I’ve Seen Enough of the Machine
Genesis . . .
I must have dreamed a thousand dreams, been haunted by a million screams, but I can hear the marching feet, they’re moving into the street.
The fire of fascism is still alight, it’s burning into the night.
There won’t be any links in this diary, I don’t think we need to see any more of the gory details. Millions of people in Egypt don’t need to see any more, millions of people in Turkey don’t need to see any more, millions of people in Brazil don’t need to see any more, they’re moving into the streets. Democracy isn’t about elections anymore, it’s about marching feet, it’s about people taking democracy into the streets because there’s no other way to save it, every other option has been taken away.
Bradley Manning is in Birmingham Jail now, Edward Snowden is in there. Who unleashed the police dogs on them?
The Bull Connor of Centrism. That’s who unleashed the police dogs on them. And anyone who objects to that can GTFO, they need to STFU, their job is to clap louder as his Change We Can Believe In parade marches past with every bipartisan bugle blowing and every NSA drummer drumming.
This is the world we live in . . .
There’s too many men, too many people, making too many problems
And not much love to go round.
Bradley Manning. Edward Snowden. They’ve written new letters from the confines of that prison, they’ve sent them to you, to me, to everyone. And every word they’ve said, every word they’ve written, testifies to the reality of what needs to be done . . .
There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part! You can’t even passively take part! And you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels…upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop! And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!
I’ve seen enough of the machine, I’ve seen enough of the people who run it, I’ve seen enough of the people who own it. We need to be in the streets. I’ve said that ever since I started blogging in 2005, so have countless others, and we’re going to keep saying it.
There’s a time, and the time is now.