Thursday, September 24, 2009

Muse, Bellamy, & Glenn Beck's misunderstanding

Recently, I blogged about Muse's newest single, "Uprising." I noted that fascist douchelord Glenn Beck has latched onto the song as some anti-Obama anthem. Not knowing Muse's intention, I could only guess from my interpretation of the seemingly easy-to-understand song lyrics that Beck was off base.

A delusional anonymous commenter told me that Muse's Matthew Bellamy wrote the song to be anti-left wing social democracy and pro Thatcher-esque sounding "Libertarianism." Anonymous seemed to imply that Europe was already ahead of the US in fashionable fascism.


Matt Bellamy considers himself a Geoist: a philosophy and economic ideology that holds that everyone owns what they create, but that everything found in nature, most importantly land, belongs equally to all of humanity.
Geoism is associated with left-libertarian thought. It is often criticized from those right-libertarians who believe that common land ownership would result in an infringement of the rights of self-ownership and individual property. However, wikipedia lists Henry Ford, William F. Buckley, Jr., and other fascists amongst Geoists.

It would be wise for Muse to make their intentions public and either embrace or reject Glenn Beck.
Bellamy has gone public claiming that the 9/11 attacks were an inside job by the Bush administration. Since even suggesting investigation into such matters amounts to treason in the eyes of Beck, I doubt they stand on the same side.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is odd that a site committed to traditional Anarchy is defending the government crazed left wingers. Let's look at Muse lyrics, they can show us that the artists are secretly Ron Paul-loving Libertarians. Just as Ron Paul has stated time and again that Washington has been putting up the colloquial red tape to hide financial information from us, the lyrics to Uprising go, “and endless red tape to keep the truth confined.” And while our Wall Street “fat cats” sit fat, dumb, and happy with their government paychecks, Muse sings, “it’s time that the fat cats had a heart attack,” and we must “unify and watch our flag ascend.”

Fundametally anti big government. Take your convoluted, debt ridden programs and please exit zookeeper Obama.

Not only does Muse sing about a “revolution” but the lyrics also read that this higher government entity (given away by the first lyric of the song “the PR,” in reference to Public Relations) “will not force us,” and “will not control us.”

The lyrics reveal a simple message. Muse is obviously referencing government control. And being UK-based, I can see where Muse is coming from. The band sang about this higher governmental entity controlling and forcing we the people, which is ample evidence to unfair and superfluous taxation. This sounds familiar; In fact.... dun dun dun! It sounds like Glenn Beck, folks! can you say Stimulus Package? The direct reference to fat cats and their need for a heart attack also gives away the band’s distaste for those who benefit politically at another’s expense. Given Britain’s history of government and social control, redistribution of wealth and not to mention a nationilzed health care disaster, whether it is through public housing or taxation, Muse’s call for increased individual liberties can also be heard here in the United States.

"Green belts wrapped around our minds.." lol. Bellamy, tell us how you really feel about neo fascist environmentalists and the reduction of freedoms incurred.

Read what you want into the lyrics. But I have to laugh when ragged headed Marxist Berkeley puppets play Uprising like it's some Rage Against The Machine song. On Muse's forum, they used the term Liberal which is generally the european way of saying Libertarian, and to them is tied closely to anarchists (read: NO government meddling).

so don't confuse the Bush loving Republican GOPers with what Beck and Muse are. They are entirely different. No love for Bush or his atrocities here. More liberty please.

3:49 AM  
Blogger shane said...

I wasn't trying to defend Muse. I suggested that it be wise for them to make clear their intentions/allegiances.

The more I looked into Matt Bellamy's politics, it seems that he is a paranoid conspiracy theorist... So that certainly could fit with Glenn Beck.

“Let’s Burn Down the Houses of Parliament!”
The Lizard People

8:34 AM  
Anonymous john s said...

I agree this song fits perfectly with the Ron Paul Libertarian movement in the United States. I'm not sure you know the real meaning of the term fascism is the wicked step child of socilism. In socialism the state controls and owns the means of production. With Fascism the state controls the means of production while the ownership of production is privately held. The US has a mixed economy however the long sustained trend now is fascism for the rich and socialism for the poor thus feeding off the labor of the middle class. The powerful elite pay more taxes but they write the laws that create their monopolies, favor their businesses, allow them to skirt laws, etc... They maintain power with their money and the promise of socialism for the lower classes. If idea of being Geoist I have never thought of but on the service I'd have to agree with the right leaning libertarians. It simply won't work. It would quickly become total socialism. The environment can be protected via private property laws. For example you can pollute my land by dumping toxins upstream.

12:07 AM  
Blogger shane said...

Dear John S-
This entry seems to bring all kinds of people whose naive understanding of politics is a myopic American perspective. If you think there is any serious inkling of socialism for the poor in the US, you have no idea which way is up or down.
You can't have both fascism and socialism existing within the same system. What you are trying to kinda describe might be similar to Democratic Socialism (as in most of Europe) but we sure don't have that here either.

12:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you obviously don't know what geoism is, dumbass.

4:03 PM  

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