A couple of years ago, I picked up an album called Ghost of the Salt Water Machines by a band called Architect. At the end of a track called The Dog And Pony Show, there’s a spoken word piece that I find interesting (the link goes right to the spoken word part for those who don’t want to hear a punk/hardcore song).
I’ve tried to contact the band a few times about this, to see who it is speaking (it might be a journalist/author named Christian Parenti), but so far I haven’t heard back from them in any way, not even after I had the owner of their record company try and get in touch with them. I’m curious to know who it is and when he said this, and see if there’s more to the speech, as it appears that some editing may have been done. I doubt anything pertinent was taken out, as his main argument appears cogent. I’ve transcribed it:
I can’t really refute what he’s saying, and in fact think he has a point. The thing is, it seems to me that this has to remain an unspoken right, because how could we ever enshrine it without quickly descending into madness and chaos?
I’m curious to see if others think the idea has any merit, or is it just semantic nonsense (or some other kind of nonsense)?
Do we have the right to violate the law?