Monday Morning Aural Sex: 2020-03-02 (Why I Support Bernie Sanders Edition)

Emoclew one and all loveliest of lovely perverts to another Yadnom and another Yadnom Gninrom Larua Xes. Okay, no more of that stupid shit. Hi there! Welcome to the Why I Support Bernie Sanders Edition! *sigh* Okay, right from the get-go, I can already feel the hate. Beats the fuckin’ shit out of me why, though. As far as I’ve researched (and believe me, that’s no small amount), he best exemplifies my own values. What are my values, you may ask? Compassion, for one. Compassion for my fellow man, no matter how strange (for the most part). Red or blue, Republican or Democrat, I think we can all agree that pedophiles should be executed in the streets, so there’s no point in squandering compassion on them.

 

Bernie is literally the only politician I’ve ever seen in my 25 years of being politically-aware who seems to actually care about his fellow man, and though I can’t claim anywhere near as much activism as him, I care about my fellow man as well. Let’s go back further, though. Even though I grew up in a pretty lily-white suburb, one of my first best friends was a black kid. Race wasn’t even a consideration back then, and to the best of my knowledge at the time, that’s just the way the world was. Race didn’t matter. Oh my, how horrendously wrong I turned out to be, but my friendship with him was what solidified that perspective in me. Now, to see so much division being sown day after month after year, it’s just so fucking exhausting and infuriating in equal measure.

 

It’s made even worse by the knowledge that I can’t do much about it except fight it however possible wherever I find it, but it feels like an endless game of fuckin’ Whac-A-Mole. I can’t even imagine how exhausting and infuriating it is for my friends of color who experience it themselves on a day-to-day basis. So, yeah, that’s one reason in particular that I support Bernie. I’m still scratchin’ my head tryin’ to figure out why Biden won the South Carolina primary. I’m sure it was a number of things that just worked in his favor, and while I’m happy for him to some extent because it’s supposedly the first primary contest he’s won in his three attempted presidential campaigns, when I listen to him speak, I still feel like he’s not saying very much at all. Bernie spits facts & figures, and Biden kinda just drools ambiguities. I really don’t think he has much of a shot against resident Cheeto.

 

Anyway, my support for Bernie isn’t completely selfless. As I said in my 2020 video blog, I’m absolutely drowning in student debt, and will be for the next 14 fucking years unless I start making payments of $350/mo. I can’t even afford. What’s even more fun about that is that over the course of those 14 years, I’ll have doubled the principle amount of the loan in capitalized interest. Isn’t that fun? I think that’s fun. That’s fun, right? Yeah, so anyway, there’s also my lack of health insurance. No vision insurance, either. I do have dental insurance, but it’s fucking dogshit. They only pay for $1200 worth of procedures in any given year, and it’s usually like a 60/40 split favoring me, but it’s still a pretty hefty amount of fuckin’ money considering the kinds of shit I need done.

 

I know, you’re thinking, “Fuck you, guy! What, you already got life, and now you want health, too?! Who the fuck do you think you are?” Listen, I don’t think it’s partisan in any fuckin’ way to desire a healthy life; I don’t think it’s too much to want some sort of stable future. I’m pretty sure even the staunchiest of staunch right-wingers wants to have a healthy life. The biggest difference between us is who we feel deserves life at all. Me, I think most living people deserve life, with one notable exception being anyone willing to kill and/or rape others due to a horrifically distorted worldview. That’s another thing! Mental. Goddamn. Health. Care.

 

Perverts… I talked about my desire to talk to a psychotherapist on my 2020 video. Fortunately, it’s not an urgent need right now, but I’ve got to imagine that my life would have had far fewer rough fucking edges had I been financially capable of receiving psychotherapy at any point in my life. Do you have any fucking idea how many accumulated days worth of time that I’ve spent trying to untangle fuckin’ mental knots by myself? Do you have any idea how much it hurt every day feeling like I couldn’t talk to anyone because I felt like I made everyone uncomfortable and/or confused with my problems? Frankly, I got lucky in being able to emerge from so much pitch fucking blackness with my life mostly intact. Way too many people aren’t so lucky, however, and I fucking miss one of them every goddamn day. It’s been almost 9 years, and I still miss her every goddamn day.

 

Those are some other reasons that seem pretty valid to me. Maybe they’re not to you, I don’t know. I don’t think it’s right that we had to have a fundraiser for my father only a month or so before he died to try and raise money for the outstanding medical bills he incurred as a result of a pre-leukemic blood condition he got, leading to two bone marrow transplants, countless platelet infusions and a month-long stay in the hospital. I mean, my stories seem fuckin’ tame as all fuck compared to the innumerable stories others have around this country, but the pain is just as real for each of us.

 

If all that’s not enough, I’ve also been feeling tightness in my chest lately, but obviously I can’t go get anything checked due to my lack of insurance. So, if I suddenly stop releasing podcasts, ya might wanna check in with me to see if I’m dead. I don’t want to die, perverts; I just need life to get better. I need to feel like there’s something to look forward to, something fulfilling. Not just for me, but for all of us, even those with whom I disagree. Again though, criminally insane people are exceptions to that rule. But yeah, death doesn’t seem like such an unwelcome alternative to 14+ years of debt slavery.

