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Spidey’s Curse…

Yessir, here is the comic book Old King Cole Younger was referring to in the new classic “Spidey’s Curse” from the Black Lips’s recent LP and KLYAM favorite Arabia Mountain. Spider-Man and Power-Pack was a 1984 issue distributed in sex education classes to teach the youngsters about sexual abuse and how to prevent it.

This website is a great resource for infomation on the comic: http://www.politedissent.com/archives/982 

Here are the lyrics to Spidey:

Peter Parker’s life is so much darker than the book I read
‘Cause he was defenseless, so defenseless when he was a kid
It’s your body, no one’s body, but your’s anyways
So Peter Parker don’t let him mark ya, it’s so much darker
Don’t let him touch ya, he don’t have to stay!
Don’t fill a spider up with dread

Spidey’s got powers, he takes all of the cowards
And he kills them dead
But when he was younger, an elder among him messed him in the head
So Peter Parker don’t let him mark ya, it’s so much darker
Don’t let him touch ya, he don’t have to stay!

The teacher looked at everyone with a PSA
She saw that our hearts were gone
She saw that in everyone!

Peter Parker’s life is so much darker
Better tell him, man
‘Cause it’s your body, no one’s body, but your’s anyway

So Peter Parker don’t him mark ya, it’s so much darker
Don’t let him touch ya, he don’t have to stay!
Don’t fill a spider up with dread
Don’t fill a spider up with dread
Don’t fill a spider up with dread

(Dude, they are conjuring up those demons. Basically, they’re taking spells out of that book. Or they are taking demons out of that book and working it into a song that basically conjures up these demons, man. Oh dude, it’s way insane. Dude, trip out on this!)

Elementary Ideas on Democracy

Changes come from the bottom, not the top. As everyone knows, Obama championed the vague concept of “change” to the American people throughout his campaign. And of course everyone ate it up because eight years of a right wing war criminal in office will do serious brain damage to you. So, people wanted a Democrat to fuck things up once again. Anyway, as history demonstrates major societal changes, such as severely kicking racism square in the pills (though it’s alive and well and still needs ass whooping)come through the struggles of everyday people and then the elites react to it. Your history and government textbooks want you to believe the opposite: the elitists, like the Supreme Court randomly decided to battle racism and end legal segregation in the South. Yes, it’s true that that wasn’t the top priority for the majority of America, but as Abbie Hoffman once stated, “You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.” Well, the black rights and civil rights activists, such as Richard Wright and Rosa Parks, and countless others were the “dissidents” and the American people were the “assimilated conformists.” In simple terms, democracy is everyone’s opportunity to participate and have a major influence in the political process. Not mob rule as school an TV have led you to believe. So, the very idea that Obama will clean up the mess of the Bush Administration and previous administrations through health care reform, abortion reform, etc. is absurd. The social ills affecting everyone, particularly the poverty stricken people he doesn’t care that much about, cannot be obliterated through reforms because reforms imply that the system is well intentioned and good, but needs some tidying up. WRONG! you never hear a politician say “we’re doing our best to reform rape” or “With our new program we plan to seriously reform child abuse.” Of course not! because we want to ABOLISH the evils of rape and child abuse. In short, we don’t need reforms, we need changes…. but don’t look to your pal Barry for that, look to one another and create some real dialogue.

Chris