||"Lovers In A Dangerous Time"
||Lovers In A Dangerous Time
||We kick at the darkness because we believe there is light inside of it.|
||Some weeks, persistence and a defiant belief in unevident human potential feel like basically all we have.|
||We suffer from a social system that treats "law and order" as a framework for retribution instead of a collaborative goal,|
||"BE ALL RIGHT"
||a president who would tear-gas protesters in order to walk across the streeet to have his picture taken with a bible and no god or body involved stops him,|
||"Believe In Myself"
||a pandemic that's about to get worse again because we forgot to learn how to make collective decisions based on literal constraints instead of ideological ones,|
||an economy based on arbitrage of human lives and pyramid-scheme consumption of our own futures,|
||"Collapse Of The World"
||a system of assigning imaginary public self-esteem based on recursive internal metrics of our bookkeeping,|
||a mass media optimized for amplifying disingenuity and fear,|
||a social media optimized for propogating cynical opportunism across networks of self-satisfaction,|
||a spiritual infrastructure monopolized by maintaining obsolete power-structures,|
||"Those Who Burn"
||a guy blocking the sidewalk with his mask down on his chin so he can smoke,|
||a million micro-cultures that tolerate macro-aggressions |
||and innumerable macro-cultures that without micro-aggressions for energy would have to be towed by ducks.|
||"Truth - Single Version"
||We elected a bloated ass who doesn't know what to do because all of the important problems affect people and he doesn't know or care about people.|
||We might improve upon this by electing a genial comforter who is at least demonstrably capable of loving other humans,|
||Mrs. GREEN APPLE
||and realizes he's better off when he shuts up and listens,|
||and if we're extraordinarily, ahistorically, undeservedly lucky,|
||Migimimi sleep tight
||we might get a vice-president who sees a problem and thinks not "what should I say?"|
||but "how would that be fixed?"|
||Trump said "I alone can fix it",|
||FANTASY VXID; AUTUMN. 4
||and despite it sometimes seeming like Elizabeth Warren actually might fix it all if we could get out of her way,|
||"CUT THE GRASS (FREESTYLE)"
||ultimately the problem with Trump is not his moral corrosion and complete uselessness for all valuable purposes,|
||"WHY U SO MAD"
||but how the political process has become a factional Hunger Games|
||instead of a mechanism for how we operate an inhabited planet as a shared and finite space.|
||God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It
||We face seemingly hard decisions|
||because we accepted ridiculous assumptions and followed their implications too far,|
||The Zheani Sparkes EP
||instead of being willing to say "No, this is wrong, and if we do this thing wrong when we all know it's wrong,|
||we will keep doing increasingly significant wrong things when we all know they're wrong,|
||because our own silence convinces us the last one went OK."|
||"it's okay to be afraid - unplugged"
||it's okay to be afraid (unplugged) 3
||But it didn't. You are correct to be afraid.|
||You can put your mask on correctly and that in itself won't solve anything,|
||The Pheromone Syndicate
||but it will keep you from saying at least some of the most ignorant things you might have been about to say,|
||Growing Up Is Dead 6
||like there is nothing that can hurt us in this air,|
||The Chain Gang Of 1974
||"Do You Mind?"
||Honey Moon Drips
||or you cherish other people's freedoms just as tightly as you cling to your own,|
||or the bad things are over now.|
||You can smugly decry virtue-signaling, but "signaling" is just another way of saying "saying",|
||and "virtue" is just another way of saying|
||"Vi är slut"
||you care what happens to the little glistening droplets of meaning|
||after they come flying out of your mouth.|
||"This Is Not Forever"
||Most of these rules will not remain suspended for long,|
||Sounds in My Head 5
||and too many of them not for long enough,|
||Bless My Heart 5
||and that means you have to reassume your own responsibility.|
||Pence and Esper aren't going to take Trump out with the 25th amendment or the 2nd or the 23rd,|
||Mamma / Pappa 2
||we're going to have to vote him out ourselves, all of us who put him there or didn't together,|
||Gang Of Four
||"Forever Starts Now"
||and that's the end of the short list of necessary changes we have to make|
||"Everything Changes in the End"
||Everything Changes in the End
||that we can make by simply coloring in a dot that stands for "Yes, let's start by not being awful and doomed."|
||Everything else is harder.|
||Everything else involves rebuilding complex structures from far beneath their current foundations,|
||not just evicting their current squatters and wiping down the chairs.|
||"Beyond The Comfort Zone - Extended Mix"
||Beyond The Comfort Zone 2
||Everything else requires you to recognize that your own comfortable house is built on a hundred layers|
||of human suffering and improperly discard coolant,|
||"Lo Pèla Pòrc"
||on elaborated superstition and laws you are willing to proofread as long as they don't apply to you,|
||Cvlt Ov the Svn
||on altars of temples of love lacquered with indigenous blood,|
||"Awake You Sleepy Hearts"
||on threats couched as promises and promises conditioned on debt.|
||"Covetous (Civitas Solis)"
||The escape routes are convoluted,|
||MASTER BOOT RECORD
||and we carry fragile unarticulated totems with turning radii larger than these corridors.|
||"To Move a Mountain"
||The way out is not an escape via routes.|
||The way out is recognizing that we can't live inside of these same spaces any more.|
||No Safe Place
||An actually-safe place is different from a pedestal we take turns climbing on top of to drop bricks on each other.|
||Take however many months you need to learn that from your solitude.|
||"Shadows Ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha"
||A Forest 4
||We have to prepare for floods,|
||not by rotating our misaligned cities so they're 5' higher and the onramps run perpendicular to the ley lines that connect us to Cumbre Vieja,|
||"Descend to Purity"
||Descend to Purity
||but by turning them inside out so that they serve the goal of giving all of us a shared home.|
||Almyrkvi / The Ruins of Beverast Split
||We have tried to punish other people's bodies for the transgressions of our own souls,|
||The Ruins Of Beverast
||"The Grand Nebula Pulse"
||Almyrkvi / The Ruins of Beverast Split
||and to glue together souls all broken the same way by blaming their identical fractures on the variety of bodies.|
||DAI DAI DAI
||But all of our varied bodies are the same, and we are all filled with beaming light, and what if we can get our fingers into these cracks and pull?|