||"East of Midnight"
||To the Good Old Days / East of Midnight 2
||There are always parameters of doom.|
||The Third Grade
||Until one of these apocalypses finally does take us, though,|
||"Weltschmerz - Radio Edit"
||the pessimists' anthems always begin if we do nothing.|
||The Psychedelic Furs
||"You'll Be Mine"
||You'll Be Mine +1
||We never do nothing.|
||"I Should Have Looked Away"
||La Vita Nuova
||We are terrible at doing nothing,|
||"On the Day I Die"
||worse than a thousand other things at which we're bad.|
||"The Two of You"
||Pick Me 5
||We lie when we should say nothing,|
||"No One Will Miss Me"
||blurt when we should listen,|
||take apart things that were working,|
||mount expensive campaigns to safeguard dysfunction,|
||"Tehke ruumi! - Lumevärv Remix"
||contrive ingenious dazzling baubles to accessorize injustice.|
||"Mere Angne Mein"
||We concentrate our bile into bloated humanoid shapes,|
||"STATO DI NATURA - feat. Måneskin"
||FEAT (Stato di Natura)
||externalizations of our fear and greed,|
||thē kĭñg +1
||and grant them systemic power.|
||"SATAN LIVES IN HOLLYWOOD"
||We obsess over distractions.|
||"PUNCH THE FUCKING WALL"
||We build fast cars,|
||and ornamental walls,|
||and crash them into each other.|
||But we don't do nothing.|
||And thus there are also always parameters of resistance.|
||We say that the virus is "circulating freely", but you wouldn't want that definition of freedom.|
||"No Ones Out There"
||Without your help, it flies three feet, falls to the ground, and dies in hours.|
||"PRESENCE IS STRENGTH"
||If we stay home, we change a factor.|
||We are consumed by fear, it may feel,|
||meant to be... 3
||but the first source of fear is a lack of knowledge.|
||ISCREAM NEVER GROUND
||"Aso Viva Revolution"
||We picked a bad time to have carved an effigy of smug narcissistic ignorance out of cheese|
||Exhibition of persons worn colors 5
||and put it in charge,|
||but at least now we've ripped the rhetorical spinal column out of "how bad could it be?"|
||PAS DE QUATRE 4
||Ignorance, too, falls to the ground in between us and dies, if we are standing the correct distance apart.|
||"Over The Sky - Japanese Ver."
||Endless Night 3
||Cheaper, faster virus and antibody tests will turn invisible enemies and invisible allies into map dots.|
||We have tools for map dots. Map dots change a factor.|
||"Easy come, Easy go!"
||Easy come, Easy go! +1
||We're not ready for 10% of us to need two weeks in a hospital bed,|
||"I’m in love"
||but we know from movies that we can shut one person in a plexiglas box, at least for the first five minutes.|
||The continuum between the two is finely graded,|
||and only some of the combinations require magic.|
||This time Magneto escapes his cell, walks three feet, and falls to the ground.|
||"You Don't Walk Alone"
||Every social measure that reduces the 10%,|
||and every drug that reduces the two weeks,|
||"Variation I.Ii - Lethe"
||gets us farther from catastrophe and closer to poison ivy,|
||Stitched Up Heart
||closer to summer, closer to love.|
||"Awake and Lost"
||We have factors we can change in our hearts.|
||Falling Down +3
||We need faster vaccines, that's a thing we've definitely learned.|
||"Brand New Me"
||But we also, beyond any political doubt, need universal health care.|
||Secrets Of The Moon
||Whether or not you think assertions of human right ought to have been convincing,|
||Dance Gavin Dance
||eardrums have a way of muffling policy debates into "but I already have insurance" or "not".|
||The thing we should always have been saying is "Universal heath care is how we make sure the sick people you don't know and don't think about are diagnosed and treated instead of walking around three feet ahead of you coughing into their hand and then touching a doorknob and then suddenly you need a ventilator and you have insurance and your insurance can't buy you a ventilator because there aren't any left.|
||"Letras perfectas (feat. Despistaos)"
||Also, you forgot to ask how the other person is doing.|
||Like a lot of people, they do something they can't do on a laptop from their kitchen table.|
||"Bailar en la Cuerda"
||The people who fear that universal health care is the first of many steps are half right and half broken.|
||Walking Across Jupiter
||"Like an Eagle"
||At this moment, millions of people cannot do their jobs.|
||Capitalism cheerfully and promptly reclassifies their time as valueless.|
||Black Orchid Empire
||"Winter Keeps Us Warm"
||Winter Keeps Us Warm +1
||But they aren't sitting at home not getting paid because their job changed social value,|
||"Damn Tam Tam feat. Franky DSVD from Channel Zero"
||Sabbath Fleddy Sabbath
||they're at home because the social value of them staying home just temporarily skyrocketed.|
||Killing Time / Der Honig
||We never do nothing, and are unsurprisingly bad at recognizing its value,|
||but the mistake is attaching the value to the process, not the effect.|
||Capitalist economics sees a haircut that a barber couldn't give during a lockdown|
||B-sides the Point 6
||and subtracts the price from the GDP.|
||"Sad to Me"
||Death in Venice Beach
||But nothing has actually been lost.|
||The barber stayed home and didn't transmit infection.|
||The hair grew harmlessly, alone in some other apartment,|
||Church Of Imagination
||becoming exactly no harder to eventually cut.|
||Humanity got slightly closer to surviving a pandemic.|
||Both people, meanwhile, never stopped deserving to eat.|
||The skyrocketed social value of not getting the haircut, at this moment,|
||Truth or Consequences
||is the same as the skyrocketed social value of not giving it.|
||Relying on a marketplace to organize basic survival and social morality|
||South of Heaven
||is like relying on a ceiling fan to reorganize your kitchen table|
||Then Comes Silence
||so that you can take a conference video-call without a bunch of toddler art behind your head,|
||or asking the table to reorganize your sense of self-worth so you don't mind taking a conference video-call with a bunch of toddler art behind your head,|
||Tiny Moving Parts
||"You Lost Me"
||You Lost Me / Guardians 2
||or asking the things your daughter drew when she was four to climb off the wall and go upstairs |
||"All My Life"
||and explain to her twelve-year-old self how this is all eventually going to be OK|
||when she feels like her whole life has been taken away from her and is never coming back.|
||Division Of Laura Lee
||You need socialism of health care so the person ahead of you, or behind you, doesn't get you sick.|
||You need socialism of the food supply so you don't starve when the next lottery decides that you are the person behind the person in front of you.|
||Aweful Kanawful & His Rubber Husband's Band
||"Only When I Cry"
||You need a system that isn't based on lotteries, or billionaires, or this symbolic pathology we invented long ago and called "capital".|
||"Gurenge (From "Demon Slayer")"
||You need people, and they need you.|
||First to Eleven
||"Toss a Coin to Your Witcher"
||Today, of course, you all need each other to stay the fuck home. Read a book. Listen to some music. If you feel a swell of ignorance, cough it into your sleeve and go wash your hands again.|
||But that's only the very, very beginning of a very long process of acknowledging everything that this experience has rendered vividly undeniable.|
||There are a trillion parameters of doom and release and justice and hatred and joy. Only a few of them are not, in one way or another, under our control.|
||"Don't Start Now (Metal Version)"
||The dinosaurs weren't killed by a meteor, they were killed by the orange idiosaur who went on TV and promised them that the comet was going very substantially away, not towards.|
||Underline The Sky
||"Sweet but Psycho"
||They did nothing. The comet became a meteor. We did some nothing, enough for an outbreak to become a pandemic. That was bad, and the consequences are already bad and will get worse. But not only worse.|