Wednesday, December 12, 2007

"America is under attack"


Henry Rollins is pissed off most of the time and that's good because somebody has to be, and it kind of takes the pressure off. But not really. I find that when he rants about some things he is saying what I think, but I just never put it the way that he can. I don't agree with everything he says, but then my favourite saying is: In a room where everybody thinks the same, nobody thinks very much.

I found the following on YouTube and the transcript on The Impious Digest. There is some swearing in it but that's alright. If someone is more bothered by the swearing than they are by the points he is making, well, whatever I guess.

Henry Rollins Clip Transcript:

Freedom is under attack...under attack by hysterical and well-funded Christian psychotics; intellectually undernourished leaders who lie and manipulate information; over-fed, Baby Huey, coward-bitch motherfuckers like Karl Rove and their suck-up coward-weakling apologists like Sean Hannity. To question authority is to be somehow unpatriotic? Un-American? And in league with terrorists worldwide? Fuck you!

With even election results becoming more and more questionable, the Constitution a thing to be manipulated, ignored, and frivolously amended; even democracy itself seems to be on the run. So where's the one place you can go and tell your version of the truth? Rail against liars, fakes, and propagandists with your own unique propaganda, sign your name to it, and let the whole world know how you feel? That's right. The Internet, perhaps responsible for the most substantial shifts in culture in the last several decades. There's so much freedom and potential on the world-wide-web, that one is barely able to get their head around it. Who in the right mind would dare to regulate or charge websites to be on the Internet? Who would dare to rain on a parade so fantastic that many of us would not know what to do without our high-speed connection and our lives on the Internet?

Actually, some very powerful forces. Telco companies want to make you pay for your site to be carried on the Internet. If you can't afford to pay, guess what? You’re cyber-history pal. The Bush Administration wants major Internet and phone companies to keep track of where their customers surf- all in the name of the War on Terror doncha know?

How much do want to bet they want the Internet regulated, contained, and thrown into a cell at Guantanamo Bay? For a country that talks so much about freedom on the march, seems to me that some people want anything but.

If they come for your freedom, you must not only resist, you must strike back with a vengeance that will stun them. On this front, if your anger and outrage are not on the forefront, then you're already dead. Dead to me anyway. Fuck these cowards! These traitors! These enemies of democracy!

Thanks for watching the show this season.

Never relent

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Anyway... Humouroceros

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ut9-hgFbJWs

http://impiousdigest.com/index.php

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