There Is No Alternative

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You’re told (that) your life has no limits - a liberal and liberated being, but
Limits of our freedom stops where their interests are threatened
Always searching for an escape. What they called free trade and liberty - i call it attempted murder and climate of impunity

Leaders are all dressed in the uniforms of normality. Fanning the flame of brutality.
The deadly dance of harmonization will burn our cultural diversity...to the ground.

They build our beliefs - maintaining a dark veil

Limits of our world are the limits of our own fear
Their words eat the world
Hell makes the connection
We are the profane choked / strangled by their esotericism
Born with no rights - suffocating all our life

There is more than meets the eye
Find a cure we will burn by their lies
Our blood is contaminated – victim – of human hatred

What are you afraid of? What do you expect from suffering?

Push your limit we must order the new world
Become a threat even if they steal what you get
They're playing their game and we're part of it
We're born equal and free - bowed and on our knees

I will never be part of it
They will not obtain my silent, obedient consent
Smash their greed, smash their power

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Commentary

Repeating again and again that people need a political structure (vertical or top-down) to live in a society is part of slow process of mental conditioning. We confine ourselves in thoughts such as “I’m not capable of”, “it’s too complex”, “There is no alternative”, and the notion that “man is a wolf to man” justifying the need for “leaders” to “control and protect us”. We are convincing ourselves that we are nothing but free. And what we believe can become the truth, not only for ourselves but also for others.

"The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very likely debate within that spectrum" Noam Chomsky, The Common Good (1998)

Alternatives exist. They’re out of this spectrum but they are demonized because ruled “non-compliant”; so as to have us remain in a security bubble “for our own good". And this is the same pathetic story with the economic system in which we all live.

“These [globalist and market-centric discourses] continue to naturalize globalization and ‘the markets’ as out there, all-determining and irresistible forces, while equating neoliberalism with a market-assisted process of state withdrawal. The two discourses are, needless to say, very closely entwined, since a defining feature of neoliberalism is its necessitarian, there-is-no-alternative character and its invocation of a ‘politics of inevitability’ based on a deference to (global) economic forces” Jamie Peck. “Geography and public policy: Constructions of neoliberalism” (2004).

It’s easy to lie and wait, it is what’s expected of us: distancing ourselves from complex topics, conforming to the status quo, legitimize their power; while we peacefully wait for our last breath.

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from Ordinary Violence, released October 21, 2016

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