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Why are American’s so easy to manipulate?

While doing research for the song “BURNING CHILDREN I spent some time looking at the history of the educational system in the United States. In short, it goes something like this….

The current public education system in the United States was built after world war two. The prosperity that follow the war funded the building of much of the infrastructure that is still in use today, starting in the late 1940’s and lasting through the early 1960’s.

Money was dumped into the education system set in place with strong “American Values” that we will be a strong nation built on the back bone of the next generation. That generation being my parents or the “Baby Boomers” as they have been called.

But the budget of the public education system began seeing it’s first leveling off around the time my parents graduated high school in 1961. By the mid 1970’s when I was in elementary school, my mother was fighting along side the PTA (parent teachers association) to prevent the continual public school financial cut backs. Since the mid 1970’s the education system has been continually de-funded. Much like all government funded public programs in the United States. Politicians have seen these money allocated systems as a place to grab money from. A little here and a little here until they have broken the backs of the systems making the unless. In the late 1980’s Ronald Regan invented a word called “DeInstitutionalization” where he shut down the nations mental health care hospitals nation wide essentially putting all the mentally ill on the street. The homeless epidemic in the United States can trace it’s way directly back to this moment along with many of the outrageous violent crimes in recent years due to the fact that the United States has little metal health opportunities. (see 2012 Aurora shooting)

From the 1970’s through the 1990’s I personally watched the public school system decline into a shell of it’s former self. I have two grown children, both of which went through the public school system with them graduating in the early 2000’s. I can say from experiencing the system myself and then seeing what it had to offer my kids, that it is nothing more than a place for parents to dump their kids during the day so they can go to work. Teachers are not being paid what they deserve and many schools aren’t properly fully staffed with accredited personnel. There is little or no budget for maintenance of supplies.

When the education system standards are allowed to fall too, or more than likely intentionally pushed down to this level, it is inevitable that the intelligence of the population falls with it.

My point to all this is…

The stupider the people, the easier they are to manipulate. With the super rich now firmly in control of the country, whose children are far insulated from the public school system, the control of the population is much easier.

Sources:
Boomers Once Led the World in Education. What Happened?

The latest ranking of top countries in math, reading, and science is out — and the US didn’t crack the top 10

 

It makes me sick…

As an American citizen, born and raised, I can’t tell you how sickened I am at the quick decay of my country. It saddens me greatly to see the people of the United States so horribly polarized. RED or BLUE. Minds on both sides completely slammed shut to the ideas and feelings of their fellow man.

The line has been drawn and hate rules the day.

I have always considered myself a free thinker. I am not red or blue. Each time an election comes up I try to see if there is a lesser evil worth voting for. But each time the choices look worse and worse.

I want to publicly say that I think Donald Trump is a walking toilet of hate, prejudice and pure ignorance. I will never recognize this man as the president of the United States and will never show him any level of respect.

His foul mouth has driven an already deep spike of divide even deeper between the people of the world, weakening our country and making the American people look like even bigger fools.

The final two straws for me to say I can never respect this man in any way shape or form came when he pulled out of the Paris Accord essentially dooming the future health of the world for PROFIT and his complete and utter disregard of the NATO treaty.

Donald Trump is a fool, he is an embarrassment and he is weakening the safety of not just the United States, but all of Western Society.

Chris Violencethumb-down-smiley

In Speed We Trust

Work has begun on a brand new Speed Thrash track entitled IN SPEED WE TRUST.  I am once again working with Jon Du Dose to develop the song. Jon already has guitar tracks laid down which he will follow later with bass. We are also working with Matheus Manente who will contribute live drums, rhythm, lead guitars, mixing and mastering.

No final date is set, other than later this year. Stay tuned! – CV

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So, this is the future huh?

It is hard to even look at the sad state of the world right now. It’s like some bullshit bad dream. The Metal Festival Rock am Ring in Germany had to be shut down for a day do too a terrorist threat, the bombings at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester and London vehicle attacks.  Ancient religions that have no purpose in the modern world are using modern weapons and tools to spread hatred and death. Technology pushing into places that have no positive purpose (Voice Imitation SoftwareReal-time Face Capture and Reenactment). Ridiculous politicians claiming there is no climate change while the scientific community has over whelming indisputable evidence, corporations grotesquely raping and enslaving the population for greed and profit.

WHAT IN THE FUCK IS HAPPENING?

Last night I re-watched the original BLADE RUNNER. It was a dystopian view of a possible future. It was released in 1982. It was set in 2019 with the “Replicants” being the enemy human / robot / killers built in 2016/2017. It is eerie to see how sick and black our future has actual become.

These greedy fools who are playing with the world like it is some toy, building more weapons and manipulating the economy like it’s all a toy are fucking us all!