 

Even though I’m well-aware there’s a middle ground, I don’t think it’s right that America prides itself so thoroughly on so many things, and yet also callously lets its homeless and hungry freeze and starve. It lets its students sink or swim in fucking oceans of debt. It lets its sick (sometimes) be treated only to then be driven into bankruptcy for having been treated. These are so-called radical notions of basic human decency that have far too fucking long gone ignored in favor of shameless, endless fucking greed. These things display an utterly egregious lack of empathy which make me ashamed of my country. I know, “Love it or leave it,” right? If only the early American colonists had the modern-day rhetoric we suffer from the blithering fucking troglodytes of today…

 

Anyway, I’ll spare you anymore snowflakey libtard anecdotes for now. Let me tell you a bit about what we’ve got in store for this week’s edition:

 

1. A metric fuckton of Rage Against The Machine and related side-projects. Why? Well, fuckin’ duh. I’m sure it’s a little too obvious for some of you, and I’m sure there are loads of you who’re upset with Rage themselves for the outlandish fuckin’ ticket prices we’ve been seeing for this upcoming tour. I don’t know whose fault that is, or to what degree. All I know is that I felt energized as 50 fucks in a 5 fuck bucket when I saw them co-headline the Rock The Bells show with Wu-Tang Clan on Randalls Island in NYC back in summer of ’07. The crowd was so fuckin’ amped up, I got this vision in my head of all of us marching on Washington that very night. Obviously, that’s silly as fuck and it didn’t happen, but it was still fun to imagine.

 

2. The two tracks called Rumble are a tribute to Michael Moore and his podcast also called… What the fuck do you think? Rumble! If you perverts haven’t listened to it yet, I highly recommend it. Shit, even if you have listened to it, I’ll highly recommend it. I’ll fuckin’ sneak in your house while you’re asleep and dive into your melons like fuckin’ Inception and recommend it so when you wake up, you think it was your own fuckin’ idea. How ‘bout that shit, hmm? He’s already had over 5,000,000 downloads, and he’s only 40 something episodes in. His podcast is one of the main reasons I even bother listening to podcasts other than my own. Even better, it’s not cluttered with a bunch of bullshit ads. Say and think what you want about him, I’ve always profoundly admired and respected him, even so far back as his movie, “The Big One,” from the mid-90s, so I wanted to pay tribute.

 

3. A lot of these tracks are gems that I’ve played numerous times across the lifespan of this podcast. There are a few making their debuts, but frankly, this one was pretty fuckin’ easy to compile. It’s a little over 4 hours long, and at some point, I just had to put blinders on to get the tracks I felt most deserved to be here. I definitely could have gone on and on and fuckin’ on. I know, I’m too much.

 

Aaaaand, with that… wenowyojne!

 

 

01 John Lennon - Power To The People (from The John Lennon Collection) [00:07:48]

 

02 Whyt Rbbt - Revolution (from Revolution) [00:10:54]

 

03 Chuck D & Henry Rollins - Rise Above (from Rise Above - 24 Black Flag Songs to Benefit the West Memphis Three) [00:14:37]

 

04 Rage Against The Machine - Bombtrack (from Rage Against The Machine) [00:16:45]

 

05 FEVER 333 - … (from STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS) [00:20:45]

 

06 FEVER 333 - BURN IT (from BURN IT) [00:21:37]

 

07 Knife Party - Bonfire (from Rage Valley) [00:25:24]

 

08 Rage Against The Machine - Sleep Now In The Fire (from The Battle Of Los Angeles) [00:29:49]

 

09 Prophets Of Rage - The Counteroffensive (from Prophets Of Rage) [00:33:07]

 

10 Prophets Of Rage - Unfuck The World (from Prophets Of Rage) [00:33:44]

 

11 Nothing More - Do You Really Want It (from The Stories We Tell Ourselves) [00:37:43]

 

12 The Staple Singers - For What It's Worth (from For What It's Worth) [00:41:34]

 

13 Rage Against The Machine - Guerrilla Radio (from The Battle Of Los Angeles) [00:43:55]

 

14 Link Wray & His Ray Men - Rumble (from The Link Wray Collection 1956-62) [00:47:20]

 

15 Excision - Rumble (feat. Space Laces) (from Apex) [00:49:36]

 

16 Slipknot - Gematria (The Killing Name) (from All Hope Is Gone) [00:54:00]

 

17 Rage Against The Machine - Calm Like A Bomb (from The Battle Of Los Angeles) [00:59:58]

 

18 Powerman 5000 - Assess The Mess (from Transform) [01:04:55]

 

19 Powerman 5000 - Action (from Transform) [01:05:27]

 

20 BTS - Burning Up (Fire) (from The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever) [01:09:02]

 

