We need to educate people not just to contribute to the economy, but to survive it. We need to educate people not just to survive the economy but to critique it, to challenge it, to change a model that places consumerism at the heart of life even when people can’t afford to consume.
Why won’t you die?”
“Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea… and ideas are bulletproof.
Does trouble just go looking for you?”
“No, it seems to know pretty much where I am most of the time.
The world is bad enough as it is. You’ve got no right to make it any worse.
Can’t they just say what they mean? Can you? Language, after all, is not just about points and meanings. It is a medium of communication, yes, but also of avoidance, misdirection, self-protection and plain confusion…
Look, other bands, they wanna make it about sex or pain. But, you know, the Beatles, they had it all figured out. “I Wanna Hold Your Hand. ” That’s the first single. It’s f-ing brilliant, right? Perhaps the most f-ing brilliant song ever written.
Because they nailed it. That’s what everyone wants. Not 24-7 hot wet sex. Not a marriage that lasts a hundred years. Not a Porsche or a blow job or a million-dollar crib. No. They just wanna hold your hand.
You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.