I feel like Iron Eyes Cody (I think he was an Italian from Louisiana) in that commercial from the ‘70s. He was having a cry over the environment (I think ‘having a cry’ is the proper tense for a single tear) and I’m having a cry over our society. People, we are doomed. I thought Idiocracy was lampooning us… it was holding up a mirror. I used to think the world was filled with all sorts of wonderful people. Used to. Here’s where the tear begins to drip out of my eye hole… <sigh>
Racing The Angels – Matraca Berg
A former FBI coordinator is telling people that when she visited the Flight 93 crash site on 9/11 she “saw angels circling the field.” It’s in her new book. The one she wrote after retiring due to stress. This makes me sad and angry. It seems exploitive. Can’t the family and loved ones of those who died EVER be left to grieve without people trying to reach into their pockets? We are all very confused.
Sad And Lonely – Secret Machines
A woman died at Comic Con in San Diego yesterday. She was attempting to ‘get a good spot’ for a Twilight thingy. And she ran against a red light and a car didn’t see her. You’re gone in a flash because it’s so much better to be 15 rows from a stage filled with Twilight actors instead of all the way back in the 16th row. We are ‘marketed’ into a frenzy for sh*t that doesn’t really matter. We are all very sad and very lonely.
Life Is What You Make It – NAS (featuring DMX)
Tom Cruise is “a complete god” according to scientologists. We are desperate for meaning.
The Ol Switcheroo – One High Five
What’s the theme the Republicans have settled on for killing ‘healthcare’. “It’s taking away your freedom!” And people are buying it. I think if you and your family want to be without health care because that’s your right as a god damned ‘mericun so be it. But that means you’ve got to carry an “I Refuse Health Insurance” Card and pay in cash up front and not to expect any ‘hand outs’. And PLEASE no trampling on my freedoms here in the Ol USofA… I want people to be able to get decent coverage and kids to live and no one to be turned away from hospitals or refused treatment because it’s too expensive and/or ultimately bankrupted… except for you “I Refuse Health Insurance” people… that’s your right. We are very malleable.
Amerika V. 6.0 (The Best We Can Do) – Steve Earle
American People believe:
- the system is corrupt,
- hate corporations,
- despise banks and
continue to support policies that reinforce all these things being true.
I heard a quote the other day which struck me as true… “Americans don’t speak out against the injustices of our monetary/political system because they always believe they’re only a day away from being millionaires.” We are not living in reality.
Yep. The single tear just reached the corner of my mouth and it’s bitter. Time to get on the life-cycle.
The Daily Soundtrack will be back tomorrow with some happy nonsense to make you feel better.