Published on September 29th, 2014 | by -swansong-11
Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss
Insanemedia is back..
I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again
Some of you may recognize those lyrics as the theme for a tv show, or as the background to some commercial peddling some crap no one really needs. To the rest of us it was…is…an anthem, a rallying cry….even if that isn’t exactly what Pete Townshend envisioned.
Pete Townshend 2006 – “It is not precisely a song that decries revolution – it suggests that we will indeed fight in the streets – but that revolution, like all action, can have results we cannot predict. Don’t expect to see what you expect to see. Expect nothing and you might gain everything. The song was meant to let politicians and revolutionaries alike know that what lay in the centre of my life was not for sale, and could not be co-opted into any obvious cause.”
I chose those lyrics precisely because we are in the midst of a revolution. It may appear muted and subdued but only because we “revolutionaries” have no access to the golden microphones of mainstream media or the porcine ears of today’s politicians. The reason for both is the same. They both were long ago bought and paid for by powerful corporate interests that have no interest in the truth or the betterment of our lives.
We live in a time of false flags, phony wars, rampant police brutality, terrorism supported, funded and carried out by our own governments, mass surveillance and spying, the militarization of our police forces and the consistent and persistent dumbing down of our friends and families by the very media charged with providing us with the insight and facts we require to make informed decisions.
So…while we may not be, “…fighting in the streets, with our children at our feet”, we are, without a doubt in the midst of a revolution and whether or not you are a revolutionary may come down to something as simple as your willingness to speak the truth.
The journey has not been an easy one.
As with many or our fellow “revolutionaries” we at Insanemedia have also been set upon by those that would have the truth buried…along with our right to speak it…if they had their way. Many researchers have fallen by the wayside because of threats, intimidation, stalking and harassment by those that would claim to speak for the families. To their credit many researchers have stayed…or come back…unwilling to allow themselves to be run off by a hostile and vocal minority. To them we offer our respect and sincere thanks for continuing this very important work.
No good deed goes unpunished
What many people don’t realize is that unlike CNN or NBC we independent researchers, writers and video makers do this as a labor of love. We aren’t remunerated for our efforts, we don’t have teams of lawyers representing us and all of us have to do something other than write or produce videos to put food on the table. All of this takes us away from our families, limits our ability to make a living and can put tremendous stresses on our personal lives.
Not wanting to let the fine work we’ve done here on Insanemedia disappear into the ether and realizing the importance of an independent media, insanemedia has been transferred into my name.
Insanemedia is back: Meet the new boss, Same as the old boss.
So to those that would seek to attack, stalk or harass us I say…bring it on. But be prepared to bring your “A” game because the truth has nothing to fear from threats and intimidation.
It is time to speak up. Time to make your voice heard. It is time to take back your country…this planet… from those that would seek to divide and enslave you. Inform your family. Inform your friends. Inform yourself. And never be afraid to speak the truth.
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
― Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.