美国朋克乐队NOFX:向美国政府宣战宣言!

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《 对错误主义战争》专辑(英文名:The War on Errorism)

发行时间: 2003-05-05

语种: 英文

唱片公司: Fat Wreck

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此文为旧闻,此文贴于NEWSCHOOL朋克乐队NOFX之专辑“The War On ERRORISM”内页,拿出与大家共赏

在几个月前美国再次发动对伊拉克的战争时,美国著名的PUNK乐队NOFX也在同一时间发行了他们的最新专辑"The War on Errorism"(对错误主义的战争)

整张专辑就好像在陈述他们的政治立场。在专辑封面上,乐队将美国总统乔治.W.布什画成了一个小丑。英语中并没有ERRORISM这个词,不难看出,乐队是在影射布什的"The War On Terrorism"(对恐怖主义的战争)的言论。他们还在专辑封面的背面将布什画成了一个拿着气球的马戏团小丑,并在旁边写到"Somewhere in Texas, there is a village without its idiot"(在德克萨斯的某地,有个村子没了笨蛋)

和该乐队以往专辑不同,他们这次几乎所有的歌曲全部涉及政治。流行化的旋律也稍微比以前多一些。此专辑已经上传到了FTP 1站。

01. The Separation of Church and Skate

02. The Irrationality of Rationality

03. Franco Un-American

04. Idiots are Taking Over

05. She's Nubs

06. Mattersville

07. Decom-posuer

08. Medio-core

09. Anarchy Camp

10. American Errorist (I Hate Hate Haters)

11. We Got Two Jealous Agains

12. 13 Stitches

13. Re-gaining Unconciousness

14. Whoops, I OD'd

在封页里,NOFX发表了一篇演讲稿。本人读了一下,觉得写的很真实。想要大家都看看,于是我将整篇演讲翻译成了中文,并将原文一并奉上:

Hello,这是来自NOFX的问候。现在是时候来介绍这张CD了。这张CD有一堆朋克歌曲和一些其它种类的歌曲(我想我们还在玩SKA),还有许多一知半解的歌词,但是不象其他的NOFX CD那样,这张有好多赠送的东西。我们在CD中包括了一些视频和政治上的注释。是啊,我们不是因为我们的政治主张而出名,但是也许现在我们应该是了。也许现在是时候让人们开始分享信息和观点,而不是依靠我们的政府和大传媒来告诉我们他们认为我们我们应该知道的。你不必是一个政治分析家来看出美国大众的知识缺乏。事实上,美国人好像对知识的认识非常有限。很多的看法,很少真正的知识。作为最富有的,想像上地球上最伟大的国家,我们因此认为这个伟大国家的人民应该反映出这样的伟大。可是他们却不是这样。和其他西方国家相比,美国人在教育和常识的排名却是最低的。

我们要问的第一个问题是为什么?为什么美国人这么无知?是不是因为美国政府想让人民无知?如果政府不想,他们会在教育上投资更多的资金。维持现状的最好方法就是使大部分人高兴。让他们高兴的最好方法就是让他们无知。无知是福气,有福的人不会反抗。

你怎样让3亿人不去了解或关心世界大事?非常简单。首先,你要确定人们将大部分时间花在担心自身安危上。你要确定本地新闻只报道本地的枪击,绑架,抢劫。然后将体育,天气和油价变化搬出来。看起来所有主要新闻来源提供一样的小事的报道。当你所能看的都是些小事,侧面的报道,从侧面来看整件事情的复杂程度是很困难的。像从取消了的电视节目“政治错误”里的BILL MAHER之类的人受到了排斥,因为他们对恐怖主义这个话题给出了诚实但是不受欢迎的意见,因此他的节目就随后被取消了。不知何故,美国人最传统的一个在消遣时间批评政府的节目现在被看成完全非美国化。作为美国人,是我们的责任来行使我们不合作主义的权利。我们的国家是建立在这些原则上的。

总之,这就是我们将这些东西放在这张CD上的原因。人们需要不同的渠道来获取信息。这就是我们用来告知人们我们怎样都受骗了的方法。影片“史无前例”清楚的展现了2000年总统大选是在弗罗里达是怎样被非法操纵的。作为所谓的民主领袖,美国现在成了世界范围内玩笑的笑柄。共和党偷窃了选举并非法的搬到了白宫。这应该是美国历史上最大的丑闻,但却似乎没有人来谈论此事。每个人所说的都是“行了”或者“都两年了”。哼,我们不会罢休,而且你也不应该。如果有足够的人看到到底发生了什么事, 希望我们能保证以后将不会再次发生类似事件。嘿,古巴导弹危机的真相被掩盖了20多年,但是当真相大白的时候,这个事件和刚发生时是同样的重要。请看看这段纪录片的剪辑,并尽可能多的将它放给其他人看。如果你想要部完整的该片,去 www.unprecedented.org , 事情不会自己改变,我们要团结一致才能将这个国家从罪犯(目前来说,战争罪犯)的手里夺回。

