Skip to comments.Somebody Needs to Drop Witch Hunt Lyrics on the CHAZ
Posted on 06/18/2020 4:13:20 PM PDT by Technocrat
Ten thousand quarter-sheet flies of this, from a low flying airplane at night
The night is black Without a moon The air is thick and still
The vigilantes gather on The lonely torchlit hill
Features distorted in the flickering light The faces are twisted and grotesque Silent and stern in the sweltering night The mob moves like demons possessed Quiet in conscience, calm in their right Confident their ways are best
The righteous rise With burning eyes Of hatred and ill-will
Madmen fed on fear and lies To beat, and burn, and kill
They say there are strangers, who threaten us In our immigrants and infidels They say there is strangeness, too dangerous In our theatres and bookstore shelves That those who know whats best for us Must rise and save us from ourselves
Quick to judge, Quick to anger Slow to understand
Ignorance and prejudice And fear
Walk hand in hand
What is that from?
Witch Hunt is about ... basically a mob in a mad group hypnosis of righteousness, and others being wrong. Reason isn't really their strong suit, even when a mirror is put in front of their faces. Again, they would look in the mirror, see themselves, not know it was themselves, and think it wasn't a reflection, but actually the deplorables.
No question about it!
Also, all non-blacks must immediately stop their heinous. insulting, demeaning, derogatory cultural appropriation and STOP listening to black artists and pretending to “get” their lyrics.
“Witch Hunt” is a song from Rush’s “Moving Pictures” album.
Rush - Moving Pictures - 1981 - Witch Hunt, lyrics by Neil Peart (RIP).
Kind of reminds me of David Bowie’s “Future Legend”
And in the death,
As the last few corpses lay rotting on the slimy Thoroughfare,
The shutters lifted in inches in Temperance Building,
High on Poacher’s Hill.
And red, mutant, eyes gaze down on Hunger City.
No more big wheels.
Fleas the size of rats sucked on rats the size of cats,
And ten thousand peoploids split into small tribes,
Coveting the highest of the sterile skyscrapers,
Like packs of dogs assaulting the glass fronts of Love-Me Avenue.
Ripping and rewrapping mink and shiny silver fox, now leg-warmers.
Family badge of sapphire and cracked emerald.
Any day now,
The year of the Diamond Dogs.
“This ain’t Rock’n’Roll,
This is Genocide.”
May the earth itself swallow them up, without a trace!
It’s Moving Pictures by Rush, track 6, one of the (so many) truly great albums of the 80s
Never heard that one before, it was trippy
You know, I’m really sick of this constant, one-way denigration of anyone who “takes the law into his own hands,” any citizen who sees that a corrupt system is letting the guilty escape, and reluctantly decides that ordinary men must step up.
I remember this narrative from the black-and-white TV westerns of the 1950s. The vigilantes were always motivated by malice toward someone: sodbusters, freedmen, Indians, beaners, sheep herders, pacifists...and always had the wrong men.
Is history ever that way? I guarantee you that many men caught with stolen horses and summarily hanged were guilty of stealing those horses.
In Gone With the Wind, Scarlett goes out by herself and is assaulted by white trash. Since the Army of Occupation was not interested in extending the protections of law to white Southerners, several gentlemen disguised themselves, disguised their horses, broke curfew (punishable by death), and went to visit justice upon the would-be rapist.
The northern media lost their minds when they heard such things were happening, (which they were) and began spouting that it was an organized campaign to terrorize freedmen. Racism, don’cha know? General Forrest and some others decided to yank their chains, and announced the organization of a group they dubbed the KKK.
The “KKK” consisted of an unknown number of groups of men across the South, trying to protect their people from the worst abuses of the “reconstruction.”
You know, vigilantes.
I now see the reason that this “vigilantes evil” narrative was so relentlessly pushed. I thought it was just a convenience for the police, who used to insist upon a monopoly on violence done to malefactors. However, the real purpose of demonizing “vigilantes” was to keep us—yes, us—from protecting ourselves from the left—AKA the Forces of Evil.
We didn’t know this day was coming, but they did. Or, at least, they had faith that they would bring it about. “Double, double, toil and trouble, fire burn, and cauldron bubble, and never, never emulate the Minute Men; never take your gun and boil into the streets to confront mobs of evil rioters. Leave it to the police; you’ll only screw it up; it’s illegal, and vigilantism is always wrong no matter what.”
Does everyone believe that? Is everyone going to sit in their rockin’ recliners until evil knocks the door in to rape their wives and children in front of them, as the Vietnamese communists used to do?
By the way, the original KKK disappeared with the end of reconstruction, when it was no longer needed. The second group to be called by that name arrogated it to themselves without permission or justification: a case of stolen honor.
The first KKK was made up of southern aristocrats, the second of lower caste southerners resentful of the successes not only of blacks, but of Jews, Catholics, and practically everyone else.
1. Slavery is not the worst thing there ever was.
2. Racism is not the worst thing there is.
3. There are times when men of honor have an obligation to protect the weak from the evil.
They wouldn’t get it. But I see your point.
They are not there to think or be rational, no sense wasting golden words on dirty turds.
Of course, The professor might have disagreed. I wonder if his political bent changed at all, or it would have, if he was still among the living.
God I miss him. I keep hoping he left some notebook of words or lyrics, and Lerxst and Dirk are working on the tunes.
Looks like I have an entire album to listen to :)
This is more of a denigration of those who respond to ideas with violence, something that is always bad.
“This is more of a denigration of those who respond to ideas with violence, something that is always bad.”
Can’t agree. Ideas have consequences.
Imagine how much better things would be if we had responded to the left by eliminating it.
Thanks for saving me some time
And yes, one of the greatest albums by one of the greatest bands ever, been to more of their shows than I can count now and sadly wonder if Ill see another one will this end before they do?
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