Enough Is Enough

So we don’t know if the truck driver in Nice was a jihadist or not.

It doesn’t matter for the reasons you think it does because truth is hard.

Western policy regarding terrorism is shit ridiculous. Our own president won’t even admit to the number of civilian deaths from our drones in half a dozen countries.

Americans have no idea.

We give more money to Israel in “foreign aid” than to all other countries combined.  We support genocide and the illegal occupation of Palestine. More than just tacit approval of an apartheid state.  We inject tons of cash.  We sponsor it “bigly”.  It’s disgusting.

Israel is a moral liability.  The whole region is on fire because we give so much money to them that their college and health care is free while we pay for them to subjugate and enslave an entire people because of ethnicity and/or religious affiliation.  If we just stopped doing that, things would be better in a heartbeat.

America could not be further from righteousness here.

The 24 hour news cycle spins and twists and pines over this tragedy and utterly fails to attempt the right questions. On one side there is an ignorant orangutan calling for the banning of people based on their religious affiliation and on the other we have a would be world leader who never met a war she didn’t adore fomenting for the military industrial complex because that’s her goddamn base.

Palestine has no army, no air force and no navy.

Our long history of intervention is a case study in clusterfuck.

The solution is as elegant as it is simple.  Leave them the fuck alone.  There is zero chance of solving any of this centuries old bullshit militarily.  It makes it goddamn exponentially worse.  Every time, it makes it worse.  We’ll save shit loads of money and lives but there will be no profit for once.

It only goes on because it’s profitable.

And, newsflash, foreign terrorists are hardly an existential threat.  Your chances of being gunned down by a toddler with a gun are far greater.

But we are greedy and they are petroleum product flush beyond belief.  The answer here is simple too.  We are absolutely capable of a power grid dependent almost entirely upon renewable resources.  We are there.  If you believe otherwise, you are gullible.  Developmentally challenged.  Probably a climate denier.

Here’s an idea, take the money we spend to allow Israel to be the biggest dick in the middle east and spend it on our own people who no have access to health care, a decent education or a not so stupid hair cut.

They don’t hate us for our religion, our way of life or our freedom.  They don’t give a mad fuck about any of that. They hate us because we won’t stop fucking with them.  All we have to do is stop.  What we do now is ridiculous anyway.  Battling mosquitoes with machine guns. Ant colonies with tomahawk missiles.  Killing as many innocents as enemies.  We keep spending more and more on the ability to annihilate whole countries when that hasn’t been the problem for decades.

Goddamn this is stupid.

Binary thinking.  Conservatives versus liberals.  Democrats versus republicans.  Socialists versus capitalists.  Islam versus Christianity.  Girls versus boys.

It has to end immediately.

Or it goes on forever.

Drinks for my friends.

*This band was called Number 9.  The whole project was a nightmare.  I recorded some of it, mixed all of it and produced none of it.  The producer was a semi famous songwriter who sat to my right and constructed masks out of track sheets and gear templates so that when I finally looked at him he was full on mocking me with one of my own cigarettes in his mouth.  We were in some cheap ass studio in Chatsworth and this was my best effort.  I couldn’t get any crisp or crunch out of the weird McNeve console.  The label still owes me $800. It’s crazy to me that I did this for a living for almost 15 years.  Goddamn I was good at it. This one is for you Risk Hataway.*

 

 

 

 

5 Responses to “Enough Is Enough”

  • CH:

    stinking break up song eh. Thanks for the shout out

  • reiya:

    THIS IS ONE OF YOUR BEST PIECES. MY MOTHER HAS TRAVELED THE WORLD, AND SHE IS HELLA SMART. SHE ALWAYS SAYS U.S. SHOULD MIND OUR OWN BUSINESS. LET’S FACE IT, WE ALWAYS CAUSE MORE HARM THAN GOOD.