很多读了这篇文章的人可能会认为我们是王八蛋或美国的叛徒。呵,我们可能是王八蛋,但是我们绝对不是叛徒。我们其实是真正意义上的爱国者。我们是那些指出并且努力去改正政府所犯的错误的人。我们是那些努力去揭露过错,为了从中学习而不是掩盖错误的人。

我们是那些不仅仅关心我们自己的人。我们是那些努力去教育大众的人。我们是那些向权力提出置疑,而不是简单的服从权力的人。我们是那些爱国。。。操,我刚才说了什么?让我们把话题转回来。爱国主义很民族主义太相近了。或者他们本来就是一回事?不管怎样,我们他妈的比爱国者还要出色。我们是世界爱国者,我们关心的不仅仅是自己的国家,我们关心他妈的整个星球。我们是那些有能力不光是关心自己的人类。因此,让我们运用这种能力。光是简单的局部性的或国家性的思维还不够,我们必须要有全球性的思维。

美国人非常关系自己的人身安全因此他们消极的对待这个国家和这个星球。他们认为所要做的只是在车上插一面美国国旗,和我们的自由相比,他们考虑更多的是自己的恐惧(嘿,这很好!)。因此,让我们停了这个“我们是第一”的狗屁。美国不是第一。我们象是第十一,第十二。对于91%的的美国人没有出过国(比如说那个被“选举”前的乔治.W.布什),有好几个国家比我们这个好,这是可以论证的。我肯定要把澳大利亚,加拿大,瑞典,荷兰和丹麦放在这里名单的最前面。这里面的一些国家拥有美国有的所有自由(不确定澳大利亚有更多的自由,但是那里的气候和冲浪非常好,人也非常不错)加上更多的自由(卖淫,公费医疗制度,安乐死,同性恋结婚,合法的娱乐毒品,同性恋在军队服役,死刑的废除等等)别误解我了,在超过250个国家里排名第12已经很不错了,但是还有很多可以改善的空间。这里真正的意义就是:正面的改进。我们不想打击美国,我们想改善她。为了要改善她,我们必须首先指出不对的地方。好了,我们有一条很大的指路的棍子,我们将它指向眼睛。我们想将那个王八蛋从他的巢穴中捅出来。感谢阅读我们的演说,并且感谢你们买,刻,借或者偷这盘CD。

真诚的,

FAT MIKE

MELVIN

Smelly

EL HEFE

原文如下:

Hello, and greetings from NOFX. How are things with you? That's nice. This would be a good time to start the introduction to this CD. There's a bunch of punk songs and some other kinds of songs (I guess we still do play ska) and plenty of sophomoric lyrics, but unlike other NOFX CD's, this one has some bonus stuff. We've included and enhanced CD featuring some videos and some political commentary. Yeah, we're not really known for our politics, but maybe it's time we are. Maybe it's time for people to start sharing inform ation and opinions instead of relying on our government or the corporate owned media to tell us what they think we should know. You don't have to be a political analyst to see that America is suffering from a general lack of knowledge. In fact, Americans seem to have a very limited knowledge of knowledge. Lots of opinions floating around, but very little actual knowledge. For being one of the wealthiest and supposedly greatest nations on the planet, one would think tha tthe people o fthis great country would reflect that greatness. They Don't. Compared to other Western countries, Americans rank among the lowest when it comes to education and general knowledge of world affairs.

The first question one would ask is why? Why are Americans so ignorant? Could it be that the American government wants them that way? If they didn't, they might spend more money on education. The best way to keep the status quo is to keep the majority of people happy. The best way to keep them happy, is to keep them ignorant. Ignorance is bliss and the blissful don't revolt.

How do you keep 300 million people from knowing or caring what's going on in the world? Well that seems pretty easy. First, you make sure that people spend most of their time concerned with their own security. You make sure local news shows cover all the local shootings, kidnappings, and armed robberies. Then throw in the sports, weather, and the ever changing price of gasoline. It seems that all major news sources provide the same one sided stories. When all you get to see is one side, it's hard to understand the complexities of an issue or have empathy for the other side. Someone such as Bill Maher from the canceled TV show Politically Incorrect was ostracized for giving an honest yet unpopular viewpoint on the subject of terrorism, and his show was subsequently canceled. Somehow one of the most inherently American pastimes of criticizing the government is now considered to be completely un-American. It's our responsibility as Americans to exercise our right to civil disobedience and dissent. These are the principles on which our country was founded.

