"So why do they LIE, LIE, LIE? Money! Money and profits. It's as simple as that. It is a necessary lie for their corporate profits. They are treating the planet like it's a stock that they can short and then make a killing on. And they know that one day it's all going to come violently crashing to pieces" - Jeremy Scahill
"The politics of distraction influences people to lose focus on what makes a positive impact on their lives and the world. It encourages people to make choices that are not in their best interest and reduces society's ability to make progressive changes.
The American Fall is our rejection of this harmful distraction. At this crucial moment in history, we must focus on pushing past the status quo to create a better and more just world. We reject the proliferation of exploitation, racism, bigotry, and socioeconomic injustice that dominate the policies of Donald Trump, just as we renounce the neoliberal status quo that came before it." - Anti-Flag
"There's no escaping the American attraction.
A bait and switch that's gonna thrill you with distraction.
It sounds so good you can't resist the satisfaction.
When it's all over you'll be crying' they'll be laughing.
I got that gun, got that drug,
I've got everything you want.
Got that bomb, got that blood,
I got everything you're not.
It's the American attraction.
The clock tick tick tick tickin' down to a disaster
Your insecurity is all they're gunnin after.
This propaganda so impossible to resist.
Where ideology replaces being honest.
You think it's a circus, the truth is it's a strategy.
American beauty twisted into a tragedy.
Out in a blaze of glory.
You got your gun, got your drug,
You got your bomb, you got your blood
And now we've had enough."