    ON ANOTHER NOTE BERNIE, I THINK IF POLITICS AND THE MACHINE WAS A FACE; HIS WOULD BE UP IN IT SO CLOSE AS NOT TO BE ABLE TO SEE THE CHIN FOR IT OWN SAKE. HE IS WOEFULLY SUCKED INTO THE PROPAGANDA AND LACKS, THE ABILITY FOR A VISION OF AUTONOMY FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE U.S.
    AS IF THE TWO PARTIES OWN US, AND THE MEDIA DOSES OUT THE CHEAP GAUDY GREEN KOOL AID, IT KEEPS THE AUDIENCE STIRRED UP, WITH CHERRY RED LIQUID SUGAR. WE GOT US ALL THESE UN EDUCATED AMERICANS, WHO BARELY MAKE IT WITH THEIR BLUE COLLAR JOBS, FULL OF SHAME LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO BLAME,OR AT LEAST POUND THEIR FACE DOWN INTO THE DIRT LIKE THE WAY THEY FEEL. 2ND CLASS HOBO’S WATCHING OTHER PEOPLE GET ALL THE LUCRE AND LONG FORGOTTEN DREAMS. ONLY THE WILL, OF THE PEOPLE CAN CHANGE THE TWO PARTY SYSTEM, AND THE PEOPLE AREN’T LOOKING ANYWHERE THAT MATTERS.

  • Jennifer:

    EXCELLENT PIECE – also great music – and yes, you are amazing in a studio. Consider a podcast. You have such a good voice and you should be on NPR. And I agree with the above in a lot of ways, we should mind our own business. At least until we work on ourselves and Brother Man – we need a LOT of work. Don’t eat yellow snow.

  • reiya:

    THE SKANK CHOSE CAIN, FOR V.P., HIS CLAIM TO FAME IS HE SPEAKS EXCELLENT FLUENT SPANISH, DUAH…SO THE FUCK WHAT. I WAS NEVER TAUGHT SPANISH, IN MY AMERICAN SCHOOL. WHEN I LIVED IN WATSONVILLA, CA; I WAS AMAZED THE WAY MEXICANS TREAT WHITE MEN AS IF THEY WERE THERE GODS. THEY LOOKED AT ME AS IF I WAS WHITE TRASH..REALLY I’VE NEVER DONE DRUGS,NOR ENGAGED IN TRASHY BEHAVIOR. MOSTLY JUST WORKED SINCE THE TIME I WAS 10 EVERY NIGHT AFTER SCHOOL, OUT UNTIL THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT SLEEPING ON LUMPY SOFA’S,OFTEN GOING WITHOUT DINER. FUCK I WOULD GO TO SCHOOL DEAD TIRED, THERE WAS THE TIME I ALMOST DROPPED A CHILD LIFTING HER INTO HER BUNK BED. THE CHEAP STOOL SLIPPED OUT FROM UNDER MY FEET, I WRENCHED THE HELL OUT OF MY BACK, SERIOUS PAIN, AND I HAD TO SET IN THOSE LITTLE DESK AT SCHOOL. LEARNING NOTHING. WE HAD NO HEALTH INSURANCE, BUT SUFFERED AND SURVIVED.

    THEN WHEN WAS WORKING IN SANTA CLARA, CA I MET MY FIRST FIANCÉE’ HE WAS SLIGHTLY OLDER A VIET NAM WAR VET, NOT ONLY DID HE SELF DESTRUCT AND DIE…ALL THE OTHER GUY’S WE KNEW WERE DYING OFF IN DROVES AFTER THEY GOT HOME. OF COURSE THEN THERE WERE THE BOAT PEOPLE, WHOM RECEIVED $10.000 MONEY TO RESETTLE.THAT DROVE HOUSING PRICES WAY UP, NOT ONLY THAT I’M RELATIVELY TALL WEIRD THAT FOREIGN WOMAN WOULD LOOK DOWN THEIR NOSE AT ME. A GOOD CHINESE VIETNAMESE FRIEND OF MINE SAID SHE KNOWS WHAT LOOK I’M TALKING ABOUT. I DON’T KNOW? THAT LOOK, AND MY FIANCÉE DEATH REALLY MADE ME WONDER ABOUT THE U.S.?

