dirty three – everything’s fucked [song only]

in a departure from my regular pattern, tonight brings just one song. i won’t even consider the rest of the album with it.

this is simply because i am devastated. so-called democratic politics everywhere have come to a point where it carries outright malice and self-serving ego-stroking based on popularity, not social policy. don’t think i’m naive.

our prime minister, julia gillard, has tonight been subject to a coup. or mutiny. both apt concepts. and in the end it became about her femaleness rather than her actual achievements, which were greater (largely) than anyone else in recent australian politics. but too few people saw it.

on the other side of the globe, i watched with intrigue and admiration at the stand (literal) taken by texas state senator wendy davis against severe limitations on women’s rights to abortion (SB5). this turned to horror as the majority republicans fudged the system to make it appear that their vote was legitimate, after they had objected throughout wendy’s filibuster to alleged tenuous links to the bill under debate, and once when she adjusted her back brace. at least on this score i can see that true democracy has temporarily prevailed.

i won’t get depressed – i’ll just get mad. hence why i can only take one song right now. and it’s thanks to the dirty three that i have such great vehement emotional expression to share. sorrow and passion all at once. yes, everything’s fucked.


2 responses to “dirty three – everything’s fucked [song only]

  1. john, you don’t know how much better you made me feel. i think right now we all need to share some life rafts, excluding all the people who buy into the shit they’re fed.

  2. Honestly I don’t understand how the rest of the world hasn’t just cut us loose, here on the other side of the world. The shit our so called leaders pull every damn day here is absurd. definitely laughable for anyone not stuck here and having to live in it. The rich white Guy strangle hold that blatantly tries to continue to hold hostage anyone who isn’t a rich white guy should be ridiculed by the rest of the world. everything is fucked here, maybe it’s time for the rest of the planet to cut us loose and move on. Maybe send a life raft for one or two of us.

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