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  1. Re: “It is game over”:

    The political GAME, indeed. While the masses play or watch the silly game, serious things are being done by and for the privileged elites behind the scene. We can only guess what is being done (the game of politics, being designed to distract from reality, really gives us no clue) – but whatever it is that’s being done, we can be sure it’s good for the elites and not good for us – and also we can be sure there is no grand conspiracy because what’s being done is the inescapable nature and logic of the system itself!

    It can’t be “game over for American democracy” because Americans never had democracy. The system Americans do have has a different name. The American “revolution” of 1776 was entirely different from the real revolution of 1789.

  2. Everyone is after control of this Yankee Empire … of dirt …

    …What have I become?
    My sweetest friend
    Everyone I know goes away
    In the end

    And you could have it all
    My EMPIRE OF DIRT
    I will let you down
    I will make you hurt

    If I could start again
    A million miles away
    I would keep myself
    I would find a way

    https://youtu.be/8AHCfZTRGiI

    • @Banned For Life – That is a really terrific song; and a very powerful performance you linked to.

      It reminded me of a vivid memory I have of my hearing own elderly father, a consummate amateur musician who affected a Johnny Cash-like style, singing the Merle Haggard song, “Are the good times really over”.

      I had stopped by my father’s house around Christmastime, unexpectedly, and I could hear him inside singing and playing his electric guitar. (I hadn’t even known he still played it.) My father lived alone, as his second wife, who was a decade younger than him, had died unexpectedly at Christmas a few years before. Hearing him singing, unobserved, in that plaintive voice was a moment that haunts me still.

      • Johnny Cash seven months before he died films this cover of “Hurt” and hits it out of the park. I admire his talents and he was humble and on the same level as all the rest of us — sinners worthy of death — every single one of us.

        I will now always associate Johnny Cash with his cover of “Hurt”. In fact the original artist while watching his video of “Hurt” was so moved emotionally he praised Johnny Cash’s performance and said that it was no longer his song.

        When Reznor was asked if Cash could cover his song, Reznor said he was “flattered” but worried that “the idea sounded a bit gimmicky.” He became a fan of Cash’s version, however, once he saw the music video.

        I pop the video in, and wow… Tears welling, silence, goose-bumps… Wow. [I felt like] I just lost my girlfriend, because that song isn’t mine anymore… It really made me think about how powerful music is as a medium and art form. I wrote some words and music in my bedroom as a way of staying sane, about a bleak and desperate place I was in, totally isolated and alone. [Somehow] that winds up reinterpreted by a music legend from a radically different era/genre and still retains sincerity and meaning – different, but every bit as pure.

        Mike Campbell (acoustic guitar) and Benmont Tench (piano, organ, mellotron) of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers played on the track. Smokey Hormel also played guitar on the track.

        Music video

        The music video was directed by former Nine Inch Nails collaborator Mark Romanek, who sought to capture the essence of Cash, both in his youth and in his older years. In a montage of shots of Cash’s early years, twisted imagery of fruit and flowers in various states of decay, seem to capture both his legendary past and the stark and seemingly cruel reality of the present. Much of the video is in a style deliberately reminiscent of vanitas paintings, thus emphasising the lyrics’ mood of the futility and passing nature of human achievements. According to literature professor Leigh H. Edwards, the music video portrays “Cash’s own paradoxical themes”.

        Romanek had this to say about his decision to focus on the House of Cash museum in Nashville:

        It had been closed for a long time; the place was in such a state of dereliction. That’s when I got the idea that maybe we could be extremely candid about the state of Johnny’s health, as candid as Johnny has always been in his songs.

        When the video was filmed in February 2003, Cash was 71 years old and had serious health problems. His frailty is clearly evident in the video. He died seven months later, on September 12; his wife, June Carter Cash, who is shown gazing at her husband in two sequences of the video, had died on May 15 of the same year.

        In July 2011, the music video was named one of “The 30 All-TIME Best Music Videos” by Time. It was ranked the greatest music video of all time by NME.

