Home of the Brave 5

While we are at it. Here is another classic verse, this time by Mr. Lif on the track “Home of the Brave” from the album “Emergency Rations”.

Headline: Bush steals the presidency
He needs the backing of the media what could the remedy be?
The country’s headed for recession reminiscent of the Great Depression
Are lives worth a world of power? Easy question
Planes hit the towers and the Pentagon
Killing those the government wasn’t dependant on
It’s easy to control the scared so they keep us in fear
With their favorite Middle Eastern demon named Bin Laden this year
Bush disguises blood lust as patriotism
Convincing the living to love “Operation Let’s Get ‘Em”
But when he realized we don’t support their attacks
They needed something to distract, hmm, anthrax
This further demonizes Afghanis
So Americans cheer while we kill their innocent families
And what better place to start a war
To build a pipeline to get the oil that they had wanted before
America supported the Taliban
To get Russia out of Afghanistan
That’s how they got the arms in
They’re in a war against the Northern Alliance
And we can’t build a pipeline in hostile environments
Here’s what your history books won’t show:
You’re a dead man for fucking with American dough
They killed several birds with one stone
While you’re at home with anti-terrorism up in your dome
But my eyes are wide open and my TV is off
Great, ’cause I save on my electricity cost
And you can wave that piece of shit flag if you dare
But they killed us because we’ve been killing them for years

  • http://www.forgetfoo.com/ foO

    *shakes head* ……..erik, erik, erik… do you honestly believe this crap as “the truth”, or as “soothe”?

    do you honestly believe that US Govt. officials are just hyping terrorism to keep us “scared” for political reasons? if so, they seem to need little help… terrorism has gone global, and if you need any convincing of this fact, just look up all the terrorist attacks that’ve been carried out over the last 2 years… look at how many countries, how many different peoples of various religious and political affiliation… look at the written and spoken statements, and the dogma of these terrorists.

  • Jared Nuzzolillo

    Worry not. All will be cured when I run for president in 08… Now if I could just find that web cam capture of you (erik) flicking me off, I will use it as my campaign poster…

  • http://erik.eae.net Erik Arvidsson

    I would vote for you man. Jared for president!

  • http://avitar.net David


    Terrorism is bein hyped by the president, the whitehouse, etc. How can you not see this.

    Want your proof they are doing this:
    Farenheit 911

    - enough said

  • Jeremy


    Bush Threatens to Harm America in Verbal Gaffe:

    Bushism of the Year
    “Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” —George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004 (To watch a video clip, click here)

    American corporate media for being “cheerleaders” for the war in Iraq, and not providing an accurate and objective analysis of what led to the Iraq invasion and the resulting civilian casualties there.

    The film discusses the causes and aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, with the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and with the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq. In the film, Moore also describes the links between the Bush family and associated persons, such as prominent Saudi Arabian families, including the Saudi royal family, and the family of Osama bin Laden. The links form a relationship spanning three decades, supposedly worth $1.4 billion to the Bush family and their friends and associates. [7]

    Although the business links between the Bush family and various high-ranking Saudis are not disputed, they are not widely known, and Moore has previously alleged that the Bush administration turned a blind eye to Saudi links to terrorist groups, (most of the September 11 hijackers were Saudis). In this vein, he also examines the government-sponsored evacuation of relatives of Osama bin Laden after the attacks. One of his primary sources for these claims is the book House of Bush, House of Saud by Craig Unger.

    The film begins with George W. Bush’s ascension to power and alleges a 42 percent vacation rate before September 11, 2001. The figure comes from a Washington Post article that concludes Bush spent “a whopping 54 days at his Texas ranch, 38 days at the presidential retreat at Camp David and four more at his parents’ place in Kennebunkport, Maine.” Critics dispute this figure as misleading, remarking that it includes visits by foreign dignitaries as vacation time. [9]. Many of the scenes also depict Bush playing golf with family, fishing, and feeding his dog. In addition, many scenes show him being heckled by reporters over his unproductivity during the time before September 11th.

    Moore shows a Vietnam war-era document of George W. Bush’s Air National Guard service record — first the censored copy produced by the White House, then an uncensored copy that Moore had obtained a few years earlier. The difference between the versions is that the White House blacked out the name of James R. Bath, a Guard friend of Bush’s who went on to work as a financial agent for the Saudis and helped channel Saudi money to one of Bush’s businesses. (This may have been due to HIPAA restrictions on the release of medical records, in this case the record showing Bath’s suspension for not taking an exam. Moore’s uncensored copy was from 2000, and the restrictions did not take effect until 2003.) Moore contends that Bush’s dry-hole oil well attempts were partially funded by the Saudis and, in fact, by bin Laden family money.

    The documentary touches on other themes as well, discussing reduction in the number of people enlisting in the military because of the war, and US military recruiters using some questionable pledges to get new sign-ups; particularly targeting poorer neighborhoods. It also shows a business convention where numerous corporate representatives attend and hear a pitch about how much money companies can make through the conflict in Iraq.

    The film ends with a clip of George W. Bush stumbling through the saying: “There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, it’s probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. You fool me you can’t get fooled again.” He was presumably trying to say, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” What he came up with combined part of that maxim with the title of The Who song “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” In the context of the film, Moore is tying the clip back to the beginning of the film to imply Moore’s hope that the American public would not be “fooled again.”

    The movie is dedicated to Moore’s friend who was killed in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001, and to those servicemen and women from Flint, Michigan, who have been killed in Iraq. The film is also dedicated to “countless thousands” of civilian victims of war as a result of United States military activities in Iraq and Afghanistan.