Why this? Because it’s the middle of the night. Because my head is throbbing and I’m getting sick. Because I’m laughing on the inside after being told by anonymous jokers that I don’t care about things simply because I’m disenchanted by US political process and options after 18 years of voting and playing the game religiously. Because I think it’s absolutely hilarious that someone would think I was hurting 24 Hour Party Pooper’s “credibility” by stating as much. Because I’m frustrated with myself for taking such a boiler-plate comment to heart in any degree. Because it’s the middle of the night and if I wait any longer I’ll talk myself out of it.
Crass got it right more often than they got it wrong.
“Boring fucking politics that’ll get us all shot, Left wing, right wing, you can stuff the lot.”
–“White Punks On Hope”
“I never set out to profit from another, Those smarmy bastards would steal from their mother. They’ve got the lot, that’s what they want you to think, Read between the lines, you’ll see the missing link.”
-“I Ain’t Thick It’s Just A Trick”
“ Fuck the politically minded, here’s something I want to say, About the state of nation, the way it treats us today. At school they give you shit, drop you in the pit, You try, you try, you try to get out, but you can’t because they’ve fucked you about. Then you’re a prime example of how they must not be, This is just a sample of what they’ve done to you and me.“
-“Do They Owe Us A Living?”
(Note: This song, in particular, has always grated against my independently-minded ways but these lyrics are priceless and resonant.)
This is positively the last politically charged post on this issue you’ll get from me until closer to the presidential general election. At least for now, this issue is dead.