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October 26, 2004

Words I never thought you'd hear me say

Eminem has created a defining political statement with his new track "Mosh."

Words here, video here. Watch the vid. It's a big file, but don't let that stop you: I'd put this up there with Jon Stewart's Crossfire Smackdown, Michael Moore's F911 and MoveOn's Child's Pay video as one of the best political visual rants of the year.

I just wish it'd come out a couple months ago:

Imagine it pouring, it's raining down on us
Mosh pits outside the oval office
Someone's tryina tell us something,
Maybe this is god just sayin' we're responsible
For this monster, this coward,
That we have empowered
This is Bin Laden, look at his head noddin'
How could we allow something like this without pumping our fists
Now this is our final hour...
No more blood for oil, we got our own battles to fight on our own soil
No more psychological warfare, to trick us to thinking that we ain't loyal
If we don't serve our own country, we're patronizing a hero
Look in his eyes its all lies
The stars and stripes, they've been swiped, washed out and wiped
And replaced with his own face, Mosh now or die
If I get sniped tonight you know why,
Cause I told you to fight.

Which brings me around to the point about which I originally meant to post today: creative actions on the days leading up to election day (and beyond, if necessary). What are folks doing here locally to turn up the volume? Kos has got his truck stunt; Dr. Natalie J. advocates full contact art in the streets; the Extreme Democracy crowd is passing out the tools; Txtmob is adding "smart" to the political mob; the World Party hosts are calling for a global day of getting down or fighting back as the case may be.

What are you doing?

Posted by Alex Steffen on October 26, 2004 at 11:48 AM in Washington Culture | Permalink


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I'm doing GOTV with MoveOn.

But I'm really writing because the video and Kos links are empty...

Posted by: kevin | Oct 27, 2004 11:03:26 AM

Fixed. (Thanks, Kevin.)

Posted by: Jon Stahl | Oct 27, 2004 8:13:11 PM

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