Test Their Logik: "Democracy's Bankrupt"

<table><tr><td>from <a href="http://www.crimethinc.com/blog/2012/10/15/test-their-logik-democracys-ba...

Just in time for the final weeks of the US Presidential election spectacle, our comrades <a href="http://www.testtheirlogik.com/">Test Their Logik</a> have just released a new video, &#8220;Democracy&#8217;s Bankrupt.&#8221; This anthem eloquently expresses the disillusionment with electoral democracy that we can only hope is spreading around North America.</td><td><img title="I sure hope disillusionment has to do with more than just voting..." src="http://anarchistnews.org/files/pictures/2010/ballot_box_dreams.jpg"></td...
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For more reading: <a href="http://www.crimethinc.com/tools/vote/">why democracy's bankrupt.</a>

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<h3>Lyrics</h3>
<p>every politician&#8217;s already been bought.<br />
capital rules this ballot box.</p>
<p>this pyramid scheme is about to collapse<br />
runnin outta credit outta steam outta gas<br />
healthcare welfare everything is getting slashed<br />
more cops more jails bailouts for the banks<br />
rolling out the tanks to occupy the planet<br />
we occupy a plaza they wanna oscar grant us<br />
murderers working for the people on our ballots<br />
who serve the corporations and the rich and the bankers<br />
all about traffic keep products flowing<br />
profits soaring our wages stay frozen<br />
they shipped every job they could across the ocean<br />
built borders for the people but kept markets open<br />
we waited for change. ain&#8217;t no use in hoping<br />
the system needs war and slaves to keep floating<br />
so sinking this ship is the path we&#8217;ve chosen<br />
democracy&#8217;s bankrupt we ain&#8217;t voting</p>
<p>X2<br />
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<p>X2<br />
All power to the people.<br />
If voting changed anything it would be illegal<br />
those in power have always been deceitful<br />
we&#8217;re done with voting for a lessor evil<br />
democracy means war, surveillance, prisons,<br />
police, borders, capitalism.<br />
every vote is a vote for the system<br />
act directly make your own decisions</p>
<p>democrat or republican<br />
liberal conservative no hope in them<br />
same shit different asshole fuck votin&#8217; man<br />
status quo, their job is preserving it<br />
when revolution comes what they get they deservin it. the nerve of them<br />
bankers serving them, the federal reserve pyramid they subserviant.<br />
fuck the ballot tear it up or burn it man. power to the people believe<br />
its concerning them.<br />
the tables are turnin, and after obama, the liberal monster, innocent<br />
child drone bomber, stop being depressed realize that we&#8217;re stronger<br />
this false dichotomy don&#8217;t believe it any longer. fuck the ndp the<br />
liberals and harper, they all work for the beast their hearts are<br />
darker. If voting could change anything it&#8217;d be illegal the whole<br />
tree is evil chop it from the root power to the people.</p>
<p>X2<br />
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<p>X2<br />

All power to the people.<br />
If voting changed anything it would be illegal<br />
those in power have always been deceitful<br />
we&#8217;re done with voting for a lessor evil<br />
democracy means war, surveillance, prisons,<br />
police, borders, capitalism.<br />
every vote is a vote for the system<br />
act directly make your own decisions</p>
<p>yeah yeah let&#8217;s take back our lives<br />
make our decisions fuck these greedy politicians<br />
yeah yeah the people gonna rise<br />
and start building the world we wanna live in<br />
we don&#8217;t need em to survive<br />
freedom&#8217;s misssing in this democratic prison<br />
these pinnochios lie they the true parasites stay free til we die<br />
anarchists we defy<br />
the law. and the rule of our masters<br />
the evil of a lessor none of them are better<br />
they&#8217;re still all bastards<br />
a multiheaded hydra their heads we&#8217;re gonna sever.<br />
like our own shackles<br />
liberate by any measure piling up the pressure<br />
no hope in the ballot every vote&#8217;s a disaster<br />
a voice that&#8217;s been captured. freedom&#8217;s what we&#8217;re after.</p>
<p>X2<br />

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<p>X2<br />

All power to the people.<br />
If voting changed anything it would be illegal<br />
those in power have always been deceitful<br />
we&#8217;re done with voting for a lessor evil<br />
democracy means war, surveillance, prisons,<br />
police, borders, capitalism.<br />
every vote is a vote for the system<br />
act directly make your own decisions</p>
<p>every politician&#8217;s already been bought<br />
capital rules this ballot box<br />
every politician&#8217;s already been bought<br />
capital rules this ballot box<br />
every politician&#8217;s already been bought<br />
capital rules this ballot box<br />
every politician&#8217;s already been bought.<br />
capital rules this ballot box</p>

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Comments

ugghh...what happened to POS?

