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

 

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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.

That moment in history all over again

That moment in history all over again.

A mere 75 years ago, just the length of my father’s life, the length of one human life, the world was fighting Adolf Hitler in what was considered one of the darkest times in modern history. Nearly every reference to the name Adolf Hitler has been mirrored with a “What If” statement. Throughout my life, I have watched movies, TV shows and even video games make references to a world “that might have been”, if there was no such thing as Adolf Hitler.

Following the collapse of Wall Street in 1929 and the great depression that followed (brought on by man’s greed and theft by the way) the United States was crawling its way back. Where could it and the rest of the world have climbed too if Hitler and his hatred had not run the world into war and set it on a path that split all the nations into fragments, building up the cold war and eventually to where we are now. For obvious reasons, we will never know, but that question and has been raised over and over again. This one man, Hitler, negatively impacted the world so horrifically, that it’s legacy will be one of those turning points of which we can never recover from. Mankind will continue down this alternate path never knowing what it’s “Unified Potential” could have been. And yet time and time again, I have heard in my life time “What if we could go back in time and KILL HITLER!” Would it make any difference? Would humanity still develop his technology to move forward without it all based on weaponization and use it to honestly help make people’s lives better? It has been proposed countless times “If we had a time machine, we could go back and kill Hitler to set the path straight”. But, again, for obvious reasons, this can’t been done. But for a moment, just think. All it would have taken was for any one of his guards to have simply raised a pistol to the back of his head and any time in all those years and blown his brains out. Someone just standing strong and saying, “This needs to be done”.

And yet, we are here again. One man, a VILE MAN, is steering humanity in ways no single human being should be able to do.  We are currently on the presuppose yet again. This is that very moment, that 75 years from now humans will look back on and say “Fuck, we should have KILLED that son of a bitch!”. This is the black on the edge of the chasm of which we are all now falling into. Like with the future that Adolf Hitler so selfishly cast us into, Donald Trump now does the same. But unlike with Hitler, one bullet will not stop the atrocities that are taking place right now. It would need to be enough bullets to kill the entire Republican party and the entire distorted version of the modern Christian faith that is the driving force behind their greed.

What humanity is looking at, with Paul Ryan, Mike Pence and Donald Trump is the Great White Christian Reich. There is NO difference between this level of “Religious ‘Values’ Politics” and Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. There is NONE!

The men running the United States at this very moment are the enemies of the future. They are the greatest slave owners in history and they have only one purpose and that is to STEAL THE LAST TINY BIT OF MONEY that is left in the United States and then exit it as it falls.

It will be this very fork in the road, this moment RIGHT NOW that will be the next great lesson that will be spoken about in the “After”, in the “Post American Era”, in the “Collapse”.

I will not see the other side of these men’s actions. I will not live long enough to see the crimes these men are committing reversed. I don’t believe there is a brighter future. The future is BLADE RUNNER. The future is MAD MAX. The future is the choking blackness of a dying corpse. The future is all plants and other animals fighting to stay alive in spite of the human plague at is determined to drag them all down with it.

Right now, is the end of nature. Every breath of air you breath, no matter where you stand on this planet, now has some level of pollutants in it. Every ounce of ocean water and every glass of water you drink has some level of man made contamination. Every handful of surface soil tests positive for lead, a left over from burning leaded gasoline in automobiles of the 1970’s. All the food you eat has been altered in some fashion, even if you grow that food yourself, you are using seeds you bought which have been modified over the last 50 years. Everything you see on a glass embedded screen like the one you are using to read this can manipulate what goes into your eyes, all the sounds you hear like the music I make is all synthetic. All your surroundings, from the city to the plowed fields of the countryside have all be touched by man, leaving “No Stone Un-turned”.  NATURE IS DEAD and the men who are ringing the last gasps out of it still have their hands around its neck.

I think it’s time to do the same to them! AT ANY COST! They want Black, lets give’m BLACK!