21 AJR - Burn The House Down (from The Click (Deluxe Edition)) [01:12:25]

 

22 The Nightwatchman - House Gone Up In Flames (from One Man Revolution) [01:15:54]

 

23 Nothing More - Let 'em Burn (from The Stories We Tell Ourselves) [01:19:10]

 

24 Rage Against The Machine - Voice Of The Voiceless (from The Battle Of Los Angeles) [01:23:05]

 

25 Rage Against The Machine - The Ghost Of Tom Joad (from Renegades) [01:25:36]

 

26 Marvin Gaye - You're The Man (Original Mono Single Version) (from What’s Going On - 40th Anniversary (Super Deluxe)) [01:31:11]

 

27 The Code - Alert, Aware, Involved (from A-F Records Sampler) [01:36:49]

 

28 Rage Against The Machine - Street Fighting Man (from Renegades) [01:39:22]

 

29 Anti-Flag - One Trillion Dollars (from For Blood And Empire) [01:43:53]

 

30 Afu-Ra - Reign on Me (feat. Mann) (from Reign on Me) [01:46:17]

 

31 Immortal Technique - Rich Man’s World (1%) (from The Martyr) [01:49:49]

 

32 Cypress Hill - Shut ‘Em Down (feat. Tom Morello) (from Rise Up) [01:54:28]

 

33 Street Sweeper Social Club - Fight! Smash! Win! (from Street Sweeper Social Club) [01:57:49]

 

34 Excision - Fight Through The Pain (feat. Sullivan King) (from Apex) [02:01:14]

 

35 Public Enemy - Fight The Power (from Fear Of A Black Planet) [02:05:11]

 

36 The Nightwatchman - Whatever It Takes (from The Fabled City) [02:09:48]

 

37 Rage Against The Machine - Take The Power Back (from Rage Against The Machine) [02:13:52]

 

38 The Nightwatchman - The Road I Must Travel (from One Man Revolution) [02:19:25]

 

39 Rage Against The Machine - Tire Me (from Evil Empire) [02:23:07]

 

40 Revolution Harmony - We Are (feat. Serj Tankian, Ihsahn & Devin Townsend) (from We Are) [02:26:00]

 

41 1991 - The People (from The People) [02:32:34]

 

42 Sly & The Family Stone - Everyday People (from Stand!) [02:35:28]

 

43 FEVER 333 - ONE OF US (from STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS) [02:37:45]

 

44 Prophets Of Rage - Strength In Numbers (from Prophets Of Rage) [02:41:06]

 

45 The Nightwatchman - Alone Without You (from Sicko OST) [02:44:08]

 

46 Rage Against The Machine - Born As Ghosts (from The Battle Of Los Angeles) [02:47:09]

 

47 Roy Zimmerman - Superdelegate (from Thanks For The Support) [02:50:29]

 

48 Cypress Hill - Rise Up (feat. Tom Morello) (from Rise Up) [02:52:43]

 

49 One Day As A Lion - One Day As A Lion (from One Day As A Lion) [02:56:32]

 

50 Rage Against The Machine - Know Your Enemy (from Rage Against The Machine) [03:00:55]

 

51 Chali 2na, The Funk Hunters - Get Involved (feat. Defunk) (from Get Involved (feat. Defunk)) [03:05:48]

 

52 Rage Against The Machine - Wake Up (from Rage Against The Machine) [03:09:35]

 

53 Dead Kennedys - Stars And Stripes Of Corruption (from Frankenchrist) [03:15:35]

 

54 Rage Against The Machine - Township Rebellion (from Rage Against The Machine) [03:21:51]

 

55 K'NAAN - Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) (feat. Snow Tha Product, Riz MC & Residente) (from The Hamilton Mixtape) [03:27:13]

 

56 Rage Against The Machine - Freedom (from Rage Against The Machine) [03:31:55]

 

57 Manic Street Preachers - If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next (from This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours) [03:38:01]

 

58 Thought Riot - Save the Humans (from A-F Records Sampler) [03:42:44]

 

59 Anti-Flag - Hate Conquers All (from Hate Conquers All) [03:45:09]

 

60 Rage Against The Machine - Bullet In The Head (from Rage Against The Machine) [03:47:55]

 

61 Scars On Broadway - They Say (from Scars On Broadway) [03:53:01]

 

62 Serj Tankian - Harakiri (from Harakiri) [03:55:46]

 

63 Slipknot - All Hope Is Gone (from All Hope Is Gone) [04:00:01]

 

64 The Nightwatchman - Save The Hammer For The Man (feat. Ben Harper) (from Union Town EP) [04:04:39]

 

65 Gary Clark Jr. - This Land (from This Land) [04:09:51]

 

66 The Nightwatchman - This Land Is Your Land (from Union Town EP) [04:15:30]

 

67 John Legend - History Has Its Eyes On You (from The Hamilton Mixtape) [04:19:07]

 

68 Prophets Of Rage - The Party's Over (from The Party’s Over) [04:22:21]



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