:: Wednesday, September 07, 2005
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE..?
as many of you may be aware (except maybe for all you "living under a rock" people..) we are living in highly volatile political times.. everyone's angry about something.. shaking their fists in the air and screaming at each other over differences of opinion.. the war in iraq.. the war in afghanistan (no wait, nobody remembers that).. the war on terrorism.. the war on drugs.. dodgy elections.. police state paranoia.. the erosion of personal freedom.. marching in protest.. burning big wacky comical effigies of things.. cursing and swearing at all the incompetence and villianry of their so-called democratic governments.. like.. wow.. corruption and deceit are actually NEW things to worry about..
consider this puppy I just recently found in me wallet..
yup.. now we got people writing angry political messages like midget graffit and circulating it like a virus thru our systems of commerce..
my initial reaction to this, was.. "wow.. wot a neato idea.. wish I thought of this!"
until it tweaked in my head.. "hang on.. they DIDN'T think of this!"
yup.. there isn't an original idea left on the planet.. coz.. if you happen to own the RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE album "RENEGADES" (it's the one with all the wacky cover songs innit).. and if you take a look at the booklet.. here's wot you'll find..
"I write messages on money."
"It's my own form of social protest."
"A letter printed on paper that no one will destroy"
"passed indiscriminately across race, class and gender lines"
"and written in the blood that keeps the beast alive."
"A quiet little hijacking on the way to the check-out counter."
"And a federal crime."
"I hope that someone will find my message one day when they really need it."
"Like I do"
now this does get me a little worried.. yeah.. sure the protest is all cool n that.. but if it's illegal.. how the hell do I prove I didn't write this message myself if I got sprung handing this in over the counter? but more than that.. it gets me worried that other idiots besides political protesters are gonna cotton onto this brilliant idea.. and try it out for themselves..
consider spammers writing advertisements in money.. or religious nuttas trying to spread the word of Jebus and the wonders of toad licking.. or those really retarded fortune cookie style sayings they chuck on the back of bus tickets.. if yer gonna start some crap like this for all the right reasons.. yer gonna open a can of worms with all these other idiots jumping on the bandwagon.. we really shouldn't be encouraging these idiots with all these brilliant ideas.. coz you just KNOW some moron's gonna ruin it..
but.. moving on from all that nonsense.. perhaps this one clue may also begin to answer one of those classic "where are they now?" questions..
ever since RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE broke up.. all our attention has been diverted to the three backing members who went off to join Chris Cornell from SOUNDGARDEN to form the cheese rock superband "AUDIOSLAVE"..
but, wot of the former lead singer.. Zach De La Rocha?
maybe.. just maybe.. instead of doing more important things like working on his (never to be released) solo album.. or fighting with revolutionaries somewhere in central america.. perhaps in actuality.. he's lurking somewhere in Adelaide.. and he's writing wacky shit all over our money..
so.. if anyone see's an angry looking skinny freak in dredlocks roaming randomly thru the streets of Adelaide randomly screaming "WAKE UP!!!", "FREEEDOM!!" or "FUCK YOU I WONT DO WHAT YOU TELL MEEEE!!".. ask him if this $5 note is his..
coz hey.. if Zach De La Rocha is writing on my money.. then I'm selling this shit on ebay.. YEEHA! :)
:: Spoz 11:51 PM |