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Television, the Drug of the Nation
|| 4/25/2003 || 8:19 pm || Comments Off on Television, the Drug of the Nation || ||

::Repost from old blog::

‘Lyrically remixed’ “Television, the Drug of the Nation” by the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

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Artist: Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
Song: Television, the Drug of the Nation

Lyrical Remix by Nikolas R. Schiller

one nation under God has turned into one nation under the influence of one
drug

Television, the drug of the Nation. Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

T.V., it satellite links our United States of Unconsciousness
Apathetic therapeutic and extremely obnoxious
The methadone metronome pumping out 1000s of channels 24 hours a day
you can flip through all of them, and still there’s nothing worth the stay

T.V. is the reason why less than 10 per cent of our
Nation reads books every day
So people like Longfellow, Wordsworth,Thoreau sound gay
T.V. is why most people think Central America means Missouri,
Iran means you were in a hurry, South Africa is a location,
and Chile is a weather translation,

Socialism means un-American anti-isolation,
and Apartheid is a new headache remedy
and the best news program is a hybrid info-comedy
absorbed in it’s world it’s so hard to find us
glued to mind molding, thought controlling, medium that binds us
maybe the mother of our Nation should remind us

that we’re sitting too close to…

Television, the drug of the Nation. Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

T.V. is the stomping ground for political candidates,
but when have you seen a debate get irate?
T.V. is mechanized politic’s remote control over the masses,

co-sponsored by environmentally safe gases
It’s the perpetuation of the two party system,
where image takes precedence over wisdom
Where sound bite politics are served to the fastfood culture,
Where straight teeth in your mouth are more important
than the words that come out of it

Where Guantanamo Detainees are shown on TV,
A total violation the Geneva Conventions to me.
Thank you Helen Thomas for thinking free.
Where Press conferences are scripted and
we have a president that is called mentally gifted
Race baiting is the way to get selected,

Willie Clinton or Will he not get elected on…

Television, the drug of the Nation. Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

T.V., is it the reflector or the director?
Can you live outside of this dominant vector?
Does it imitate us, or do we imitate it

Or are we leaving a planet that is worth a shit?
because a child watches 1500 murders before he’s twelve years old
and we wonder why we’ve created a Jason generation that
learns to laugh rather than to abhor the horror
T.V. is the place where armchair generals and
quarterbacks can experience first hand the excitement of warfare

Where embeds are in bed with the pentagon,
And speaking out against the war is patriotically wrong.
Where liberation is sold like gold we are told,
but country after country it has gotten old
With Sugar sweet sitcoms that leave us with a bad actor taste
whilepop stars metamorphosize into soda pop stars

You saw the video, You heard the soundtrack, Well now go buy the soft drink,
Its time to wake up and think!
Only on….

Television, the drug of the Nation. Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

Back again, "New and improved" Genetically modified,

with an informational diatribe
Back again, to our irregularly programmed schedule
hidden cleverly between heavy breasted beer and car commercials
CNN ESPN ABC TNT it mostly B.S. to me,
Where Reality TV just means more money for NBC
Where oxymoronic language like "virtually spotless",

"fresh frozen","light yet filling" and "military intelligence"
have become standard negligence
T.V. is the place where phrases are redefined and double spoken to our mind
like "recession" to "necessary downturn",

"Civilian death" to "collateral damages"
and being killed by your own Army is now called "friendly fire",
I am one recruit they cannot hire
T.V. is the place where the pursuit of happiness

has become the pursuit of trivia
Let me double think this weakest link
Its where imagination is sucked out of children by a cathode ray nipple
T.V. is the only wet nurse that would create such a cripple
This message was sponsored by

Television, the drug of the Nation. Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

==/update\==

1/07/05
I ended up seeing Michael Franti while in Maui, Hawaii. While in line for tickets, I didn’t even know he was the same man who had wrote this originally.



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