Sunday, May 31, 2009

"Journalism's kinda scary - and of it we should be wary"

M.C. and I have discussed, at length, the role that the mainstream media has played in leading our nation into its current predicament.
Below is a lyric fragment from a Frank Zappa song, which sums up his (similar) thoughts on journalists.

Who do you write for?
I wanna know
I believe you is the government's whore
And keeping peoples dumb
Is where you're coming from..."

Excerpted from "Packard Goose".


Harris said...

don't forget:
"I am gross and perverted
I'm obsessed 'n deranged
I have existed for years
But very little has changed
I'm the tool of the Government
And industry too
For I am destined to rule
And regulate you

I may be vile and pernicious
But you can't look away
I make you think I'm delicious
With the stuff that I say
I'm the best you can get
Have you guessed me yet?
I'm the slime oozin' out
From your TV set
You will obey me while I lead you
And eat the garbage that I feed you
Until the day that we don't need you
Don't go for help . . . no one will heed you
Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold"

mc said...

He was way ahead of the cruel truth.

He was a man of vision.

I weep.