– Maria Luisa Mendonça, director of the Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazil, on the nation’s Vice President Michel Temer, who has taken the reins of power for up to six months during Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment.
Episode 35 was
Skaphe – “V” from Skaphe2
Carcass – “Exhume to Consume”
Nightbringer – “Rite of the Slaying Tongue”
Phobocosm – “Knives In the Senate House”
LVTHN – “Into Death Reborn”
Plebeian Grandstand – “Flail in the Bliss”
Ulcerate – “We Are Nil”
Squint your eyes to see clearly, blur reality to make it real
Let focus go from your deceiving eyes to know what’s been concealed
We’ve all been blinded, subjects to visual misinformation
A systematic denial of the crystalline
To see the fine grain, to read the hidden words
The context of parallel truth devoid of fragmentation
Our light induced image of truth, filtered blank of its substance
As our eyes won’t adhere to telltale lies
Everything examined, separated, one thing at a time
The harder we stare the more complete the disintegration
Rational gaze, eyes re-opened
Reasoning focalized, receptors activated
Perspectives distorted, the ladder beyond our grasp
The twin-headed serpent forever hidden
Where’s the true knowledge?
Where engines of the sane and insanity merge?
The clarity, the unity
Reality untouchable, transparent
Invisible to our fixed, restricted fields of vision
Existence taken for granted, absolute
Possessed, owned, controlled by the common sense infected rational gaze
Onward forever we walk among the ignorant
Never stray from the common lines
The day I finally got my Mike Wallace on! Actually I stumbled and stuttered a lot as usual, but my guests, Diana Moyer and Josh Smyser of the local UCW-CWA, were completely fantastic as we discussed Governor Bill Haslam’s privatization plan and the Tennessee Is Not For Sale! movement that has arisen to oppose it. Few things are worth pre-empting Amy Goodman, but this is one of them! Click here for an audio recording of our entire hour-long interview.
Originally aired Friday, 19 Feb 2016 on WOZO-LP 103.9 FM Knoxville.
Business majors of the world, unite! And watch these videos! Naomi Klein on disaster capitalism and Jeffrey Perry on the 300-year-old capitalist origins of white supremacy. Everybody check out the Perry video – I’ve only recently discovered him and I would love to hear y’all’s thoughts on his projects, positive or negative. The Bicameral Headbanger, every Monday 9-11 PM on WOZO-LP 103.9 FM Knoxville Community Radio.
This week we dedicated our entire show to this mind-blowing re-examination of the conflict between two towering figures in the history of India, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (an advocate for the oppressed Dalit and “Untouchable” classes in India, a man forgotten or simply unknown to most of the world), and Mohandas Gandhi (the “Father of Modern India,” saint of nonviolence movements worldwide and considered by many to be the greatest man of the 20th Century). Roy’s stories and perspectives on Indian Untouchability also suggest some fascinating parallels to American racism and white supremacy and how discrimination and segregationism can take similar forms worldwide.
Absolutely shattering and not to be missed.
If you are unfamiliar with the Indian Caste system and the massive systematic violence against Dalit populations in South Asia, here are some links to check out.