Indoctrination??

Preconceptions fed
Closed minds
Chorused voices
Dog-whistle opinions
With back biting considered

Countered facts
Spreadsheet empathy
Cold ideology
Band-wagon mentality
And repression with impunity

Fragile unity
False Exceptions
Carnival of ignorance
Alongside
Headline ignominy

Wasted efforts
Deep ingrained lies
Social regression
And
Tissues of lies

Group hypnotherapy
Cultured insanity
Plastic hypocrisy
With
Corrupted heredity

Controlled hysteria
oxy-moron(ia)
Faked emotional
Leading to..
Future dystopia

Mark Catlin
May 2016

 

 

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Fade Away

We live we die
And in between
We sit and wonder why
Why must we someday die?

Tried and tested
We live our lives
Like our dear parents did
Tied down and restricted

Of gods and guns
Do we need to die?
For Christ’s sake or for anyone?
They call it religion
And so we pray
For god to save us
From our evil ways
They call it self-decay

We live we die
In fear of gods and guns
And never knowing why
Why must we someday die?

So live your life
In fear of no one
We must have our say
Before we fade away

Lyrics: Dick Lucas
Music: Subhumans (UK)
From the album; Worlds Apart

Blank Generation

They say we been going down and going down
Been traveling on the road to nowhere
Going down, round and round
Trying to get to the place where we started

When I was just a boy at four years old thought the world was joy
As a kid I’d play, just create the day as I saw it my way

But time blows by
And strips us to the bone poisoned wind of woe
Teach us that we’re alone in this world
We learned to see all the corruption and greed
All its hate, all its pain, so a toast to the end of our innocence
A toast to our blank generation

They say we been going down, been going down
Been traveling on the road to nowhere
Going down, round and round
Trying to get to the place where we started

When I was seventeen realizing the world wasn’t what she seemed
Underneath the night SanFrancisco sky
I would see, too clearly

But time blows by
And strips us to the bone poisoned wind of woe
Teach us that we’re alone in this world
We learned to take all the corruption and greed
All its hate, all its pain, so a toast to the end of our innocence
A toast to our blank generation

So here’s to collagen lips and saline tits
To growth hormones and antibiotics
To the Hollywood world we made out of Barbie-doll hearts
After we melted them down so we could make our new start
Here’s to a generation scared and always wondering why
Instead of playing doctor,we play shoot each other and die
Instead of ring around the
Rosie, we play hide from Mommy
‘Cause Mommy’s been drinking again and we don’t want to get beat
Even with all our tattoos, and all our cheap thrills there’s still a hole inside of us that may not ever get filled
So we give back a little bit of what the world’s given us
Giving back a bit of never giving a fuck

Here’s to the justice never dealt, to innocent, proven guilty
Here’s to bad cops turning cheeks when real cops are on the street
Here’s to the rat-tat-n-tat and your life is shattered
Here’s to “Gimme me your cash or your brains is gettin’ splattered”
Here’s to mad cow disease and all that yummy MSG
Here’s to Mickey d’s serving all those mutant chick-a-dees

This is a toast to celebrate the end of our innocence
This is a toast to celebrate how…
We’ve become desensitized
If life is to grow
Some life must die

We learned to take all the corruption and greed
All its hate, all its pain, so a toast to the end of our innocence
our generation

We now embrace all the corruption and greed, all its hate, all its pain, so
A toast to the end of our innocence
Our blank generation
Our blank generation

Lyrics: Rob Flynn
Music: Machine Head

All Quiet on The Blog

Hi all, you may (or may not) have noticed I haven’t been posting/sharing much over last few days or so, I have a WRAG appt Friday 18th and my anxiety levels have increased the nearer the date and I haven’t been using social media as much. I hope once it’s over, I’ll feel a bit more like using social media, bear with me, watch this space, I’ll be back soon. Mark xx

So MP’s Don’t Like The Idea Of Deselection??

I listened to Liz Kendall talk down to a Question-Time audience member last night saying how MP’s like her were voted in by their CLP’s then voted for (or not) by a wider electorate. What Kendall failed to mention is that during Blair and Brown’s tenure as Labour Leaders, the candidates the CLP’s were voting for were “approved” from “on high” by the Leaders office and not, in some cases, the preferred candidates of those same CLP’s. So is this the reason lots of these MP’s seem so ready to follow along when it comes to attacking Jeremy Corbyn? and why they are appearing to be so anti-democracy. These MP’s haven’t really had to try, they were handed their positions, I wonder how many CLP’s in the past voted for the “best of a bad approved bunch” after they “won” their chance to stand in a local election all they really had to do was stay “on message” and hey presto (if they won) they were MP’s. Now I’m not saying for one second some MP’s don’t work for their constituents (although over the summer I haven’t seen their constituent’s welfare considered over their own careers)
Now though the members have the chance to have more of a say in the running of the party, this is being fiercely fought against by a number of MP’s who, let’s face it have a lot to lose, but in people calling for some MP’s to be deselected, is it as bad as people in the media and PLP are making-out? it’s got nothing to do with anything as petty as “you disagree with us, get out” it’s been a while coming and quite frankly these MP’s have been attacking Corbyn and his supporters, members or not for months now, they’ve insulted, talked down to and tried every dirty trick in the book to get their own way, then cry foul when people say, “we’ve had enough of this, it’s about time we let the people decide whether you represent them or not”. The fact is people are starting to read between the soundbites and the opinions stated as hard facts and not liking what they find, so there it is these MP’s have to choose they either support democracy with all its flaws and foibles or they don’t, they cannot have it all ways, they can’t say they support democracy in one breath then in the next say but only on these terms, let’s see what the next few months bring but I for one hope that this change that’s happening continues and to be honest accelerates. No dystopian future please.

Here’s an excellent piece from Evolve Politics >>
http://evolvepolitics.com/two-labour-branches-have-backed-motions-calling-for-mandatory-reselection-of-mps/