Divided Lines

Science has already proven that humans are basically prewired to be one side or the other in terms of political and religious views. Fighting your point to the opposition is not only a waste of time, it’s a fast way to lose a friend, family member or even your teeth.

This is probably the most agonizing part of watching people in this modern world. A friend of mine once said “They put curtains on polling booths for a reason”. And that’s very true. Just 30 years ago people knew better than to argue about who you were voting for. You simply pulled the curtain back, threw the switch and got a little sticker that said ‘I Voted”.

But today, with the good ‘ol internet, everyone thinks their going to convert the other side. And while the masses play that game, the old adage “Divide and Conquer” rings ever truer.

The question you may want to ask yourself is not what team you root for politically or which version of the “God” you were taught about, but more about what you can do to change this world on your own.

It doesn’t seem like there is much that a single person can do, but there are a few things your in control of…

  1. Looking at the political world, regardless of what side your on, you may feel helpless. You can’t take on the whole system. But you can pick out one political leader, be it a congressman, senator, governor, mayor or local city planner and focus on just them. Learn about them, get their contact information and focus your energy like a laser. Make sure they know who you are. Pound them to the very edge of what is legal. Counter them on twitter and facebook. Find other citizens with similar political views (fuck trying to convert the nonbelievers) and build a team to work on that one person. Hammer them repeatedly day after day, month after month, year after year and once they know you are there THREATEN THEM WITH REMOVAL FROM OFFICE! Make them understand that you will do everything in your power, with your organizational ties to haul them out of office and end their political career AND THEIR INCOME! Make them understand that the plush lifestyle they have come to enjoy will come to an abrupt end if they don’t start putting the people before the corporation. Because in the end, politicians are only afraid of one thing and that is losing that seat and power. Corporations and lobbyists are also threatening them with the very same thing. That’s why politician’s fold to the will of corporations (that and the fat cash they get). Politicians rely on the fact that everyone in society is so divided right now. But if you pick just ONE, you can HAMMER THEM LIKE THE HEAD OF A NAIL!
  2.  If your sick of the vile behavior of religious fanatic’s in this modern world, simply don’t teach religion to your children. That’s it! Look, ancient religions deserve props for helping humanity get out of the dark ages. The 10 commandments were good basic rules that kept people from stealing and killing, but this is the modern world and we are a modern people. If you are the parents of children right now, would you give them a computer from 1998 with Windows 95 on it? Do you think teaching them how to use that computer would give them a competitive edge to survive in this modern age (assuming you give a fuck about your kids and want them to be successful). By simply not passing that old bull shit to your kids, you stop this perpetual nonsense and in one generation of humans it’s gone! DONE! This is something you control. You hold the cards. You can still teach your children to be good people and respect others. After all, that is your job as a parent!
  3. The most important thing any person can do in the modern world is be a decent person to the stranger next to you. We live in a world that’s easy to snipe people from behind a keyboard or flip someone off from our little metal and glass coffins while we speed down the highway. Always remember that the people at the other end of the screen or in the other car is being crushed under the same weight as you. By not leaving a shitty comment on YouTube or by simply letting someone merge in traffic EVEN IF THEY DIDN’T USE A TURN SIGNAL without blowing a fucking gasket are things you can do that makes things better. Wake up, look in the mirror every day and say “I’M NOT GOING TO BE A FUCKING DICK TODAY!

We are now at the end of the old world. We are at the end of boarders. The end of purebred humans. The future will be without boarders and will mixed bl0od lines, skin colors and sexual preferences. There is no reason for you to worry about what the person next to you on the train is doing with their genitals in their personal time any more than they should worry about what you do with yours. You have no right to push your religious, political or sexual preferences on others. By simply turning off the news and stepping side, you will find in as little as a few days, that your mind will clear and your tolerance of others will calm and in turn your own happiness will improve.

If you focus your energies in the right direction, you can gain more control over your own life and your world instead of trying to take on the whole fight alone.

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

 

 

 

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CACOPHONY – OMP Showcase Part 1

1 – Judas Priest – Painkiller (R)
2 – Skull Fist – Hour to Live (R)
3 – Elm Street – Barbed Wire Metal (R)
4 – Odiusembowel (NZ) – Mephitic Sermon
4 – Bow Messiah (NZ) – Perfect Virus
5 –
Empires of Eden – Killing As One
6 –
Eternal Voyager – Eternal Voyager
7 –
Angerhead – Legacy of Hate
8 – Awakened Inferno (NZ) – Dystopia
9 – Decode the Design (NZ) – Inherent
10 –
Chris Violence, Jon DuBose, Jamie Page – Push Button Pain

