This afternoon I've been listening to Neil Young's new CD "Living with War" as it's streaming in its entirety here. It's an angry effort with some excellent cuts like "Flags of Freedom" and "Let's Impeach the President." But my favorite at this point is Young's "Restless Consumer," described over on The Brad Blog as "a headbanging indictment of both American consumerism and the manipulation of the public by the corporate media. Young breaks into an almost rap-style rant in the choruses, with the refrain, 'We don’t need no more lies!'"
I like this CD. Mostly because it echoes my own anger. Maybe that helps explain why the programmable radio in our new car lights up when you first turn it on with the following welcome message.
Up to this point in life I'd never been so angered by people and events as to display it so brazenly. But under Bush that's the nation we're becoming. A bunch of angry, angst-ridden folks. Bush doesn't give a shit, and I'm sure it pleases the Osama bin Ladens, no end.
And so, with passengers and guests who now ride in the car, I no longer care whose sensibilities I affront. If they don't like the message, let'em walk, break their "addiction to oil."