Friday, January 17, 2020

Ship Ahoy


"Ship Ahoy"

Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!
Ship Ahoy, yeah
Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!
Ship Ahoy.

As far as your eye can see,
Men, women, and baby slaves
Coming to the land of Liberty,
Where life's design is already made.
So young and so strong
They're just waiting to be saved...

Lord, I'm so tired
And I know you're tired too,
Look over the horizon, see the sun
Shining down on you...

Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!
Ship Ahoy, yeah
Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!
Ship Ahoy. uh-huh

Can't you feel the motion of the ocean,
Can't you feel the cold wind blowing by?
There's so many fish in the sea,

We're just, we're just, we're just
We're just masts?
Riding on the waves...
the waves
we are
riding on the waves...

Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!
Ship Ahoy, now yeah
Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!

They're coming by the hundreds
Coming by the thousands, too
Look over the horizon, see the sun
Shining down on you...

Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!
My-yyy
Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!

Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!
Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!

We're just, we're just, we're just
We're just masts?
Riding on the waves...
the waves
we are
riding on the waves...

Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!
Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!
Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!
Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!
Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!
Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!
Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!
Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!
Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!
Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!
Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!
Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!

Totin' that barge, lift that bail
Get a little something, gonna land in jail
Somebody bite the whip
I'm your master
And you're my slave
Uh-huh
And you're my slave
I'm your master

Look over there, what do you see

Tell him look over here, what do you see

Friday, January 10, 2020

Global Dystopia

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/noam-chomsky-america-has-built-a-global-dystopia/

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Government Exists to Protect the Rich from the Poor

The same dynamic allows asshats to engage us in neverending wars and endless manipulation of nations to our south. I have been silent of late because it wears on my atheistic soul. I will be eighty years old in 2002. I've watched and protested the erosion of our situation most of my life. I'm discouraged and tired. Even if Bernie Sanders takes up the reins of government next year, the odds are stacked. As cynical as I always have been, I never truly understood how fragile is not just our government, but the very odds of survival of so many species, including our own. We have the means and the science to build a virtual utopia all over the planet. All that's holding us back is our blind refusal to go with it. We fall victim to exponents of raw power, infinitely. Somewhere in the mid-Twentieth Century, we saw a minor blip in the flow of history, in which equality between the classes seemed possible. I am finding it very hard to believe in us anymore.