I don’t see any possible future that does not include slipping further and further down the rabbit hole. There are no hero’s in government that are going to stave off the greedy corporations and nature doesn’t have much more time.

Our children are fucking FUCKED!dystopia1

Back to writing/recording

Work has begun on a brand new song, working once again with long time friend Jon Du Bose.

The idea for these lyrics came to me last summer and I have been tinkering with them, writing and rewriting them ever since. I passed the idea along to Jon who said he was interested in seeing if we could put it together.

I recently moved from Southern California to Naples, Italy. Which took the better part of six months when all was said and done. Some of the things I’ve been dealing with revolve around the voltage differences. I knew it would be an issue using some of my gear. But thankfully, I was able to work through it.

There are a few things I want to do differently before I record this next song.

Number one, I want to warm up my voice in a live setting, prior to laying down tracks. Since the American Ripper album in 2014, everything I have recorded (Push Button Pain, The Raven and the 3 tracks I did with Axsaena) were all recorded with out full volume warm up’s. Just headphones and a mic. I simply wrote the lyrics as I recorded it as opposed to writing, performing those lyrics live for a period of time, honing them to the music and then recording them once they have melted together.

This time around will be very different. I now have my floor monitors set up feeding me full volume, with the new music that is being written pumping through the monitors. This allows me the opportunity to scream at full power during the writing process, which is something I haven’t done since 2012.

I have also been vocalizing to about 40 minutes worth of music per day, screaming songs from the American Ripper album and the Axsaena tracks to really get the power back.

Interestingly, even though I haven’t actually stepped out onto a stage in 6 years, my vocal strength and power is still all there. Maybe 85-90%. I can already see, with a little time and effort, I should be running with full afterburners in no time.

Which brings me back to this new song…

There is no time frame, no planned date. Probably some special guests. Jon and I are in daily communication, hammering out idea’s.  Looking forward to getting this out to the world.

Keep Thrashin’ \m/\m/

CV

CV in Europe
Chris Violence atop the Eiffel Tower, Paris France

Devastated to hear about Chris Cornell

Although I was never a fan of the grunge movement, Soundgarden, to me, was far bigger than all of that. Closer to Metal than everything else from Seattle at the time, his voice was the only inspiration I got from that era. But his time with Audioslave was my favorite. Powerful, meaningful lyrics mixed with his undeniable vocal control. A master of the distorted vocals. So sad to hear of his passing.

Hard to not have an opinion…

As a rule of thumb I have always felt that musicians and actors generally give up their rights to voice their political or religious views in order to maximize their fan base. It’s easy to offended and turn off fans and I for one don’t like hearing a musician’s opinions mostly because their “Job” is to entertain and not preach. But we are people too and we have opinions and in some cases, can mobilize others into action.

With that said, it’s hard to look at this world and not be offended and vocal.

There are a few things I do want to say about this modern life I find myself living in.

When my grandfather was in his mid-80’s I asked him if he thought the world was in a better place now, compared to when he fought in world war two. Keeping in mind, it was around 1995-ish when I asked him. I was so surprised when he told me how disgusted he was and felt the world was in a terrible condition. Greed, crime, obscene behavior in the White House (referring to Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinski) to name just a few. All those things look like child’s play compared to the mess we are in now. I can imagine him just throwing up if he could see what he risked his life on the battle field for.

As a boy in junior high and high school is when I really dug my teeth into Heavy Metal. In 1980-86 I was drawn to the bands of the day, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Triumph, Rush, and the Scorpions. All these bands had common threads regarding their lyrics. They were contemporary bands singing about the subjects of the times. The cold war of the 1980’s led to Electric Eye, 2 Minutes to Midnight, War Pigs, Allied Forces, Distant Early Warning, Winds of Change. My generation was the first generation of humans born in the shadow of the nuclear bomb. My parents were the last people born before a bomb had been dropped. Every waking moment of my life has been shadowed by impending doom. When will the enemies of the United States attack?

Yet, in the 1980’s while we lived under the threat that intercontinental ballistic missiles could be just 30 minutes away, there was also a positive side to the future. A possible future filled with the promises of disarmament and new emerging technologies. Advancements to make our lives better and fix some of our lingering issues. When the Belin wall fell, for a short blink of an eye, there was a future.

But that changed with 9/11, George Bush, Enron, the repeal of The Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, Bernie Maddoff and the crash of 2007. Since those moments, all of society has been spiraling down.

I call this time period the RESLAVRIFICATION OF THE HUMAN RACE.

The wondrous promises of a future filled with technology that would benefit our lives has been replaced with a vile intrusive invasion of space brought on by “For Profit” tech. A never-ending onslaught of advertising in every conceivable fashion in every public and private space. It’s literally impossible to escape it. I pay for internet and television service and yet these companies still think it’s ok to slaughter my senses, forcing their products in my face. Every public space is filled with billboards, electronic message signs, video displays all belching a vomitus stream of useless “Latest / Greatest” disposable profit streams.  When the fuck is enough enough?

