News of the World

 

Our privacy is a fundamental necessity and right, and the thought that powerful entities might abuse that right in order to gain information and sales is a critical issue worldwide for all of us.

How can we know of an issue if the ones giving out the information are the ones in the middle of the issue? How can we be free and informed? It seems that a whole lot of people may know a whole lot of things. When the canaries that whistle and sing in a coal mine go quiet, it signals a great danger.

Mass media is an interesting entity, as it carries a feeling of legitimacy and trust, yet is really like Plato’s cave. We see shadows on a cave wall and think they’re real, especially if we’re told they’re real by an entity we trust. Over and over.

What do these entities know? What’s behind the shadows? Who has their hands in whose pockets? We’ll probably never know.

 

Elaine Diane Taylor

copyright 2011 Intelligentsia Media Inc.

SOCAN / ASCAP

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Hands in the Pocket
 
So this is the news of our world today
Is this how the powerful get it done?
With hands in the pockets
With hands in everybody’s pockets
Just listening to what everybody says
 
Who’s gonna stand when the whistle blows
Who’s gonna stand when that whistle blows
Who’ll take the stand
Who knows
 
So this is the news across the pond today
Sad news, canaries sing
Of hands in the pockets
Of hands in everybody’s pocket
Sing, sing
 
Who’s gonna stand when the whistle blows
Who’s gonna stand when that whistle blows
Who’ll take the stand
Who knows
 
I want to know
How deep the pockets go
I want to know
Why the canaries are covered in coal
I want to know
Why they’ve all gone cold
 
So this is the news of the world today
Is this how the powerful get it done
With hands in the pocket
With hands in everybody’s pocket
Just listening to what everybody says
 
Who’s gonna stand when the whistle blows
Who’ll take the stand when that whistle blows
Who know how deep it all goes
 

words and music Elaine Diane Taylor

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