Versuri Iskra - Culture of Cowardice
Album: Iskra - Iskra
A culture of cowardice Our ugliness unveiled Portrayed as a savior Whitewashing our crimes We are the heroes Crowned in our halos Policing the world Passing our judgment Our so-called enemies Are the victims of siege Bathed in our infamy A dark imposing spectrum This war turned system A means to monetary gain Taking control of countries Leaving famine and waste Canadian and American society has long used the corporate media to propagate its own self-righteousness. From emphasizing the divide between social classes to manufacturing scapegoats for political and economic gain. Psychological conditioning over a long period of time has led to two economically separated, yet ultimately conservative, sections of society. The first section: a small percentage of wealthy individuals who run the private sector and maintain influence over local politicians. This class pushes to undermine and control weakened third world countries through proxy regimes and hit squads which support their capitalist structures; fashioning governments into corporate assets while openly neglecting the everyday needs of the people. At the same time they’ll shamelessly blame the poor and underprivileged whenever any of their so-called ‘economic crises’ arise. The second strata is comprised of the middle and lower classes who are often manipulated into believing that our problems stem from loose immigration laws, foreign countries, and liberal political views. Confused, scared, tired and frustrated they often label any criticism as ‘terrorist’ in accordance with the Bush administration’s openly racist agenda. This sociopolitical/pathological climate is leading to our downfall, creating an egotistical and cowardly culture which believes itself righteous and therefore free to brutally coerce the rest of the world. Global cop, global terror. A million dead Without a trace Genocide and destruction Hidden from our face Any depiction of real war Not ‘appropriate’ for broadcast If CNN showed the real story Support for war would never last Delivered propaganda We are mislead to believe In a brutal foreign policy Which supports corporate greed Molded and sedated Trapped in a web of lies Living under a blanket of fear They play with our minds. Answering the prayers of the rich The world trade center fell Initiating invasions and repression The rich will bury us all Increased state suppression TV influence, false connections We’re not allowed to criticize As we bomb countries into recession False leads and hidden agendas To support corrupt institutions Uncovering the truth is the key To any possible solutions.