Earnestly Pursued Oblivion [song]
This song is about America's failed Drug War and its damaging effects on the country. From attacks on entire groups to leading us into sordid alliances with violent organizations who would later call us their enemies, the Drug War continues on, providing a raison d'etre and great profit for many - who have no desire to change the status quo, all while helping to discredit those that continue to support it.
Note: full explanation coming soon. For now, just the lyrics.
A permanent war of attrition
but it can never work
"It is unconscionable in this country to continue to carry out public policy of this magnitude and cost without any way of knowing whether, and to what it extent it is having the desired effect."
The drug war has no interest in its own results
One million every year
You strengthen the thing you try to destroy
We can win, we can win - we can't win
It's a misnomer...wars end.
Monsters of our own creation
When will they learn?
You call it moral midgetry
The greater harm comes from your misguided crusade
"The passing of an unjust law is the suicide of authority."
It's not a war