        Awards

        The Johnny Cash cover was given the Country Music Association award for “Single of the Year” in 2003. It ranked as CMT’s top video for 2003, No. 1 on CMT’s 100 Greatest Country Music Videos the following year (and again in 2008), and No. 1 on the Top 40 Most Memorable Music Videos on MuchMoreMusic’s Listed in October 2007. As of March 2016, the single occupies the number nine spot on Rate Your Music’s Top Singles of the 2000s. The song is also Cash’s sole chart entry on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, where it hit No. 33 in 2003. In June 2009, the song was voted No. 1 in UpVenue’s Top 10 Best Music Covers.

        “Hurt” was nominated for six awards at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, winning for Best Cinematography. With the video, Johnny Cash became the oldest artist ever nominated for an MTV Video Music Award. Justin Timberlake, who won Best Male Video that year for “Cry Me a River”, said in his acceptance speech that the MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video should have gone to Cash.

        The music video won the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video.

        In May 2010, ‘Hurt’ was voted the fifth most influential video of all time by MySpace.

        In October 2011, NME placed it at number 35 on its list “150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years”.

        In a 2014 survey conducted by the BBC the UK public voted the Johnny Cash version the second greatest cover version of all time.
        — Wikipedia: “Hurt (Nine Inch Nails song)”

  3. If Wallace, Connor and Davis were alive today and in charge, America would be a lot better. They knew you couldn’t force the races to live together and prosper as a nation. Some things just don’t mix.

    • Truer words, John. Oh, and why does a godless, ‘faux-british” Paki have the RIGHT to say, ‘Is American Democracy over?” when his entire RACE were NEVER PART OF IT, in the first place?!?

      • Sorry, not Indian (it was the pseudo-Etonian dialect that confused me). One look at the name, and the appellation about a ‘sand N-word’ becomes incarnate. More’s the pity. But he’s even less viable, thereby. Go back to your sheikdom, Omar.

    • What a majority of the people in this country will never admit, blot it out of their minds if they once knew it, is that even Abraham Lincoln knew that Blacks and Whites could never live together. He even plainly said so.

      “…I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races, [applause]-that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of [Blacks], nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to int er marry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality.And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I AS MUCH AS ANY OTHER MAN AM IN FAVOR OF HAVING THE SUPERIOR POSITION ASSIGNED TO THE WHITE RACE…”
      –Abraham Lincoln, 4th Lincoln-Douglas debate, Charleston, Illinois, 9/18/1858.

      Lincoln believed in colonization — basically moving Blacks out of the USA to have their own country. Some say he mellowed out on this idea but there is evidence that he was going to push for this right up to the time he was assassinated.

      One morning in the waning days of the Civil War, Major General Benjamin F. Butler called upon Abraham Lincoln at the White House. An obviously concerned Lincoln approached the general in private, acting “very much disturbed” in thought.[1] Questioning Butler, the president remarked, “But what shall we do with the negroes after they are free?”[2] With the hostilities of the previous four years drawing to a close, Lincoln’s attention now turned to the condition and future of the emancipated slaves. “I fear a race war,” he confided, while expressing concern that the enlisted black soldiers of the Union army would “be but little better off with their masters than they were before” if no action was taken to prevent it. The solution, he observed, was to be found in a program of colonization. Continued Lincoln, “I can hardly believe that the South and North can live in peace, unless we can get rid of the negroes.”[3]
      “Benjamin Butler’s Colonization Testimony Reevaluated” by Phillip W. Magness

      https://quod.lib.umich.edu/j/jala/2629860.0029.103/–benjamin-butlers-colonization-testimony-reevaluated?rgn=main;view=fulltext

  4. Excuse me, but what gives this fucking sand nigger the right to tell me a single damned thing about America? WTF would a sand nigger know about democracy anyway. Sand niggers know about beating up their women and chopping off hands down in chop chop square.

    • And marrying their cousins. Don’t forget the cousin-marrying, and genetically defective children part.

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