#604

The car is on fire, and there’s no driver at the wheel
And the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides
And a dark wind blows

The government is corrupt
And we’re on so many drugs
With the radio on and the curtains drawn

We’re trapped in the belly of this horrible machine
And the machine is bleeding to death

The sun has fallen down
And the billboards are all leering
And the flags are all dead at the top of their poles

It went like this:

The buildings tumbled in on themselves
Mothers clutching babies
Picked through the rubble
And pulled out their hair

The skyline was beautiful on fire
All twisted metal stretching upwards
Everything washed in a thin orange haze

I said, “Kiss me, you’re beautiful –
These are truly the last days”

You grabbed my hand
And we fell into it
Like a daydream
Or a fever

We woke up one morning and fell a little further down
For sure it’s the valley of death

I open up my wallet
And it’s full of blood

Godspeed You! Black Emperor , The Dead Flag Blues

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#408

The system works because you work.
Istari Lasterfahrer’s album’s title

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#394

But man is to such an extent partial to a system and an abstract conclusion that he is prepared deliberately distort the truth, prepared to see nothing and to hear nothing, simply in order to justify his logic.
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes From the Underground

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#202

I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it.

Matrix (the movie)

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#201

But do not be afraid. The Mind Grinding and Oppression Machine (…), choking and wheezing with its own enormity, gets jammed and broken more and more often. Somewhere in a System bowels a new Snake Plissken is born. The fight goes on.

Obuh Records, description of Job Karma – Punkt album

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#188

When the workers are too weak to fight, the terror-based system arises.

Solidarity letter from Polish to Italian FIAT workers

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#186

If being a nihilist, is carrying, to the unbearable limit of hegemonic systems, this radicaltrait of derision and of violence, this challenge that the system is summoned to answer through its own death, then I am a terrorist and nihilist in theory as the others are withtheir weapons.

Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation

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#180

To protest in the name of morality against “excesses” or “abuses” is an error which hints at active complicity. There are no “abuses” or “excesses” here, simply an all-pervasive system.

Simone de Beauvoir

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