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Guided by Voices

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Monday, May 16, 2016

america drinks and goes to hell

“The song filtered into my conscience this morning after reading about Budweiser's temporary renaming their rice-besotted swill, "America". Seems Trump has taken credit for the idea on Fox and Friends. InBev, the Belgian swineherders, have the gall to quote Woody Guthrie on the label. This land is your land, indeed. I feel like buying a case and publicly pouring it down the drain. As the lovely RaeAnn puts it: Vote for Trump, America - pour your decency, your creditability, your very soul, down the drain.”
   --R. Beatty

The Trouble with Normal
   --Bruce Cockburn

Strikes across the frontier and strikes for higher wage
Planet lurches nto the right as ideologies engage
Suddenly it's repression, moratorium on rights
What did they think the politics of panic would invite?
Person in the street shrugs -- "Security comes first"
But the trouble with normal is it always gets worse

Callous men in business costume speak computerese
Play pinball with the Third World trying to keep it on its knees
Their single crop starvation plans put sugar in your tea
And the local Third World's kept on reservations you don't see
"It'll all go back to normal if we put our nation first"
But the trouble with normal is it always gets worse

Fashionable fascism dominates the scene
When ends don't meet it's easier to justify the means
Tenants get the dregs and landlords get the cream
As the grinding devolution of the democratic dream
Brings us men in gas masks dancing while the shells burst


The trouble with normal is it always gets worse.