured inside a cement cell Where Nobody will know. A stolen life, a living hell Does anybody know? The Black Panthers, A.I.M, and MOVE Struggling for dignity, fighting racial oppression Black Liberation Army, FALN, and RATF Working towards autonomy, against imperialist expansion Earth Liberation Front, Animal Liberation Front Fighting to stop the continued destruction of life on this planet When a so-called democratic systems ignore the voices of conscience Direct action is the only recourse for developing opposition. The New York 3, The Move 9, The Panther 21, Adolpho Matos , Alberto Rodriguez,Alejandrina Valentin, Bill Dunne, Larry Giddings, David Gilbert, Mutulu Shakur, Dylcia Pagan, Edwin Cortes, Alicia Rodriguez, Tom Manning, Anthony Bottom, Bashir Hameed, Hanif Bey, Leonard Peletier, Laura Whitehorn, Marshal Conway, Linda Evans, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Luis Rosa, Mark Cook, Pat Moloney, Juan Segarra Palmer, Ida Luz Rodriguez, Jihad Abdul Mumit, Ray Luc Levasseur, Shaka Shakur,Pavel Koupa, Eric Wildcat Hall, Ted Kaczynski, Helen Woodson: These people are currently serving sentences for their conscious political activities, they have sacrificed their freedom to build a revolutionary movement in support of a free existence based on mutual aid, justice, and respect. They’re in a cage this very night A life sentence or a death sentence. Their spirits live while their body’s bound Does anybody know? Everyone remember that they’re still there Everyone should know.
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Canada has taken steps to redefine the laws of marriage Same sex unions are now possible throughout the nation. Yet popular anti-gay sentiment exists on our streets to this day One third of lesbians and gays are victims of violent aggression. why are you threatened by one’s choice of lover? You say it is morally inferior for the same sex to love another. Your hatred affirms your values Taught by faith-based institutions. Your hatred is the result Of myths and illusions. Many have eyes but cannot see Bigotry is a product of our society. Prejudiced value systems Imposed by religious orthodoxy. The right wing openly denounce queer Creating a culture of distrust and fear. State parties sanctioning xenophobia Promoting their supremacist utopia. Gays and lesbians are a ‘threat to innocent children’ Gays and lesbians are ‘rampant with disease’ Gays and lesbians are ‘corrupting society’ Gays and lesbians are ‘the same as murderers and thieves’ The Bush administration Spearheading a campaign of hate Derailing progressive ideas Promoting a tyrannical state. Issuing regulations Furthering discrimination Constitutional amendments Making queer illegal throughout the nation. Benefits stripped from workers Involved in same sex unions Anti gay propaganda in the schools More deranged conclusions Who gave these bastards power? Why do they control our lives? What gives them the right to judge? How long do we tolerate their lies? Decent human beings must put a stop to this misery. Equality and respect is crucial to our vision of a future society. No tolerance for the bigotry of homophobes. No tolerance for the violence they uphold. No peace for those who will perpetuate cycles of hate Its time to take a stand against the offenses they create. Freedom to love. Freedom to live. Irrational suspicion or hatred is the threat to innocent children. Extreme hostility via ignorance is the rampant disease. Discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity is morally corrupt. Those who promote homophobia are the murderers and thieves.
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Antisect 03:52
“Thy will oh Lord not mine be done” blind submission To myth and illusion. “Be ye perfect as your father in Heaven” Guilt is the weapon To gain psychological ascendence. Vulnerable populations Mystified by religion. Ideologies of confusion Obfuscation of the real. Contradictory dogmas Unquestioningly swallowed At the root of our society Sick doctrines of fantasy. Faith is the faulty tool For those with no explanation. “All is for the greater good” Rape, torture, and starvation. Rhetoric of kindness Rhetoric of nonviolence Yet prohibit sexuality Prohibit gender equality Prohibit alternative existence Prohibit liberation And he who does not take the cross Is unworthy of salvation Action is what we need Towards respectful coexistence We do not require religion To understand moral issues. All is part of God’s “heavenly plan” So rejoice in bloody war, all across the lands. Keep the western world in a “religious frame of mind” “Turn the other cheek” to the suffering of humankind. Blind faith in a father-god tyrant in heaven Is the best excuse for blind faith in a tyrant on earth. A disbelief in Gods Is an affirmation of life. A disbelief in Gods Is an affirmation of purpose. No authority in heaven No authority on earth Cast aside the Gods Freedom from this curse.
