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spoken word: die for oil, sucker

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Mr. Mang, Dec 30, 2002.

  1. Mr. Mang

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    spoken word: die for oil, sucker

    Discussion started by Mr. Mang - Dec 30, 2002

    i believe this was a pre gulf war speech, but it seemed quite appropriate even today. perhaps only one or two of you will read this, but i thought it was enjoyable. download it and it's even better.


    Die for Oil, Sucker
    by Jello Biafra

    you are just about the ripe age to be drafted. does that bother you? do you even think about that? there was a sign at jonestown behind jim jones' dead body and it said "those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." which would you rather sacrifice your hot car or your life?

    die for oil, sucker.

    born on the firecracker fourth of july raised on football and mtv, never felt what its like to have to fight to stay free. Vietnam just a time life book memory. the mask is off again this time nobody cares but you can't keep dancing if your legs are blown away.

    die for oil, sucker.

    you too can get you face shot off so arms race tycoons won't have to get a real job. the cold war is over, it was all a mirage. we could use that money we got problems to solve, but were not allowed at the peace dividend because our psycho president has got his head in the sand. saddam hussain so egocentric, he even replaced Mickey mouse on watches with his own face. last spring he was our tyrant we thought we could use. we supplied him with all his guns and his nerve gas too. right now its the world's first tabloid war. there they are on cnn, flinging mud back and forth. if all wars were treated like game shows, great! the world would be a much happier place. but it won't last long with these egos involved. one shot at saddam he's going bomb Israel. after that hiroshima will look like a picnic and we'll all die for oil, sucker.

    you too can get your spinal cord snapped to save greedy kings from the greed of iraq. give your life for a country where women can't vote and people still get their hands and heads chopped off. in saudi arabia they stone you to death for sleeping with another person's husband or wife. women can't go out alone, or show their face or even drive. and there's never elections, you can't even ask why. but they finally did outlaw slavery in 1962, so progress is being made. and they're sitting on something we can learn to live without but certain fat cat's bank accounts cannot, oil.

    for this you get to be all you can be, a dead army, navy, air force, marine. come home one of those deranged unemployed vets, the kind they love to make tv cop shows about. just like tom cruise in a wheelchair. no film royalties cause nobody cares about you once you've been used to die for oil, sucker.

    kill, kill, kill the poor even faster that crack, send them off to war make sure they don't come back. give them tanks that fall apart and helicopters that crash. 2000 died in panama cause the stealth can't shoot straight. 800 million dollar batman plane and it doesn't even work. no surprise when their idea of national security is screwdrivers costing 1800 bucks. a little sand in the engine can stop a naval destroyer. saddam hussain knows this but our networks don't report it as we die for oil, sucker.

    and is it really worth it in this day and age to come out the winners of world war 3? think about it. once we take over that place well never ever beable to leave. bush talks about bombing a path to Baghdad 75 miles wide. and if the big bad wolf still won't give up we're going to drop the nuclear bomb and after that we'll just waltz right in to colonize their hearts and minds. but the arab people will be so damn mad we'll be lucky to get out of there alive. after that do you think any arab country will sell us oil?

    think of the cost to keep our army there when the only way left to force oil out of the ground is soldiers guns treating arabs like slaves or was that all part of the plan. how long do you think that could possibly last?

    they found a scam to replace the cold war it's called die for oil, sucker.

    what's so sick about this is that theres is a better way. stop selling guns to arabs and to Israel. don't need to keep ourselves hostage to oil, use our star wars know how to build solar powered cars. one clerk in the patent office might be all it would take to find blueprints for a solar car general motors shelved away. but no thats to easy and theres money to be made, especially if you already have more than you'll ever need. for those of us who can't buy our way out like rich folks like dan quale do its burn you draft card, burn the flag, and burn the pentagon too.

    so be all you can be and say no the air force, army, marines. get off your butt before your butt's blown off. don't die for oil, don't be a sucker.
     
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    Mr. Mang - Replied Dec 30, 2002

    OOPS I MADE A MISTAKE AND POSTED SOMETHING SOMEWHAT THOUGHT PROVOKING. SORRY.
     
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    Smart - Replied Dec 30, 2002

    get off your own nuts Mang, all you did was post somebody elses work...
     
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    http://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/12/29/...tary/index.html

    Rangel calls for mandatory military service
    Monday, December 30, 2002 Posted: 1:46 PM EST (1846 GMT)



    Rep. Charles Rangel, D-New York



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    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A Democratic lawmaker said Sunday he will introduce a bill in the next session of Congress to make military service mandatory.

    Rep. Charles Rangel, D-New York, said such legislation could make members of Congress more reluctant to authorize military action.

    "I'm going to introduce legislation to have universal military service to let everyone have an opportunity to defend the free world against the threats coming to us," Rangel said on CNN's "Late Edition."

    "I'm talking about mandatory service."

    The Korean War veteran has accused the Bush administration and some fellow lawmakers of being too willing to go to war with Iraq.

    In October, he voted against a joint resolution authorizing military action against Iraq. It passed 296-133 in the House and 77-23 in the Senate.

    "When you talk about a war, you're talking about ground troops, you're talking about enlisted people, and they don't come from the kids and members of Congress," he said.

    "I think, if we went home and found out that there were families concerned about their kids going off to war, there would be more cautiousness and a more willingness to work with the international community than to say, 'Our way or the highway.' "

    Rangel did not provide specifics of his proposal

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    you sure hate on people a lot for being a crew member...
     
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    Smart - Replied Dec 30, 2002

    what? I don't hate on Crew members... I got nothing but love for all my fellow Crew...

    As far as Jello is concerned, maybe I feel entitled because I paid $15 for that album (yeah, on vynil) or the $15 I spent on No More Cocoons (not to mention the $100 I'd already spent to own all the DK albums, or the $15 I spent to see DK in Miami, plus the night I spent in the ER because Jonathen broke his arm stage diving)... or the $15 I spent to see this spoken word presentation (which, I might add, I made a cameo appearance on the bootleg of... 5 minutes of back and forth convo between me and Jello from stage to audience) or the short talk I had with him after the show where I pointed out that I thought this speech was the weakest link in his presentation. My main point being that we have an ALL VOLUTEER army of individuals who have sworn to die for us all just so they get a little break from their college tutions, and the fact that all the things he said about Saudi Arabia basically hold true for Iraq... OR the fact that there was never any actual threat of nuclear attack... OR the fact that none of the peace-mongering predictions he made came true...

    As I said to him, don't get me wrong, I'm no hawk... and at the time I was actually ripe for the reinstatement of the draft but it just comes off as firey rhetoric with no real point... unlike his legalization argument which I found almost totally valid, except for a couple small factual errors...
     
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    optimodub - Replied Dec 30, 2002

    i got that 7" way back, worth it for the john yates postcards and poster, i'd love to get my hands on some of his punchline zines

    my mate went to see jello's spoken word gig after the court case with the dead kennedys and he was passing round his shoe for people to put money in because he was cleaned out from losing the court case apparently, pretty grim
     
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    you must be talking about the Klaus Flouride/East Bay Ray suit, right? You can't mean the Geiger suit...
     
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    http://www.ipass.net/~jthrush/biafra.htm
     
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    im not witty - Replied Dec 30, 2002

    ha.