Eco-communities as a social vision

Eco-communities as a social vision
Egalitarian and ecological communities, like the pictured East Wind (www.eastwind.org), are very close to our vision of an ecological society

10 December, 2008

"If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next" by Manic Street Preachers, Album: This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours (1998)


The future teaches you to be alone
The present to be afraid and cold
So if I can shoot rabbits
Then I can shoot fascists

Bullets for your brain today
But we'll forget it all again
Monuments put from pen to paper
Turns me into a gutless wonder

And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
Will be next, Will be next,...

Gravity keeps my head down
Or is it maybe shame
At being so young and being so vain

Holes in your head today
But I'm a pacifist
I've walked La Ramblas
But not with real intent

And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
Will be next, Will be next,...

And on the street tonight an old man plays
With newspaper cuttings of his glory days

And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
Will be next, Will be next,...


In memory of the two teenagers in Greece, brutaly murdered by the police.

Michalis Kaltezas, fifteen, shot dead on 17/11/1985.

Alexis Gregoropoulos, sixteen, shot dead on 6/12/2008.

The song is refered to Spanish Civil War in 1936 and its title was the logo of a Spanish Republican poster against Franco's atrocities for bombarding cities and killing many children among civilian population (pictured above, read its history here). The military practice of the (Franco's) rebels, the military practice of Greek cops. Parallel practices.

Greek youth got pissed off and showed these days of extensive riots that they don't tolerate anymore such fascistic brutality by police which is responsible for at least 100 civilians' deaths or tortures, either native or immigrants, after Greek Junta fall in 1974 and alleged Democracy had been restored. No more lies on TV, no more hypocrisy and crocodile tears by the responsible governments.

You can hear this song in youtube

5 comments:

amana said...
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amana said...

I erased it because it was not in English... I said:
My sweethearts...
The things that 've going on are so sad
I can stand it anymore
How am i supposed to begin my life seeing these?
How am i supposed to express myself knowinh that I can be the next Alexhs?
Kow am i supposed to express myself knowing that the answer is a bullet?

WKAE UP YOU GUYS! WE LIVE UNDER A DICTATIORSHIP AND WE CAN'T SEE IT. OR THEY (AND BY THEY I MENA THE GOVERNMENT) DON'T WANT US TO SEE IT...

AND IF YOU DON'T LISTEN TO THE GROWN-UPS ,
LISTEN TO US
LISTEN TO THE CHILDREN
THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY
IF THIS EXISTS
STOP THIS
I'M BEGGING YOU

candiru - stratis aigaiopelagitis said...

thank you for commenting, its important to spread this message to the democratic world in order to see the nowadays abuse of democracy in her ancient homeland

amana said...

The thing that makes me as sad as i can get it's not the murder or the damages

Its that all these will be history
All these will be forgotten after a little time
All these won't be getting money to the channels and will stop to talk about that

That child has to be a symbol for my generation and the ones following
That child is now my brother, my friend...
That child is me
This child must remain in our hearts and minds
He represent the stupidity of some people
He represent the unfair, the dreams we have and the situation existing in our country

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