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One fact concerning capitalism which could be held as true It has sold the mass of people a deep belief in its values Americans defend state policy, regardless of cost or of peril A million lives, a million lies to preserve their false ideals Capitalism for most Americans is synonymous with democracy Yet the bitter fight for civil-rights is written in our history Any freedom we might enjoy was fought against brutal opposition The men who opposed liberty are those who built this system The wealthy population protects and nurtures its own class Refusing to react responsibly: a historical habit of this caste Far from defending America’s few hard-won rights They threaten democratic process and freedom’s still out of sight If capitalism was all that its defenders claim it to be We would expect to find a truthful, moral, and ethical society Far from that it’s cursed, with a blood-soaked history Europe took an unspoiled continent and ravished without mercy Methodical and deliberate destruction of first nations Is still the haunting price of American ‘Civilization’’ The first slaves from Africa arrived in 1619 150 years before America became an independent colony 500 thousand slaves for a 3 million population Multi generational slavery is how our forefathers built the nation Exploitation, crime, and violence: the fabric of our society Creating distrust, hate, and fear with a warped sense of morality America spends billions forcing economic stations worldwide Yet refuses to pay attention to the problems on their side Vast sums of money channeled into a destructive war machine Destroying lives in other countries: the mark of boundless greed When material advantage lies at the heart of our philosophy How can we expect anything different from what we see? America holds 7 percent of the world’s population America consumes 40 percent of the world’s production No country has medical costs as high as those in the USA No public health insurance in the richest country of the day Why invest in slum clearing and decent housing for the poor Accumulating wealth through exploitation can get the rich so much more A fight against this system is no longer a choice we have to make It’s us against them with the world’s future at stake. A growing concern for our position in a future yet to be Is the hope for radical change towards direct democracy.
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Lyrics by Bob Dylan
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Culmine 02:59
A call to all those people who say we are free Let your blinders fall a moment, tell me what do you see? Is this really the way you want your world to be? It’s no wonder your children stopped listening. Nightsticks, plastic bullets,tear gas and locks Behind every curtain: Molotov cocktails and rocks. False-hearted judges dying in the webs that they spin Only a matter of time before night comes stepping in. Free enterprise and success, we know that's a lie Your labor pays so little one can barely survive. Hopeless eyes only stare, sealed lips make no sound This society is a corpse rotting into the ground. Nightsticks, plastic bullets,tear gas, and locks Behind every curtain: molotov cocktails and rocks. False-hearted judges dying in the webs that they spin Only a matter of time before night comes stepping in. We’ll refuse to be a part of a system we didn’t choose For those of you in power the next move is up to you. You’ve lost our trust, no allegiance nor vows Without the support of the people your system falls to the ground. Your ill bred castle has begun to erode. Constant class war causing systems to corrode. Sure we are scared, Sure we may fall But a lack of choices back us up against the wall. Look into the fiery furnace not far beneath your feet see your own children dying in the streets. Its a shadowy world as the sun sets in the sky Do we choose violent ignorance or penetrate their lies? We can end their reign of blood if we openly criticize If they refuse to listen they’ll pay the hard way for their crimes. Nightsticks, plastic bullets,tear gas, and locks Behind every curtain: molotov cocktails and rocks. False-hearted judges dying in the webs that they spin Only a matter of time before night comes stepping in.
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Ash And Ruin 03:32
Our forces dressed in black Descend upon the site Dismantling the engines of ecocide Earth Liberation every night. Planting ceramic stakes Deep inside the trees To save the last old growth stands Bringing companies their knees. People linking arms In the line of machines Human shields of protection Risking life for a belief. Our earth is in danger From wanton corporate destruction Take control of the situation Fight back with direct action Before the forests become ash and ruin. The private sector runs amok Undermining environmental laws Breaking protection rights Earth’s resources in their claws. Devoid of care or thought The general mass: a walking dead Distracted by a consumer paradise We are willingly led. Consume and forget The capitalists slash and burn Life depends upon nature When will they ever learn? What will it finally take? Burning riots in the street? Peaceful protest has become rhetoric Violent upheaval is what we need. Ash and ruin Corporate laws are constructed And enforced by the state. Attenuating public voice Another S.L.A.P.P. in the face. A corporate funded firing squad Disguised as cops and lawyers Destroying people’s lives To protect the private sector. State and corporate complicity A crime cartel which we allow All life is bound to suffer The time to act now. Ash and ruin
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Blood-red banners united over the fields Where a thousand innocent victims grieve. Desperate populations, divided and conquered A million graves hidden, beneath the fallen leaves Step forth from the shadows to this cursed place Bankers and thieves hungry for power. Blood soaked soil, where you were born Since the bastards set foot: filth, stench and war. Their leaders wait above the celebration Sending their thoughts to the dispossessed. Who’s ivory face is beyond communication With a corpse laden smile they accept his caress. As parasites and worms uphold a social peace We ride past decay and destruction in the ditches. Their sweet pretty flowers have corrupted the mass While disease reeks from their rotting stitches. Torn between servitude and eruption A messenger arrives with a black nightingale. Critical eyes trained on the palace of mirrors Where cruel men construct our fairy tales. The leaders smiling behind closed doors Turning deaf ears to the outraged cries. They’ve betrayed their cause, turned their backs Their death carrion rule from western skies. The bones of the massacre Are forever on their dinner plates The violence of a resistant culture Will be the terror they create. That iron cross around their necks Will drag the social order to its fate. Burning fires, winds of change Will blast their halls and clean the slate. Dog soldiers will fetch their scraps Down the bloody road of imperialist crime. In empty halls where memory is protected Ghost voices whisper from ancient times. At twelve midnight the sun is breaking Broken chains and fallen walls. What measures will be taken? When the graves are exposed and justice calls. Tranquility and splendor on wheels of fire Will bring us reward when the false idols fall. Cruel death will rise and their pale ghosts retreat When the vultures they’ve roosted come home to call. We don’t need your organization We’ve moved your mountains and marked your cards Now our hearts must have the courage For the burning of the guards.
