Track 7 on Choking Victim's album No Gods / No Managers (Hellcat, 1999). The lyrics in the liner notes are accompanied by an illustration bearing a rather blunt message: American bills of varying denominations formed into the shape of a swastika, with a couple of crosses superimposed. (Yeah, yeah, I know. Anyway, the artwork in the CD is attributed to Eric Drooker.)

This song also contains part of a lecture by Michael Parenti, who is a well-known political analyst and author of several books on American and global socio-political structure. (At the time of this writing he lacks a node; can someone more well-read than myself help us out?)


Spoken by Michael Parenti:
"The function of that police action, those interventions in Central America and the Middle East, the function is system sustaining. It is to maintain that overall system! And you don't look at the particular cost. I could demonstrate to you that every single bank robbery, that in every single case practically, the cost of the police was more than the actual money that the robbers took from the bank. Does that mean, 'Oh, you see, there's really no economic interest involved, then. They're not protecting the banks. The police are just doing this because they're on a power trip, or they're macho, or they're control freaks, that's why they do it.' No, of course it's an economic... of course they're defending the banks. Of course, because if they didn't stop that bank robbery, regardless of the cost, this could jeopardize the entire banking system. You see, there are people who believe that the function of the police is to fight crime. And that's not true; the function of the police is social control and protection of property."

I am sick and tired and my money's always spent
And though their jobs are killing me their money pays my rent
The fuel of world hate, although it's just a seed
But when it grows and flowers, it becomes the world's greed

Money for the rich
Money for the fed
God supplies the money and God supplies the dead
And when yer dead and ready
Exploited be thy name
'Cuz after you have money things are never quite the same

I don't care for money and money's not for me
The money fuelled this empire and our racist history
Although I'm forced to use it, the rules have all been set
But life is not worth living if your soul is in debt


Money lies ??? Money hates ??? Money kills ??? Money rapes

See my No Gods / No Managers write-up for Choking Victim's opinions on *snort* copyright.