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Song Released: 2000

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  1. anonymous
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    Aug 17th 2017 report

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    I'm the nena the pena the Santa Maria
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  2. anonymous
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    Nov 24th 2013 report

    After reading "The Shock Doctrine" by Naomi Klein, I have started to understand some of the history behind the Chicago school of economics and its place is South America.

    "the world is my expense" refers to the fact that elite billionaires could buy up public infrastructure The cost of this desire caused people to raise their fists and march around in protest.

    Working people were made unemployed and paid starvation wages and punished with heavy force and fear from men like Pinochet so people don't dare take what they need. Those who were committed to this oppression were were jailed in torture camps and disappeared.

    Of course the message was Chicago school is one of extreme self interest were you smother the rest of the population in greed. Indoctrination is then pushed deep inside the children of resistance leaders to the point were they would betray their so-called "communist" parents in the name of this extreme form of capitalism.

    The second verse is a little harder for me to interpret, so I will skip forward to the third.

    Francis Fukumya wrote a famous essay called "The End of History?" which calmed that Chicago school economics was the last political movement that would replace all others. History caged and frozen still.

    Milton Freedman used to tell nations to privatize government industry and abolish tariffs so quickly that even he knew that it caused immediate economic pain. He called this Bitter medicine. In reference to this you hear the lirics, "There is no other pill to take; So swallow the one; That makes you ill."

    "The fields overseer," works for the slave master. "The agents of orange" may (i am unsure) refer to the people and corporations who were behind the hash herbicide used in Vietnam. "The priests of Hiroshima" do not care if you wipe out the civilian population.

    The mainstream media call this "democracy." It can however, only be enforced by force and gunfire. This is the cost of my desire.

    Sleep now in the fire.

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