Victory Will Defeat You

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In the struggle to spread unfettered capitalism around the world, peace makes little sense. Conflict, confusion, disaster and suffering are necessary to push forward deeply undemocratic policies and to accumulate corporate wealth. These free markets lead to increasing inequality, but as long as capitalist greed is equated with freedom and democracy, an unsuspecting public will back ever harsher tactics at home and abroad. The absurdity of the idea that democracy can be achieved through military violence and corporate coercion seems to elude the patriotic and jingoistic hordes back home.

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Tell the truth — you liar.
Push the outrage — you liar.
Respect the rules — you liar.
Tell the truth — you liar.

Stand up. Face the fire.

Boredom setting in. Kerosene.
(You won’t be the same.)
Lying in the sun. Your crimes flow.
(You won’t be the same.)

Peace has cost you your strength.
Victory has defeated you.
Unity weaned on rhetoric,
Enforced by arms.

Sleeping giant’s too cliche. Kick the mongrel dog.
Everyday folks in pews defend prerogatives.
Boot blacks and Lowell girls.
Children watching while you fuck.

Stand up.

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

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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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