From 1978 Feeding the 5000 album how apt.
You’re paying for prisons.
You’re paying for war.
You’re paying for lobotomies.
You’re paying for law.
You’re paying for their order.
You’re paying for their murder.
Paying for your ticket To watch the farce.
Knowing you’ve made you’re contribution
To the systems fucked solution,
To their political pollution.
No chance of revolution.
No chance of change.
You’ve got no range.
Don’t just take it.
Don’t take their shit.
Don’t’ play their game.
Don’t take their blame.
USE YOUR OWN HEAD.
Your turn instead.
It’s not apologise.
It’s not economise.
It’s not make do.
It’s not pull through.
It’s not take it. It’s not make it.
It’s not just you. It’s not madmen.
It’s not difficult. It’s not behave.
It’s not, oh well, just this once.
It’s fucking impossible.
It’s fucking unbearable.
It’s fucking stupid.
As long as politics is the shadow cast on society by big business, the attenuation of the shadow will not change the substance.
Quoted in John Dewey and American Democracy by Robert Westbrook (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991), p. 440; cited in Understanding Power (2002) by Noam Chomsky, ch. 9, footnote 16; originally from “The Need for a New Party” (1931) by John Dewey, Later Works 6, p. 163. (Via Westbrook.)