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10 Songs For the Apocalypse #RIPNetNeutrality

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The Federal Communications Commission voted today (December 14, 2017) to dismantle landmark rules regulating the internet, which now will reshape the way we browse, receive, and share information in a way that is detrimental to free speech as we know it. See: F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules

Net Neutrality is Dead

Our world as we know it is dying, and while new regenerative systems are fighting to combat the “apocalypse”, one can’t help but feel the gravity of how the weight of our world is shifting.

“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” – Dylan Thomas

Although many are “raging against the dying of the light”, this multi-layered uphill battle is an historical time to be alive.

With that being said, we can’t “go gentle into that good night”, and have taken the liberty of curating a selection of songs inspired by the apocalypse we are living, evolving, and fighting through – as a means of inspiring feeling… a call to action if you will.

On this sad day, we mourn the loss of Freedom of Speech on the internet, and we mourn the loss of what once was. Yet, we still have hope for what can be, and believe in the power of what may evolve from this loss. The very word “apocalypse” means “unveiling of truth”, so perhaps this is yet another step beyond the veil, and into a new potential.

 10 Songs For the Apocalypse

“Just stop your crying its a sign of the times…welcome to the final show. Hope you’re wearing your best clothes.” – Harry Styles

 

“If you want to know the truth were all doomed, the end is near whats your plan where do you stand? If you could see us all from space would you destroy the human race or would you plan our great plan our great escape.” – Brick + Mortar

 

“It’s the end of the world as we know it…and I feel fine.” – REM

 

“And we sink, and we drown, and what is lost can never be found
well these arms did swim, until the lungs pulled in panic was lost in a deep understanding that you will see what is wrong with everything what is wrong with you and me they make all the right reasons to fuck it up” – Against Me!

 

“I’m afraid of Americans. I’m afraid of the world. I’m afraid I can’t help it. I’m afraid I can’t.” – David Bowie

“And if I only could, I’d make a deal with God, And I’d get him to swap our places, Be running up that road, Be running up that hill, With no problems.” – Placebo

“(Now you’re under control) And now you do what they told ya
(NOW YOU’RE UNDER CONTROL!) AND NOW YOU DO WHAT THEY TOLD YA!” – Rage Against the Machine

 

“In illusion in confusion. The world’s greatest brains create more problems not solutions. Expand our bold stand there can be hope for modern man!” – Shelter

“…and cant you feel the fears that im feeling today, then take a look around to Selma, Alabama. You’re old enough to kill but not for voting. If the button is pushed theres no running away, you may leave here for four days in space.” – The Turtles

 

“You can laugh A spineless laugh We hope your Rules and wisdom choke you. Now We are one In everlasting peace.” – Radiohead

 

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