Not bad, but ain't got nothing on insurrectionary Lil Wayne's Milli Milli...

agreed... this is truly horrible.
This reminds me of how i sometimes feel guilty for not supporting anarchist cafes. I feel bad because they're always about to go under so i occasionally pay too much for the worst vegan bagel imaginable just because its an anarchists space.
However this is worse then crappy vegan food. sorry yall.
At least its as bad as that ghost mouse shit!

*NOT as bad as that ghost mouse shit. Nothings worse than ghost mouse.

are these peeps on psychopathic records????? WOOT WOOT! FAM-ILL-EEE, FAM-ILL-EE..

(i'm a juggalo so it only made me laugh)

I'm pretty sure that's a juggalo in the beginning scene with a flag (or Anonymous crew...probably the same people)

About 2:05 into the video for "Democracy's Bankrupt" there is a picture the Federal Reserve with Greenspan and Bernanke with devilish red eyes, etc.

This picture was produced by Far-Right Nationalist David Dees, who makes unusual photoshop images for political purposes. The images usually depict Jewish people up to evil deeds, Mexicans and Latino/as overrunning the US, and other canards of the far right. He's popular with Alex Jones, Jeff Rense, Stormfront, and a plethora of white supremacist and related extreme right wingers.

I know way too much about this guy because of my research into the horseshoe effect of politics where the far-left and the far-right have similar interests (right-wingers into (hippie) organic food, or right wingers being opposed to Israel not because of the critique of militarism, nation-state, or support of Palestinian liberation but because of anti-Jewish ideas (David Duke, Ron Paul, etc.)

Why would they use this image or do they even understand its context ? Their lyrics mention "bankers" several times and the "Federal Reserve pyramid" (fuck alex jones) but they don't mention Capitalism ! Sounds like Ron Paul or crappy Loose Change documentary hip hop to me.

Here's links to David Dees racist images:

David Dees Influenced by Henry Ford and Ron Paul

http://www.uproxx.com/feature/2010/07/david-dees-conspiracy-theory-meets...

http://cdn.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/truck_dees.jpg

David Dees Denies the Holocaust

David Dees Blaming Problems on Mexicans

David Dees is a 9/11 Truther and Holocaust Denier (I'm not really a big fan of the ADL and their support of Israel Apartheid but they do alot of research on white supremacist and other racist groups like the New Black Panther Party, etc.)

Boy Scouts are a front for the Homeland Security department

Read more: http://www.uproxx.com/feature/2010/07/david-dees-conspiracy-theory-meets...

??? "They don't mention capitalism!" ???
did you hear the fucking hook?? Capitalism is mentioned like 6 times throughout the song!

As for that blip of an image, I'm sure the video producers didnt research into who exactly produced it and just thought it looked good to flash in at that time.. a shot 15 seconds later features an ARA demo with a clear smash racism message.

exactly...

All of David Dee's images have his name/website on them. I would hope they check out his website real fast and see why he focuses so much on the Federal Reserve but not Capitalism. But, then again, I would not be surprised if the Test Their Logik people were into the Federal Reserve conspiracy popularized by the John Birch Society and other far-right winger types.

This is no substitute for a plan to seize power, hold it, and revolutionize the society. A lot of antagonism against the status quo, a shit ton of emotion; it's like nothing so much as a television show, bad guy good guy; rah rah good guy. As with television there's no need to understand why the good guy is good or what good means or leads to.

Seriously, this e-mo, lame-o, teen-o anarchy-o is futile-o.

"After this event there was contention for a long time between the upper classes and the populace. Not only was the constitution at this time oligarchical in every respect, but the poorer classes, men, women, and children, were the serfs of the rich. They were known as Pelatae and also as Hectemori, because they cultivated the lands of the rich at the rent thus indicated. The whole country was in the hands of a few persons, and if the tenants failed to pay their rent they were liable to be haled into slavery, and their children with them. All loans secured upon the debtor's person, a custom which prevailed until the time of Solon, who was the first to appear as the champion of the people. But the hardest and bitterest part of the constitution in the eyes of the masses was their state of serfdom. Not but what they were also discontented with every other feature of their lot; for, to speak generally, they had no part nor share in anything." the A-team

God job trolling your trollface the troll off you fucking troll. I sincerely hate you and wish I had a time machine so I could punch your great grandparents squarely in their reproductive organs.

the bandana is not working!

Human Beings aren't working!

Testament starting a fiery shredding insurrection in the streets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqiTNHJVp9E

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