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US imperial systems and the corporate media Inflating threats posed by imperial targets Attacking hapless countries is good for big business Imperial managers issue warnings to misinform the public. Media is complicit, forming a poisoned view of the world Creating mass attention towards otherwise ignored countries Escalated lies, pressuring the public Manufacturing fanaticism to annihilate the enemy Remember Guatemala, Nicaragua, Kosovo The public cheered for victory, a “triumph for democracy” Foreign economic resources the US needed to control Mass slaughtering hidden from the eye of the world. US forces in the region, proxy armies invade Yet the media is unwilling to speak of the US as a threat The immanent victim awaits its own destruction Any actions to defend itself are portrayed as aggression. The official view-the media’s view Unidirectional information, whitewashing the US We live under control, a totalitarian society disguised as the “good guy”, disguised as democracy. Individual words such as “threat” or “aggression” Are never applied to our leaders language or behavior The resultants of a media ideologically subservient The resultants of a media serving a state terrorist agenda. And the bodies are hidden from the camera to create the illusion “Surgical strikes”, “Collateral damage”; all these linguistic diversions Descend into the inferno of a world ruled by hypocritical psychopaths Ethnic slaughter, endless war, perpetual damnation. The year 2003; another violent firestorm US officials convey Iraq as a threat to our existence A country starved to death by US sanctions Iraq poses no threat, its children dying by the millions. The United Snakes of Amerikkka and their dwindling alliance Are the real masters and distributors of Mass Destructive Weapons With their lapdog media, they’ll rain a storm of lies The world’s leading terrorist state, no retribution for their crimes. Will we openly analyze, will we openly criticize? To ensure our friends and families don’t fall victim to their lies. Take the time to analyze, take the time to criticize To ensure our friends and families don’t fall victim to their lies. Despite all that is portrayed on your local TV news We are witnessing a major change in the population’s attitude. Resisting the “virtual parliament” of the private sector Turning the tide against the Western aggressor. Protest around the world with no historical precedent Populations beginning to see the true meaning of the system Anti-Invasion resolution by 50 City Councils of the USA Anti-Invasion protests by millions around the globe today. Public opposition-80% in Spain and Italy regardless of state allegiance, people thinking for themselves. Public opposition-90% in Britain and Portugal People waking up, taking back their minds. Canaduh regards the US as the greatest threat to world peace When people search out information, awareness will increase. Millions joining the ranks of those opposing globalization Developing pressure against United States Aggression.
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A culture of cowardice Our ugliness unveiled Portrayed as a savior Whitewashing our crimes We are the heroes Crowned in our halos Policing the world Passing our judgment Our so-called enemies Are the victims of siege Bathed in our infamy A dark imposing spectrum This war turned system A means to monetary gain Taking control of countries Leaving famine and waste Canadian and American society has long used the corporate media to propagate its own self-righteousness. From emphasizing the divide between social classes to manufacturing scapegoats for political and economic gain. Psychological conditioning over a long period of time has led to two economically separated, yet ultimately conservative, sections of society. The first section: a small percentage of wealthy individuals who run the private sector and maintain influence over local politicians. This class pushes to undermine and control weakened third world countries through proxy regimes and hit squads which support their capitalist structures; fashioning governments into corporate assets while openly neglecting the everyday needs of the people. At the same time they’ll shamelessly blame the poor and underprivileged whenever any of their so-called ‘economic crises’ arise. The second strata is comprised of the middle and lower classes who are often manipulated into believing that our problems stem from loose immigration laws, foreign countries, and liberal political views. Confused, scared, tired and frustrated they often label any criticism as ‘terrorist’ in accordance with the Bush administration’s openly racist agenda. This sociopolitical/pathological climate is leading to our downfall, creating an egotistical and cowardly culture which believes itself righteous and therefore free to brutally coerce the rest of the world. Global cop, global terror. A million dead Without a trace Genocide and destruction Hidden from our face Any depiction of real war Not ‘appropriate’ for broadcast If CNN showed the real story Support for war would never last Delivered propaganda We are mislead to believe In a brutal foreign policy Which supports corporate greed Molded and sedated Trapped in a web of lies Living under a blanket of fear They play with our minds. Answering the prayers of the rich The world trade center fell Initiating invasions and repression The rich will bury us all Increased state suppression TV influence, false connections We’re not allowed to criticize As we bomb countries into recession False leads and hidden agendas To support corrupt institutions Uncovering the truth is the key To any possible solutions.

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