I threw bricks at the Riot Police and then I-ran

sorry, te flauwe titel maar kon m niet laten. En het is al heftig genoeg wat er in Iran aan het gebeuren is..

Dit is echt bizar. Ik heb al 2 oorlogen live op Tv kunnen volgen, maar dit..de Iraanse regering doet er alles aan om de bevolking onder de duim te houden, het is zo goed als onmogelijk om nog op het internet te komen vanuit Iran, het mobiele netwerk ligt plat, journalisten worden het land uitgezet..

Maar de technologische revolutie wint. Foto’s, video’s , ooggetuige verslagen..Alles komt op het net.

You can kill the revolutionary, but you can’t kill the revolution.

Yeah, the movement’s in motion with mass militant poetry
Now check this out!

In the right light, study becomes insight
But the system that dissed us
Teaches us to read and right

So called facts are fraud
They want us to allege and pledge
And bow down to their God
Lost the culture, the culture lost
Spun our minds and through time
Ignorance has taken over
Yo, we gotta take the power back!
Bam! Here’s the plan
Motherfuck Uncle Sam
Step back, I know who I am
Raise up your ear, I’ll drop the style and clear
It’s the beats and the lyrics they fear
The rage is relentless
We need a movement with a quickness
You are the witness of change
And to counteract
We gotta take the power back

Yeah, we gotta take the power back
Come on, come on!
We gotta take the power back

The present curriculum
I put my fist in ’em
Eurocentric every last one of ’em
See right through the red, white and blue disguise
With lecture I puncture the structure of lies
Installed in our minds and attempting
To hold us back
We’ve got to take it back
Holes in our spirit causin’ tears and fears
One-sided stories for years and years and years
I’m inferior? Who’s inferior?
Yeah, we need to check the interior
Of the system that cares about only one culture
And that is why
We gotta take the power back

Yeah, we gotta take the power back
Come on, come on!
We gotta take the power back

Hey yo check, we’re gonna have to break it, break it,
break it down

Come on! Bring it back the other way!

The teacher stands in front of the class
But the lesson plan he can’t recall
The student’s eyes don’t perceive the lies
Bouning off every fucking wall
His composure is well kept
I guess he fears playing the fool
The complacent students sit and listen to some of that
Bullshit that he learned in school

Europe ain’t my rope to swing on
Can’t learn a thing from it
Yet we hang from it
Gotta get it, gotta get it together then
Like the motherfuckin’ weathermen
To expose and close the doors on those who try
To strangle and mangle the truth
‘Cause the circle of hatred continues unless we react
We gotta take the power back

We gotta take the power back
Come on, come on!
We gotta take the power back

No more lies

Take it back y’all
Take it back, a-take it back
A-take it back y’all, come on!

Rage against the machine – Take the Power back


Ter nuancering : Ahmadinejad is een marionet, maar Mousavi is een grote viezerik (short version : hij wordt verantwoordelijk gehouden voor massa executies van politieke gevangenen in de jaren ’80). Een echte revolutie zou nog mooier zijn, en hey : ik geloof 🙂

(Stiekem is het de puber in mij die de kans ziet een RATM lyric te posten “because I JUST WANT TO FUCKING ROCK OUT!!!!!” )