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Keeping a subjugated people in a continuous state of imbalance, fear, despair, and shock helps ensure their compliance with the status quo. Allowing them to speak and demonstrate gives them the semblance of power without having to make any sort of fundamental changes or meaningful concessions. When resentment continues to grow, the power structure co-opts the dissent, redirects the conversation, and sets groups of oppressed peoples against each other. As Malcolm X charged two months after MLK’s march on Washington, “...they took it over, it lost its militancy. … It became a picnic, a circus.” Lyrics inspired by the Langston Hughes poems Lenox Avenue Mural and Let America Be America Again.

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What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it wither or does it explode?

We are disavowed.

Driven away, pushed apart, clutching hope, bearing scars.
The land that has never been:
Whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain?

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from The Rise Of Disaster Capitalism, released June 13, 2015

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Tyranny Is Tyranny Madison, Wisconsin

Madison WI post-noiserock focusing on dynamics, repetition, and the dismantling of capitalism. Tyranny Is Tyranny is the title of the fourth chapter of Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States."

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