Anyway, this is the reason we have included the enhanced CD. People need an alternative source of inform ation. This is our way to help inform the public on how we are all getting ass f**ked. The movie "Un-precedented" clearly illustrates how the 2000 presidential election was rigged in Florida. For being the so-called leader of democracy, the United States is now the butt of a worldwide joke. The Republican party stole the election and illegally moved into the White House. It's pretty much the biggest scandal in US history and no one seems to be talking about it. All everyone keeps saying is ``get over it'' or ``that was so two years ago.'' Well, we're not getting over it and neither should you. If enough people see what really happened, hopefully we can make sure that it never happens again. Hey, the truth about the Cuban missile crisis didn't come out for over 20 years, but it was just as important when it did. Please watch this trailer for this documentary and show it to as many people as you can. If you would like a full length copy, go to www.unprecedented.org to get one. Things are not going to change on their own. We need to work together to take this country back from the criminals (currently war criminals) that have stolen it from us.

A lot of you reading this might be thinking that we're assholes or American traitors. Well, we may be assholes, but we're certainly not traitors. We are actually patriots in the true sense of the word. We are the ones calling attention to the faults of our government and trying to fix them. We are the ones trying to expose mistakes in order to learn from them instead of covering them up.

We are the ones who have concern for more than just ourselves. We are the ones trying to educate people. We are the ones who question authority instead of simply obeying it. We are the ones who are patriotic.... F**K THAT! Did I just say that? Let's go back. Partiotism is a little too close to nationalism. Or is it the same thing? Either way, we are f**king better than patriots. We are world patriots. Not only do we care about our own country, we care about the whole f**king planet. We are human beings with the capacity to care for more than just ourselves. So lets use that capability. It's not enough to simply think locally or nationally. We must think globally.

Americans are so concerned with their own personal safety that they've turned their backs on this country and this planet. They put an American flag on the SUV and figure they've done their part. They're more concerned with their feardoms than our freedoms (Hey, that's pretty good!) so lets stop with the ``We are #1'' bullshite. America is not #1. We're like #11 or #12. For the 91% of Americans who haven't travelled outside the country (such as George W. before he was ``elected''), there are several countries that are arguably better than this one. I would put Australia, Canada, Sweden, Holland, and Denmark on the top of the list for sure. Some of these countries have all the freedoms the US has* plus a whole lot more of 'em (prostitution, socialized medicine, euthanasia, gay marriage, legalized recreational drugs, gay military enlistment, abolishment of death penalty, etc.) Don't get my wrong, #12 is still pretty d\*amn good out of over 250 countries, but there's still a lot more room for improvement. That's what this is really all about: positive change. We don't want to bash America, we want to make it better. In order to make it better, you must first point out what is wrong with it. Well, we got a big pointing stick and we're aiming right for the eye. We're looking to poke that sucker right out of its socket. Thanx for reading our rant, and thanx for buying, burning, borrowing, or stealing this CD. Sincerely,

FAT MIKE

MELVIN

Smelly

EL HEFE

* Not sure if Australia has more freedoms, but the weather and surf sure are great, and the people are really nice

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NOFX乐队简介:

“NOFX是一支乐队,而不是他妈的你们的商品!我们不愿象Green Day那样入彀在MTV上一点一点腐烂直至灭亡!”---NOFX从1984年在Los Angeles的Berkley正式组队到2000年Pump up the valuum的发行,NOFX这个如雷贯耳的名字,1984年组队至今给人们留下了无数的好的作品,NOFX这支教父级的朋克乐队无疑是最有资格对人们大叫“朋克不是昙花一现!”的,虽然他们拒绝商业电台商业机构的鼓吹,拒绝在MTV上露脸,拒绝在商业炒作的极限运动现场为人伴奏,这几个朋克中坚依然从上个世纪活跃到了现在,依然有青少年在自己家的车库里不厌其烦地排练他们的歌,NOFX的几个小伙象不老的长青藤一样,死死裹住朋克的大旗,久久不放,正如他们所说的那样,“让朋克永不消逝是我们义不容辞的责任!”,NOFX再一次证明了自己是死硬朋克的绝妙典范,他们想在什么时候目空一切就在什么时候目空一切。


本文内容于 2009-6-8 23:46:26 被st★punk编辑

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