everlasting light (live at terminal 5) - the black keys
There’s a reason education sucks, and it’s the same reason that will never,ever, ever, be fixed… It’s never gonna get any better! Don’t look for it! Be happy with what you’ve got! I’m talking about the real owners now, the big… the wealthy… The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, they’re an irrelevancy. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls. They’ve got the judges in their back pockets, and they own all the big media companies, so that they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They’ve got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying – lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else. But I’ll tell you what they don’t want They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that! That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago. You know what they want? Obedient workers – Obedient workers. People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork but just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it. And, now, they’re coming for your Social Security. They want your fucking retirement money. They want it back, so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all, sooner or later, because they own this fucking place. It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it. You and I are not in the big club. By the way, it’s the same big club that used to beat you over the head with all day long and they tell you what to believe… All day long, beating you over the head in the media, what to believe, what to think and what to buy… The table is tilted, folks! The game is rigged! And nobody seems to notice, and nobody seems to care! Good honest, hard-working people! White collar, blue collar… Doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on! Good honest, hard-working people continue…These are people of modest means! …continue to elect these rich cocksuckers who don’t give a fuck about them! They don’t give a fuck about you! They don’t care about you! At all! At all! At all! Yeah! You know?