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Friendly Fascism

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[1991]
Album "Friendly Fa$cism"

Una canzone ispirata al libro dello statunitense Bertram Gross, intitolato "Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America" ed edito nel 1980.
Traggo da quel libro la citazione che segue:

"Don't think that modern fascists are like Hitler or Mussolini. Today's Big Government-Big Business tyrants are just as willing to use violence. But they do it more efficiently than the old-time fascists-- with higher tech and lower costs to them. They have the best looks, politicians, celebrities, and control mechanisms that money can buy. Yes, their own conscience tells them that true democracy would be nice. But suppressing their conscience, they undermine the rights of the working and middle classes. Their operating principle is "Might, Money, Male, Murder-- and also White--Make Right." They wreck the environment. They fool you, rule you, use you, abuse you--and make you like it. They divide you by race, sex, class, and nationality. But they fear the power of the powerless. They're afraid of what you could do if you get off the boob tube and drugs, out of the night clubs and cut-throat competition--and work with others for equal rights."
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the end of the twentieth century and the arrival of friendly fascism. Regrettably, millions will die as before. But just think of the tremendous selection and savings you’ll gain. Of course the loss of freedom and democracy are tragedies, I know, but consider the entertainment value contained within. And to remind you, it is you, the people, who have mandated this course of our fate so please come with me….

Look at the new face of power in America.
This is your future. You can never leave.

Who said tyranny can’t be fun?
Friendly fascism having so much fun.
What else do you need?
You’ll learn to like what you must do.
If you resist you are suppressed.
You are told who to fight and when
By Bush the Nazi fascist friend.
Alienating technology wipes out our sense of community.
Millions will die just as before.
We disconnect and start the war.
We make life a commodity.
We turn animals into machines.
Kinder and gentler slaughter house.
Big business and government
Distract us with entertainment.
They manufacture our consent
While we destroy the environment.

Contributed by Alessandro - 2010/2/3 - 13:54



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