    THEIR WERE TIMES I WORKED MANDATORY OVER TIME,”WHICH WAS PERMITTED IN THE INDUSTRY I WORKED IN” OTHER TIMES TWO JOBS, JUST TO BE ABLE TO AFFORD THE RENT. HELL WHEN I ACCIDENTALLY GOT PREGNANT I WAS SO FREAKING SKINNY AND UNDERFED. I HAD AN ABORTION, WORRIED THE CHILD WOULD COME OUT DEFORMED. I THINK I’M GOING TO VOTE FOR DUMB ASS TRUMP. I WAS THINKING ABOUT THE PEACE AND FREEDOM PARTY, BUT I’M SICK OF PEOPLE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES TREATING ME LIKE SHIT.OLDER GERMANS, THEY ALSO LOOK DOWN THEIR UGLY ASS AT ME, THEY HAVE MONEY, I THINK IT IS MONEY STOLEN FROM COLLABORATING WITH THE NAZI’S. THEN THEIR IS THE IRANIAN AND TURK ASS HOLES I’VE HAD TO DEAL WITH. THEY MURDER PEOPLE, COME TO THE U.S AND GET A FREE RIDE. ALSO THE MEN FROM SOMALIA, OR NORTH AFRICA, HANGING OUT ALL DAY AT COFFEE HOUSES, ALSO LOOKING DOWN THEIR NOSE AT PEOPLE,SO FUCKING INSULTING.

    I ALSO WORKED AROUND STANFORD UNIVERSITY AND NEAR THE HOOVER INSTITUTE. MANY OF THE PEOPLE WORKING THERE “I SWEAR TO GOD, DO NOT EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH” THESE ARE PEOPLE REALLY HIGH UP, LIVING IN THE UTMOST LUXURY. THEIR KIDS’ AND THE PRIVATE SCHOOL EDUCATION, IVY LEAGUE ETC..WOULD EXPLAIN THEIR PARENTS JOBS, ETC.. ADMITTED THE PARENTS ONLY READ ENGLISH OR WHAT EVER. AMERICAN’S ARE SO STUPID AND UP IN OTHER PEOPLE AND COUNTRIES BUSINESS, WE CAN’T EVEN EDUCATE OUR POOR CHILDREN AT THE PRIMARY LEVEL. JUST CYCLE THEM INTO PRISON, BRING FOREIGNERS IN TO WORK. THE NEW BAY BRIDGE BETWEEN OAKLAND AND S.F., WAS BUILD BY THE CHINESE. WE DON’T DESERVE NOR WILL WE HAVE A FUTURE OF PEACE. HILLARY DIDN’T WORRY WHO SAW HER CONFIDENTIAL EMAILS. SHE HAS NO SENSE OF AMERICA, NO SENSE OF STATE, OR BORDERS ONE CORPORATE WHORE, THAT THINKS SHE’LL RUN EVERYTHING HER CORPORATE WAY. THE WHORE, WE ARE TRASH, BEING TRASHED BY SHITTY LEADERSHIP. TRUMP IS A DOPE BUT HE HAS MY VOTE!
    NEXT TIME ASS HOLES TREAT ME LIKE CRAP, I’LL THINK NOW IT’S YOU AND YOUR’S TURN TO GO FIGHT A WAR..GET OFF MY ASS, AND PICK ON SOMEONE FAR AWAY IDIOTS. SAVE THE LIONS, TIGERS AND ELEPHANTS SAVE THE DOLPHINS, SICK PEOPLE ON ONE ANOTHER. HAAA

  • reiya:

    I’m over it, the Democratic convention has been pretty good! Vice President Biden was awesome. I must admit Trump will stoop so deep into the gutter that as a human Being he Stinks. Trump is like a bad disease, scary like Frankenstein. Michelle Obama may run for President herself one day, though I doubt it. The Dem’s aren’t all bad, though they sure have gone more corporate, than I think the People of the United States desire. No government is perfect, it behooves us the populace to lead with ideals and values we wish our government officials to Emulate. The political machine, is ugly as hell. Hillary at the wheel, I doubt it will crash. I guess this is all that I have to say.

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