:: Saturday, September 18, 2004
AN APOLOGY TO THE CITIZENS OF IRAQ
I just figured out something.. put 2 and 2 together and had a minor brain exploding "guh?" moment.. and yeah.. I suddenly have the express need to apologise to the citizens of IRAQ.. I'm so sorry guys, I really am.. I didn't mean for this to happen..
and it's not like any one of us didn't have this basic need to do this in the past.. coz hey, this crazy chunk of brown rock pretends (so convincingly) to be a democracy.. and as "representatives of the people" we're responsible for what'ever stupid shit that they the "representatives" DO in OUR names.. even if it actually DOESN'T represent our national interests and we have massive protests thru all our capital cities to express that point.. *ahem* aaaanywaze.. democracy is a farce and we're probably ALL well aware of that, this being our irregularly scheduled "silly season" n all..
so.. why am I personally apologising? yeah.. ok.. I'll get to that soon.. k?
anywaze.. our prime representative of the people.. our *cough* self apointed "dictator for life" John (just call me Menzes the 2nd and have me a dynasty already) Howard thought it absolute genius foreign policy to join skippingly hand in hand with the illegally elected US chimp George Wally Wonka Bush.. joined the "coalition of the willing".. and went in and bombed the crap out've IRAQ..
they called it "regime change".. the UN called it "illegal".. a lot of US companies are set to profit BIG from this "business venture".. and hey, no suprises that WE setup a "free-trade" agreement with the USA soon afterwards.. really, all "democratic governments" ARE now, are conservative front companies for some bullshit global "rape-the-poor" enterprise.. raise the share prices.. raise the oil prices.. try not to piss off the Saudi's too much.. increase military spending.. KILL KILL KILL / BUY BUY BUY!!
last night, sombody asked me "hey, I saw the movie I, Robot.. and I'm wondering.. why don't we have cool robots like that NOW?".. the simple answer to THAT.. is we're spending TOO MUCH FREAKING MONEY on our OWN weapons of mass destruction.. ultra advanced laser guiding killing munitions.. to fight *cough* fuel-the-fire of terrorism.. and we're not spending nearly enough on cool shit like flying cars and intelligent personal robot assistants.. really is it TOO MUCH to ask to have all these cool gizmo's NOW? I really don't need another 100 squillion dollars spent on a bunch more hand-me-down rustbucket US jets defending our coast from "them dang pesky immigants".. we could've used that money in foreign AID to FIX these countries we keep BOMBING.. we could be pre-emptive in HELPING people.. instead of trying to PISS THEM OFF all the time.. sheeesh, and to think we're responsible for ELECTING these people??
yeah.. so I'm wildly off topic again.. (or maybe not) so.. WHY am I apologising personally for all this mess?
y'see.. as anyone who's ever seen Michael Moore's 9/11.. or this other nutty documentary on the troops in IRAQ.. soldiers like to have a soundtrack to their war.. just like that iconic 60's VIETNAM soundtrack we keep hearing pumping thru APOCALYPSE NOW / FULL METAL JACKET.. etc.. etc.. soldiers like to crank shit LOUD when they BOMB THE FUCK out've foreign countries their leader's can't pronounce..
so.. why does this concern me?
well.. y'see.. on our humble little music website - SUBWOOFER - I have a website counter thingy that tells me how many people are visiting our website, and from where.. and sure, I get a list of the usual generic locations - the USA, Canada, western Europe, eastern Europe, Russia.. etc.. etc.. but I also get specific location details too.. universities, airports.. and.. also.. US ARMY BASES..
yes.. that's right.. last year especially.. I got a FLOOD of visitors from various US army bases around the world.. I thought it a little odd.. couldn't really explain it.. started laughing about it.. and forgot about it..
but then, more recently.. after seeing snippets of this documentary of US soldiers crankin death-metal or that Outkast song "Bombs Over Baghdad" when they FUCK UP IRAQ on their nightly sorties for the "coalition of the willing".. I put 2+2 together..
THEY WERE USING OUR MUSIC TO BOMB IRAQ WITH!!?? GUH!?
so.. yeah.. on behalf of SUBWOOFER, I wish to apologise for any ultra-violence our music has caused to you, the poor citizens of IRAQ.. and hey, it's not like we LIKED Saddam Hussein.. we're glad he's gone too.. but we're so sorry you gotta put up with the US occupation now.. playing our music LOUD at all hours.. misinterpreting our lyrics.. yelling "WHO's GOT THE DIRTY BOMB.. WEEE GOT THE DIRTY BOMB" as they frogmarched around ya cities.. shooting up shit.. we didn't mean it to happen like this.. NO WONDER ALL YOU GUYS ARE SO ANGRY ALL THE TIME..
going apeshit on the dancefloor.. yes..
making you think a little?.. yes..
scaring you shitless with the pant's wettingly freakiness.. yes..
bombing the fuck out've foreign countries that their leader can't pronounce.. NO!
NO! NO! NO!
listen to those lyrics the next time you choose to inflict carnage in it's name.. do you SMELL the SARCASM? huh? do YA?
should we be putting little stickers on our albums when it hits stores.. "WARNING: STRONG impact - not to be sold to minors or to be used by US armed forces bombing the crap out've other countries"
so.. I do hope, you the citizens of IRAQ (if you can read this website.. if you can find an IRAQI ISP worth shit these days).. accept our humble heartfelt apology for that which we've unwillingly unleashed.. for "they" know not what they hear..
and hey why not download our stuff y'self and play it right back AT THEM.. maybe THEN they'll get it.. maybe then.. they'll understand..
KILLING IN THE NAME OF? not ours.. not ever..
:: Spoz 3:46 PM |