Versuri Iskra - Face of Capital
Album: Iskra - Iskra
One fact concerning capitalism which could be held as true It has sold the mass of people a deep belief in its values Americans defend state policy, regardless of cost or of peril A million lives, a million lies to preserve their false ideals Capitalism for most Americans is synonymous with democracy Yet the bitter fight for civil-rights is written in our history Any freedom we might enjoy was fought against brutal opposition The men who opposed liberty are those who built this system The wealthy population protects and nurtures its own class Refusing to react responsibly: a historical habit of this caste Far from defending America’s few hard-won rights They threaten democratic process and freedom’s still out of sight If capitalism was all that its defenders claim it to be We would expect to find a truthful, moral, and ethical society Far from that it’s cursed, with a blood-soaked history Europe took an unspoiled continent and ravished without mercy Methodical and deliberate destruction of first nations Is still the haunting price of American ‘Civilization’’ The first slaves from Africa arrived in 1619 150 years before America became an independent colony 500 thousand slaves for a 3 million population Multi generational slavery is how our forefathers built the nation Exploitation, crime, and violence: the fabric of our society Creating distrust, hate, and fear with a warped sense of morality America spends billions forcing economic stations worldwide Yet refuses to pay attention to the problems on their side Vast sums of money channeled into a destructive war machine Destroying lives in other countries: the mark of boundless greed When material advantage lies at the heart of our philosophy How can we expect anything different from what we see? America holds 7 percent of the world’s population America consumes 40 percent of the world’s production No country has medical costs as high as those in the USA No public health insurance in the richest country of the day Why invest in slum clearing and decent housing for the poor Accumulating wealth through exploitation can get the rich so much more A fight against this system is no longer a choice we have to make It’s us against them with the world’s future at stake. A growing concern for our position in a future yet to be Is the hope for radical change towards direct democracy.