Keep politics out of rock n roll, or so some of you say: were young, we just wanna have fun, we just wanna get loaded, man, & hang out with Boaby G. We wanna get fucked off of our heads we dont DO responsibility. Were not gonna worry about a future were not even sure were gonna sign up for yet. Are we?
Dildos every last one of you. Youre running away & once you start running youll be running the rest of your life. Until you catch an arrow in your back.
R.A.R., A.N.L., C.N.D., GREENPEACE just four examples of successful political activism. Now try & think of one that was formed in recent memory (& that doesnt include Drunken Abusive Unfaithful Husbands For Justice). What the fuck is up with you lot? Dont you realise we have a reputation in this country for kicking against the pricks.
Have you all forgotten the miners strike & the dissolution of the Trade Unions (like the monasteries & non-Parliamentary castles before them), the poll tax riots, the occupation of Northern Ireland, the privatisation of our nationalised industries, the corruption of our rail network, the gridlock on our roads & the mass rape of vast swathes of rural Britain by faceless corporate shadows - THE ILLEGAL WARS?
Go on, have a look out of the window. Wake up & turn on the cappuccino machine in your minimalist industrial kitchen. Open the shutters of your state of the art inner city loft conversion & inhale the bullshit. Its overpowering. The stench can permeate even the richest walls & the plushest carpets. Do you feel safe?
We live in a world that has changed beyond recognition in the last 50 years - both politically & morally. The Jews/Israelis, one of the major oppressed races of WW2, have now become the Noughties Nazis the all new oppressors (& anyone who feels that is remotely anti-semitic should consider Israels current policy for dealing with Palestine) backed to the hilt by the US & the UK (both, ironically, Christian Fundamentalist right-wing apologists with a Holy Land protection mentality Bush is such a convincing Christian, doncha think?). Its a world turned upside down.
So, dont write to us & tell us politics doesnt belong in music. If you cant face your responsibility as a human being & carry an equal load on your shoulders throughout your life for the benefit of your community & the world at large - then fuck off & shoot yourself now - while theres still time. Its not about me/him/her & it definitely isnt about you either. Its an us thing - & that doesnt mean airy fairy hippie idealism it just mean weve got each others backs. Comprende?
You dont just owe it to your self, you owe it to us too. Keep politics out of rock n roll. Shut your fucking mouth till you know the truth.
Jean Encoule tMx10 June 03