Violent Opposition - Courage and Conviction

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released September 10, 2016

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Violent Opposition San Rafael, California

Started Sept 2013

The foundation is rooted in early earache grind and frank zappa.
But, west coast hardcore! And, Canadian fastcore! I love it!

Lyrics have mostly been a lot of self help shit, sociopolitical, observations of behavior and culture, what you might expect from a zappa/grind project...
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Track Name: Arrest, Convict, Profit
ARREST, CONVICT, PROFIT

Dysfunctional system
For profit prisons
Incentivize arrests
Opportunities and kickbacks
for a harsher sentance

Putting children in harms way
To keep society safe
Crime pays
prisons, judges, and police departments
Creating crime to keep a quota
Fudging numbers, falsifying data
Instigate issues, demonize suspects

The masters need their slaves
More profits, less complaints
Housed and fed by tax payers
The cheapest available labor

A first world country needs a competitive economy
Authoritarian regime, a booming industry

Exploit the hated
Punishment
Perversion of justice
Government

No concern for others
Profit from slave labor
Track Name: The Oil Cartels Knowingly Destroyed The Planet
THE OIL CARTELS KNOWINGLY DESTROYED THE PLANET

Promoting fossil fuels that destroy the world

Eliminate and suppress alternative technologies
Colluding with industry to keep oil necessary

Scientific studies to value the damage
Information kept from the public

Ignoring climate change
Denying any claims
Discrediting facts
Collecting bonus checks

Poison the water, pollute the air
Pumping out products that give us cancer
Track Name: Media Monopolies
MEDIA MONOPOLIES

All of the major U.S. media outlets
are owned by a few corporations

Controlling narratives, limiting access
Promoting pro-capitalist stances
Cover-up systemic fraud
Silence movements across the board

Manipulation
False information

No accountability, no oversight
Content is dictated by what the market decides

Promoting wars, inflating conflict
Emotions stoked by empty rhetoric
No dissent is given voice
Control context to discredit

Information replaced with entertainment
and propaganda, corporate and government
dictating stories to the associated press

An uninformed public can not be free
Media monopolies are anti-democracy
Track Name: Lynch The Shareholders
LYNCH THE SHAREHOLDERS

Go straight for the throat
There's no point in reform
Hold the shareholders responsible
for their companies horrors
Make them repay with penalties
the money they "earn" from corrupt companies
Shut down Wal St, regulate trading
Transactions transparent, light up what's shady
No one gets rich quick, no wealthy elite
No way to steal, no ability to cheat
Investment should be a public service
but it's used to exploit workers
Track Name: 1000 Lashes
1000 LASHES

The threat of thought, silence all dissension
Parade of pain for a display of dominance
Frightened, aggressive, exposed
With every strike resistance grows
Increase the stranglehold
Everyone knows
your kingdom will fall
to the will of the people
blinded by rage
Killing and torturing to create
some sense of justice
that can't be achieved
through violent means
Revenge perpetuates violent behavior
Institutionalized belief structures
have only served to enslave the poor
Shed the shackles, oppress all power
Fear enslaves, debilitates
Bleed, scar, to imprison yourself
With every act of violent oppression
You're less secure
Fear breeds hatred
Track Name: Manipulation of the Labor Market
MANIPULATION OF THE LABOR MARKET

Interest rates are set
to create more debt
There must be unemployment
for the markets to function

A competitive labor force keeps wages down
Full employment makes unions strong
Forgiving debt betrays the nature of wealth
providing incentive to keep things unequal
There's no job security when unemployment exists
To help the economy would hurt the rich

Their parents learned to keep power in check
But their children have grown to be spoiled brats
The same families have run
financial institutions
It's a well thought out scheme
the perfection of slavery
Begging the masters
for the privilege to serve
Track Name: I Wanna Break Your Toys
I WANNA BREAK YOUR TOYS

Disgrace
Your life is a waste
Shitting on heads from your lofty cloud
I'll whip up the wind and bring you back down

Inherited comfort
A life of luxury
Privileged entitlement
Genocide, slavery, ill-gotten money

You have too much but its never enough
I don't want what you have, I want you to feel loss
To act with compassion and express some remorse
Acknowledge the struggle of the people displaced
Track Name: Ban Nukes
BAN NUKES

