Cognitive Suicide

Failed States, Propagandhi

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You were a flash of light across a sky of total dark. You saw their shocked and gaping jaws then it all returned to black. There was a brief surge of panic, their eyes pressed tight. You brought a swarm of confusion to their bleak but simple lives. Cognitive suicide. Insular, pathetic minds try to cut you off at the knees so they won’t be left behind. If everything is bland and unambiguous, maybe they can understand how they fit into this place. Every time they fail they seek a victim for their spite. Some dismal need to crush someone beneath their feet. All their acrid words can’t ease their wounded hearts. Despite their claims they have no maps, no keys to any gates. Cognitive suicide. Insecure, regressive minds try to cut you off at the knees so they won’t be left behind. Petrified, frozen to imaginary times. Pay no mind, I hope they pass you by. Live your life and don’t apologize to the cowards of this world, they’re a waste of time. Everything’s in between. Are they terrified of unobscured and brilliant colours? Perhaps you cracked the door to their own forbidden worlds. Everything’s in between.

This song is dedicated to Caster Simenya, a middle-distance runner who was subjected to a public and humiliating “gender verification” after winning the 800 metre World Championships in 2009; and Eudy Simelane, a footballer on the South African women’s national team who was beaten, raped and murdered as a “correction” for being a lesbian and LGBT activist. While Eudy’s life was tragically cut short, Caster perservered and continues to compete in track at the highest level. “Coward” here refers to those who are afraid to think, learn and look critically at themselves, not those who may hesitate, are afraid, or are too physically weak to “fight” in the traditional sense.

@propagandhi

Reported for crying-with-laughter self-image. https://t.co/iYMF2909UJ

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@propagandhi

.@Pampers @GerberLife @FisherPrice we have a sad little baby pooping his pants in the cozying-up-to-state-power ais… https://t.co/VrN6GgmH5k

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@propagandhi

the over-the-top edginess of the secret service gives one hope.

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What has two thumbs and is anticipating a visit from CSIS/ loves blowjobs?

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Propagandhi

Propagandhi

Celebrating three decades of life in the political and musical hinterlands, Propagandhi released their sixth studio album, Failed States, on September 4th, 2012.

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@propagandhi

No, she blocked me and subsequently blinded herself with science. https://t.co/1wYIumegg4

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@propagandhi

No, she blocked me and subsequently blinded herself with science. https://t.co/1wYIumegg4

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@propagandhi

...we -- those of us who prefer a liveable world -- will have to do more than sucker punch nazis and clown the clownable going forward.

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@propagandhi

Some much needed cathartic gallows humour and clowning going around today but...

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@propagandhi

I know, my political views and sense of humour must come as a outright shock to a fan of 20 years. https://t.co/p94wuWDCe2

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@propagandhi

I'm taking it this is a sick, high-five-worthy burn in her world. https://t.co/K2kED2aJq0

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@propagandhi

No, she blocked me and subsequently blinded herself with science. https://t.co/1wYIumegg4

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@propagandhi

...we -- those of us who prefer a liveable world -- will have to do more than sucker punch nazis and clown the clownable going forward.

See Original

@propagandhi

Some much needed cathartic gallows humour and clowning going around today but...

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@propagandhi

I know, my political views and sense of humour must come as a outright shock to a fan of 20 years. https://t.co/p94wuWDCe2

See Original

@propagandhi

I'm taking it this is a sick, high-five-worthy burn in her world. https://t.co/K2kED2aJq0

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@propagandhi

Reported for crying-with-laughter self-image. https://t.co/iYMF2909UJ

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@propagandhi

.@Pampers @GerberLife @FisherPrice we have a sad little baby pooping his pants in the cozying-up-to-state-power ais… https://t.co/VrN6GgmH5k

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@propagandhi

the over-the-top edginess of the secret service gives one hope.

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@propagandhi

What has two thumbs and is anticipating a visit from CSIS/ loves blowjobs?

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@propagandhi

I had to go there. I had to play the ISIS card. We on the left need SOMETHING to disagree about today! https://t.co/jFc2ag8cW2

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@propagandhi

george w bush/ al qaeda/ 9-11 literally "simpler times" at this point.

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