I’m going to do it again

Welcome to the world, baby boy, I’ll paint you red and white and blue

The indoctrination starts as soon as you come out the womb

Pretty quick we’ll make you stupid with curriculums at school

And if the classroom doesn’t do the trick, we’ll make you watch the news

Pick your team, right or left, pick the red pill or the blue

You can vote, but even if you win, still everyone will lose

Don’t forget to buy designer because Gucci makes you cool

We prioritize material belongings over truth

Get a job that you can’t stand so you can buy some cans of food

Go overseas and die for freedom, there’s some oil we could use

Our democracy exists so that you think that you could choose

But our algorithms make you do what we want you to do

What’s the problem, you’re depressed? Society has you confused?

We got medication for you that you’ll probably abuse.

Tom MacDonald has the most world-relevant lyrics of any artist I’ve heard. I love how he targets aspects of post modernity — the capture of humanity by consumerism, big pharama, identity politics — without falling neatly into any political tribalism. He’s not a republican, a democratic, a socialist, a libertarian — he’s just Tom, a guy singing truth to a compelling beat.

About smellincoffee

Citizen, librarian, reader with a boundless wonder for the world and a curiosity about all the beings inside it.
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3 Responses to I’m going to do it again

  1. Cyberkitten says:

    One of the actually positive aspects of the so-called ‘Culture Wars’ is that some people are starting to question the fundamental assumptions that underpin ‘the System’ we live in/under and are actively looking for better alternatives. With a bit of luck and a pinch of hope we might just find a better way – once we get through all the crap it’ll inevitably kick up.

  2. grllopez says:

    It gives me chills bc he speaks the truth.

    OK, you may like this from 2013, if you’ve not seen it, by the same title:

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