Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thanks, Smut!

I was authorially uninspired today, so I figured I'd post an embedded video. Thanks to Smut Clyde, I have decided to post the video to Shriekback's Nemesis. I thought that I had posted this video before, but I merely linked to it. The song, which is one hell of a dance number, takes its title from a comic-book character which is referenced in the video:





I've always taken the song to be about the allure of evil, and the cognitive dissonance it takes to perform atrocities while claiming a moral high ground:

We are no monsters, we're moral people
And yet we have the strength to do this
This is the splendor of our achievement
Call in the air strike with a poison kiss


I can picture Dick Cheney, or the Gitmo torturers spouting this verse without irony.

There's a remix version with an introduction culled from Apocalypse Now, hinting at another inspiration for the song. At any rate, the song's meaning is ambiguous enough so that one can ponder it while tearing up the dance floor.

Thanks again, Smut!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

You are most welcome.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Fine tune!

It's far from just Cheney.

The results: about 1.8 million Libyans - nearly a third of the country's population - have fled to Tunisia with 1,700 armed gangs fighting over a country in which chaos reigns.
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It's far from just Cheney.

Yeah, it's pretty horrible all around.