Nuclear proliferation
Mutually assured destruction
More nations construct them
causing more to feel threatened

Toxic to make, pollution stored
Won't be safe for a thousand years
Their existence is a threat to humanity
We have other technology to wipe out whole countries

Accidental detonation
Threat to all nations
It's only by chance
it hasn't happened in the past

All life extinguished
from the push of a button
A computer malfunction
can wipe away civilization
Placed around the globe
makes us all vulnerable
Disarmament, set the example, be bold
Nuclear weapons are irrational
Track Name: Empires Fall
EMPIRES FALL

Power structures corrode, erode
When corruption becomes normal it's exposed
Guard let down, vulnerable
Theft institutionalized
eats the spine from within
The more thats claimed
the more to protect

Losing support from it's base
Frowned upon with disgrace
The anger of those displaced
The fraud and waste

Nothing but contempt
from years of neglect
No one respects
the establishment
Cover ups and scandals
Nothing to believe in
Embezzling public resources
Using police forces
to lock people in prison
A cruel system

Endless wars for no purpose
Creating enemies of patriots
Systemic inequality
grows larger and more obvious
Snatch and grab all you can
Loot the land
before the system's collapse
Track Name: Why There Is Poverty
WHY THERE IS POVERTY

Wealth is theft
Death
Poverty exists because of the rich

Resources denied, the land can't be owned
You have to pay taxes to live in your home
There's only so much to go around
Police and military keep people down
When a handful of people own the whole country
it leaves a lot less opportunities

Designed to provide cheap labor
Feed the starving by taxing the workers
Using their money for bonuses, subsidies
greed and corporate welfare
Track Name: Can You Hate Your Hero
CAN YOU HATE YOUR HERO?

Are you brave enough to find
what's in your hero's mind
Explore their thought and feelings
regrets and insecurities
To stop with all the worship
and acknowledge the human
Flawed, troubled, abusive
No one is ever perfect
Life is too confusing
There's too much social conflict

The lesson isn't to hate you hero
but to acknowledge the greatness we all can do
It's easy to point our fingers and judge
It's much harder to live with the truth
The good and evil in us all
Expose our flaws
Who we've harmed
Look upon the damage done
Perpetuation of social disease
Propping up people is idolatry
Track Name: The News Lies
THE NEWS LIES

A commercial enterprise of financial empires
Money decides the content required
Plagiarized stories, sensationalized gossip
Ignorant opinions at full volume
Plastic people with no passion
Regurgitate the stories written for them

Facts manipulated
Poor excuse for reporting

Manipulate stories to stoke emotions
Screaming and yelling get higher ratings
Foreign policy from a talking point sheet
The pentagon can't have press too free
An uninformed democracy

Stories always skewed
for corporate world views
Invent the facts
Symbolic gesture to retract
Track Name: Butthole Patrol
BUTTHOLE PATROL

Power is a disease
People aren't your property
Your existence is tyranny
Protecting the wealth of the elite

Manipulated for organized theft
Tools of the greedy and corrupt
Used to suppress
justice for the mass

License to kill
Molest movement at your will
Security is valued over liberty
Incarcerate the country
Track Name: Winning
WINNING

Self aware
Rational thought
Connecting
Empathy towards suffering
Greed is obsolete

Happiness can be achieved
If we provide each other's needs
Willingly

Sustainable living
Artistic beauty
No more oppression
No more prisons
We can solve our problems
with love and compassion
Track Name: Raining Pig Shit
RAINING PIG SHIT

Hidden away
A murky lake
Stench of death
oppressing breath
Farming misery
Breeding disease
for your double bacon and cheese
Massive pool of shit
Impact on the climate
Dark clouds begin to form
Storm
Track Name: What Do We Get?
WHAT DO WE GET?