Mankind has wondered for millennia “What is the meaning of life?”. Well it’s clear. The meaning of life is GREED at any cost. It’s not about being good. It’s not about a higher thought process. We are not building a world that is making the human life more vibrant, colorful, interesting or fulfilling. The meaning of life is to STAB VIOLENTLY at the human next to you for profit. Fuck the environment, fuck the future, fuck the present! MORE MORE MORE FOR ME ME ME! It’s no longer ok to have a few nice things and a healthy family. In fact, those things have NO VALUE!

The male human being used to have a purpose. His job was protecting and providing for his family. But the lawyers and local police department along with the corporate farming system took care of those parts of his life.

Now the modern male is brainwashed into thinking about acquiring more and more STUFF. Victims of an involuntary human weakness/reaction of scientific product placements. Now a man is NOTHING without Air Jordon’s, iPhones, Bugatti Veyron’s and all the other needless trash that is the preverbal carrot hanging in your face (aka data screen). It never fucking stops!

Something I find extremely interesting is the fact that if you attempt to put yourself between a human and their electronic device (computer, cell phone, TV), they will fight you and defend the gadget! If someone is mindlessly burning the hours away on their cell phone playing candy crush they will get pissed and lash out if asked to put it down. They defend the electronics and fight with the human.

The fragmentation of our society is another newer invention of this modern world. It is no longer possible to put 10 people in a room where even half of them will have the same “enough” opinion on politics, religion, the state of the economy all the way down to the simplest trivial things. People are ready to argue over everything. The separation down religious lines, political “arm chair quarterbacking”, racial equality all the way down to Apple vs Samsung have torn the fabric of our society apart.

Less than 25 years ago, news outlets were policed by society and called out when they got it wrong. Now the onslaught of full on bull shit “news” flies across the grotesque wasteland of Facebook and twitter with ZERO fact checking or legitimacy. All into the waiting eyes of the “Jackass” generation in “mid-neck break” while filming for their YouTube channel.

My grandfather’s generation has been called “The greatest generation” of all time. If that’s true, then I have to say “The Greatest Generation’s” kids are without a doubt the biggest pieces of shit to ever inhabit the earth. Don’t get me wrong, I love my parents, but their generation are god damned fucking thieves! The people who are 60+ are the ones who built this system of modern enslavement. They built the modern weapons systems that will threaten humanity till the end AND CAN NEVER BE REMOVED. They invented the machinery that pollutes, the credit trap that robs and the never ending – never owning “mortgage trap” which is essentially renting from a bank. Because of them, no one will ever own a home again. The property game has been returned to the 12th century. They’ve pressed on against rational and solid scientific evidence. They’ve pushed forward for GREED to have all for the few. And I say Fuck very one of them!

To every mother fucker who has held any sort of political office in the last 50 years, FUCK YOU. I hold you 1000% responsible for where we are now! You never used your position in office to HELP anyone but yourselves and it had sent us down an irreversible path where only GREED governs. For every back-door hand shake, every lobbyist payment, every time you sold us down the river to line your own pocket, FUCK YOU! To every cunt-corporate CEO, every person holding a seat on the board of directors who have raised a toast to your mastery of theft against your own fellow human, FUCK YOU!

I hope I live long enough to see society break down to the point where these pieces of shit are hunted down in the streets. When hunger snaps the average person into a blood thirsty killer that finally stops protesting on Wall Street with their stupid little signs and start busting through the tall polished gates in the Hampton’s. I look forward to watching billionaires and their children dragged lifeless and bloody down their ½ miles long drive ways knowing full well WHY THIS IS HAPPENING. I hope I live to see politicians everywhere in this world beg for their lives, whimpering and crying (think Saddam Hussain and Muammar Gaddafi), pleading for their captors to have compassion, only for the video clip to end with their brains splattered. I hope I live long enough to see the police and military side with their countrymen, friends and neighbors and not with the tiny number of faceless corporate cunts hiding behind a lawyer and lobbyist or a career politician who has never had to live check to check.

And just so your clear, I am NOT red or blue, left or right. I am NOT for this god or that god. To me that’s all bull shit. I didn’t have a choice of what color I was born or what piece of soil I was birthed on. I consider myself a human of earth. An earthling and a free man. I flat out refuse to be marketed too, bought, sold or owned by any company, country, religion or person and I am giving notice to any mother fucker that tries.

No matter how much technology human beings have at their disposal, nothing will ever change. The rich and powerful will always do everything they can to keep the masses down and the masses will ALWAYS have to reply with SWIFT AND BLINDING VIOLENCE! I think the intersection of the next great revolution; a global revolution is just down the highway.

It’s time to fight to be free.

#FreeTheHumanRace
#NoReslavrification