CACOPHONY – OMP Showcase Part 2

11 – Destructatron (NZ) – Castles
12 – Heterodox (NZ) – Elixir
13 –
Hellevate – Nocturnal Grip
14 –
Lords of the Trident – Winds of the Storm
15 – Human (NZ) – Teenage Bonesaw Massacre
16 –
Maxxxwell Carlisle feat. Fang VonWrathenstein – Like Hell
17 –
Shallow Ground – Once Again
18 – Tainted (NZ) – 8mm
19 – Threshold of Terror (NZ) – Flashbacks of a Future Existence
20 –
Sorizon – Falling
21 –
Vanlade – Hail the Protector
22 –
Zephaniah – Road Warrior

GIGS

Saturday September 10th @ Churchills Live – ACCA DACCA – The Australian

AC/DC Show with support from Skelter. Tickets just $25 from Eventfinda.
www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/acca-dacca-the-ac-dc-show/christchurch

Friday September 16th @ Churchills Live – Symbiotic Deathfest, featuring

Organectomy, Decimated King, Cephalopod, Silent Torture, Sanity Breach,

Dr Diesel and the Octane Outlaws, and Verminlord, $10 on the door.
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Friday September 23rd @ Darkroom – Doomsdays with Master Blaster and

Nervous Jerk.
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Tuesday September 27th at Valhalla (Wellington) – Immolation (US), with

support from Heresiarch, tickets from
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standard and deluxe options available.

Tuesday October 18th @ Darkroom – Hexis (Denmark) with Men An Tol, Ape

of Unreason, Machina rex, and Meth Christ.
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Sunday October 23rd @ Churchills Live – UK Ska and Punk legends Bad

Manners, tickets from Metropolis Touring.
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Thursday Ocober 27th @ Darkroom – Place of Skulls on the Seeping From

the Ossuary Tour, with Gormukiliodokus, Christless and Tyrannosaurus

Wreck, $5 on the door.
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Saturday December 3rd @ Darkroom – heresiarch, with Trepenation, Place

of Skulls, and Voice of the Black Pharoah, $10 on the door
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Friday October 28th at Churchills Live – All Hallows Eve Night Tribute,

featuring October Thrust (Type O Negative Tribute), Kron (Korn Tribute),

and Alice Would (Alice in Chains Tribute). $10 on the door with bar tabs

and prizes for the best dressed.
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THURSDAY 9TH MARCH – POWERSTATION, AUCKLAND NZ – Meshuggah, new album

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Requests for Cannibal Corpse, Deicide and Morbid Angel and of course we promote the usual NZ Metal bands.

Axsaena [Romaina] [Thrash – Death Metal] – Global Revolution EP [2016]
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www.facebook.com/axsaena
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Soilwork [Sweden] [Melodic Death] – Death Resonance [2016]
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Axsaena Playlist

Darkthrone – Tundra Leech
The Mark Of Man [NZ] – Lament
Nucleust – Faith By The Sword
Depths [NZ] – Eradication
* Axsaena – Gospel Of Violence + Me Against The World + Any Last Words? Burn It To The Ground
Soilwork – Sadistic Lullabye
Cannibal Corpse – Hammer Smashed Face [Request]
Deicide – Once Upon The Cross [Request]
Morbid Angel – Blessed Are The Sick [Request]
In Dread Response [NZ] – In The Arms Of The Absurd
Blindfolded And Led To The Woods [NZ] – A Wolf In A Wall Street Tomb

Soilwork Playlist

Nuclear Chaos – Shockwave
Tainted [NZ] – Worthless
Crypt – Torture
Malevolence [NZ] – Life Machines
* Soilwork – Helsinki + Death Resonance + The End Begins Below The Surface + When Sound Collides
Decimated King [NZ] – In Suffering + Disease
In Flames – The End
Meshuggah – Born In Dissonance
Hellborne [NZ] – Raping Of Society
The Schoenberg Automation – Don’t Be Disputin’ With Rasputin
Opeth – Sorceress

GIGS

Saturday August 27th at Churchills Live – Three’s a crowd, featuring Skelter, Bakers eddy and The Dead Beat Boys, $10 on the door.
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Saturday September 10th @ Churchills Live – ACCA DACCA – The Australian AC/DC Show with support from Skelter. Tickets just $25 from Eventfinda.
www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/acca-dacca-the-ac-dc-show/christchurch

Friday September 16th @ Churchills Live – Symbiotic Deathfest, featuring Organectomy, Decimated King, Cephalopod, Silent Torture, Sanity Breach, Dr Diesel and the Octane Outlaws, and Verminlord, $10 on the door.
https://www.facebook.com/events/254735241557175/

Tuesday September 27th at Valhalla (Wellington) – Immolation (US), with support from Heresiarch, tickets from
www.valhallatouring.com  With standard and deluxe options available.

Sunday October 23rd @ Churchills Live – UK Ska and Punk legends Bad Manners, tickets from Metropolis Touring.
https://metropolistouring.nztix.co.nz/Default.aspx?Event=62450

Friday October 28th at Churchills Live – All Hallows Eve Night Tribute, featuring October Thrust (Type O Negative Tribute), Kron (Korn Tribute), and Alice Would (Alice in Chains Tribute). $10 on the door with bar tabs and prizes for the best dressed.
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