Police violence and overcrowding prisons
We're funding a system against our own interests
Racism, genocide, segregation, divide
Struggle for justice, struggle to survive

Our taxes pay for war
Used to decimate the poor
Power protects the powerful
The powerful exploit the people

Privatize public assets
needs and wealth
Polluting everything that's left
Economic theft

Medicine that kills us
Overdose and addictions
Arresting parents
who cure their children's seizures
Subsidizing inequality
Propping up a failed economy
Track Name: Complicit
COMPLICIT

You have no voice
Continue forward
March in line

You're well fed
Ignore the dead

We feast at their feet on genocide
Turning a blind eye to the sacrificed

Complacent
Track Name: Corporate Profits Come From Income Tax
CORPORATE PROFITS COME FROM INCOME TAX

Subsidies and bailouts
Shareholders demand a profit
while homeowners default

Kids in debt, trying to get ahead
find it difficult to make the life their parents had
Slash safety nets for the poor
Giving the wealthy even more

The wealthy elite own the country
Won't pay taxes but demand subsidies
Downsize and exploit employees
Raise executive salaries

Their wealth is theft, It's not honest pay
Financial firms are fraud, their profits are fake

Investment should be a public service
A quick return is fraudulent
Corporate collusion controls the market
The sharks attack the weakest
They don't care about the long run
Track Name: Overzealous
OVERZEALOUS

Doing all you can to support the scene
Forgetting how to be a human being
Awkward and frustrated
Unable to dance
Lonely and self-conscious
Craving contact

Effectively cleared the floor

All eyes on guard
Foolish child
Embarrassment
No one's impressed
Track Name: All Roads Lead Away
ALL ROADS LEAD AWAY

Shifting foundation floating in blood
Promise knowledge and salvation
But the truth must be bought

Secrecy is slavery

Indoctrinated, celebrated
Rooting the seeds of trust
Purpose, service
Disease swept under the rug

Provided answers
to the questions you've never asked

Blindly lead, sell deceit
Never bother to inquire what people need
Perpetuate the crimes of your religion
The voice of God is dead and gone
Buried by belief

Empty words
Soulless savior
Crucifier

Spiritual control
Ignore the unknown

Oppression by design
Uniformed, control the mind
Soulless savior
Follow blind
Track Name: Decriminalize
DECRIMINALIZE

No homes should be raided
No arrests should be made
No people imprisoned for a social disease

Outlawing medicine and preventing independence
Gives all our power to cartels and corporations

The wealthy have the best
The poor have no access
Prohibition creates black markets
Unchecked power, competing economies
Funding our enemies
Destroying our credibility

The world is aware, the scam is exposed
The fraudulent drug war is to maintain control
Discredit dissension
Disenfranchised population

Giving your power to corrupt organizations
is tearing apart families and imprisoning the nation
Track Name: Raising Posers
RAISING POSERS

Protect
Shelter your children
Precious fragile eggs

Provide the lie
You're always taken care of

Image and beauty define character
No one will trample the delicate flower
No power
to flourish uncrutched

Nourishment, comfort, expectations, entitlement
Reap rewards with no work
Breeding lambs for a world of wolves
Shielded from harm

Wrong
Track Name: Abolish The Supreme Court
ABOLISH THE SUPREME COURT

Highest authority, royalty
Concede, a threat to democracy
Appointed, anointed, lifetime of employment
Political puppet, corrupt
Tools of partisan slander, pander
Used as an abuse of power
Fear enslaves the cowards
Thwart the will of the people
Make corporations equal
Dictating legislation
Rulers of the nation
Reinterpret the constitution
A bloodless coup, a silent revolution
Track Name: Do Not Fight Their Wars
DO NOT FIGHT THEIR WARS

Destroy/eliminate economic competition
Secure the empire for the greater good of our nation
The military serves corrupt corporations

Destabilize hearts and minds
Radicalize, flight or fight

Their promises are lies
They don't care who lives or dies
They just want control
of resources and gold

Invading sovereign countries is not democracy
Kidnap and torture, force people to be free

Fighting for dishonor
Defending the corruption
Securing more wealth and power
for corporate dominance
Track Name: Lolita Express
LOLITA EXPRESS

The fantasies of the spoiled
is the playtime of the powerful
Pimping out abducted girls
from all over the world

Billionaires, business men
Presidents and candidates
come from conservative countries
fulfilling fantasies
Raping young girls
Doing all they please
Away from prying eyes
wives, public judgement
political opponents, and enemy spies

