Wednesday, November 16, 2011
"seems to me, i could live my life/ a lot better than i think i am"
I think it's pretty funny that a band who drew inspiration from Ayn Rand also wrote a song that perfectly encapsulated Marx's theory of alienation. For real, dudes, "ain't got no time for livin' cause I'm working all the time." The separation of labor from the rest of life-activity, as this thing that's required for your survival but preventing you from really living, is one of the fundamental wrongs of capitalism. Rush fucking nailed it.
I'm posting this because I've basically been doing nothing but work for the last week. Also, consider this another gesture of solidarity to the folks at OWS, who just got attacked again by the bankers' porky pals in blue.
Oh and this song is really heavy. I'm going to sleep now.