It’s good in this case that Thom Yorke is encouraging a positive change. The music is good. It’s being offered at a low price direct to people who care.
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Excerpt from book - Thom Yorke Trading Solo, by Trevor Baker.
The sad thing is, if an issue is laughed at and patronised by mainstream media, then it’s up against it big-time. I read some journalist recently lecturing the anti-globalisation lobby, saying, ‘This is the way capitalism works, all capitalism is exploitation and to make it try and do something else, it’s never gonna happen.’ And it’s like, yeah, but where does that leave us? This is somehow God’s will? All this? It’s God’s will that we sit in traffic? It’s God’s will that millions of people are gonna die this year because of some outmoded economic policies? No, it’s not! It’s like some deranged sacrificial altar, the high priests of the global economy holding up these millions of children each year, like (arms aloft) ‘We wish to please you! Oh Gods of free trade!’ It’s like… give us all a fucking break! If there is a Devil at work, then he rests in institutions and not in individuals. Because the beauty of institutions is that any individual can abdicate responsibility. The assumption that we’re all utterly powerless, that’s the Devil at work.
Thom Yorke: Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes - Imgur