Deny any knowledge
The time conveniently forgotten
There were no accomplices
Bargain for lenience
Pay off the victims
Fly back to the island
Track Name: School Makes Kids Stupid
SCHOOL MAKES KIDS STUPID

Sit still, obey, pay attention
Memorize the lessons
Creating slaves for the system
Labor force bred to serve
subservient, without question
Mundane, tedious, regurgitation
Trap the soul, mental control
There's no joy in knowledge

Distrust, suspicious of the educated
Freedom is a synonym for lazy-stupidity

Process complete
Slave to the elite

Factory farmed to obey
money equals stature
Unemployment is viewed as failure
Mocking, independence is insanity
Your leash is your security not slavery

Live in denial, working to build your own prisons
Hating your family and loving your masters
Abuse is deserved, stay in line, victimize
Programmed to accept
Embrace the system that keeps you fed
Enslaved to fight to stay enslaved
Compete to eat at the feat of the elite
Wishing for inclusion, forever the tool
Track Name: US Concentration Camps
U.S. CONCENTRATION CAMPS

Confined to a life
of poverty, struggle, and strife
Lies to conquer the land
Disarm, destroy, imprison
Forced to concentration camps
Only escape
is to assimilate
Culture is destroyed through economic strangulation
Kidnapping children for reeducation
Demanding submission to colonialism
Your comfort comes from taking other's lives
Track Name: Kill The Beauty
KILL THE BEAUTY

Scorch the earth, leave it black
Don't ever let anything grow back
Kill the beauty
Paint it grey
Suppressing creative thought
Destroying all will to fight
Bland and plasticized
Track Name: Fist The Rich
FIST THE RICH

Go out of your way to make life miserable
for those who already struggle to survive
In a system of inequality
you'll pay extra to watch them die

Desperation?
Incarceration
Anything to avoid helping those who are in need
Irresponsibility

Principled, help yourself
Ignore the crippled
Compassion is for the weak
Feed on the flesh of those with less, kill the meek

Drive up the cost of living to avoid giving
All problems could be fixed if you weren't a pig
Track Name: Corporate Oligarchy
CORPORATE OLIGARCHY

Rig elections
Conflict of interest
No regard for the public
Corporate controlled, fascist government

Capitalism is a threat to democracy
The corporations make economic policy
Equal representation
always leads to socialism

Control public thought
Politicians have been bought
Making record profits
as the world rots
Limiting choice, preventing progress
No public service, no other options
Track Name: The Murderous History Of Sweets
THE MURDEROUS HISTORY OF SWEETS

Killing, enslaving, dominating resources
Destroying populations, polluting ecosystems
Wars and famine for sugar production

A global monopoly of three companies
control the sugar slave plantations
For the delights of wealthy nations

Suppressing unions, oppressing workers
Exploiting the labor of the conquered
The price of sweets is the blood of children
Granting exorbitant wealth and power to evil men
Suppress science to push a product that kills millions

Powerful lobby spending lots of money
Getting government subsidies
Contracts and kickbacks
But they refuse to feed their employees
Track Name: The Genocide Never Stopped
THE GENOCIDE NEVER STOPPED

Rewrite reality
Hold hostage the pen of history
Mysteries, truth is perspective

Inflicting terror, struggle to survive
Colonize, brutalize, control thoughts and minds
Animals to dominate, subjugate, exterminate
Abused and imprisoned, willful infliction

Forcibly transferring children to private institutions
Destroy all will to live, pacify, punish rebelliousness
Extorted, exploited, broken treaties, theft
One hand gives, a thousand more take

Mocked and ignored
The voiceless can't be heard
Every act of mercy
is celebrated as charity
But genocide is policy
Lies and deceit
for gain
Track Name: Everyone Is Getting Cancer
EVERYONE IS GETTING CANCER

Pollution from refineries
pumping out pcb's
Car exhaust and chemicals
Oil-wells on high schools
The pills you abuse
The beauty products you use
The sun, the air
The dye in your hair
Cellophane and packaging
Dangerous chemicals in everything
Forgotten dump sites, nuclear testing
Water polluted from hydraulic fracking
Power lines, radiation
Our furniture and toilette paper
Pesticides and processed foods
Children's toys and airplane glue
Everything the empire sells us
is poison to our systems