Metal Monday – 01/26/15 Edition

Surveillance. NSA. Edward Snowden. I feel that’s all that needs to be said. C’mon… This is a libertarian blog. Do I really need to explain how fucked up it is that the government is spying on our shit without permission or probable cause? Here’s some more reading just in case you need a refresher:

Why Privacy Matters Even If You Have “Nothing To Hide”
You May Have ‘Nothing to Hide’ But You Still Have Something to Fear
3 Reasons the ‘Nothing to Hide’ Crowd Should Be Worried About Government Surveillance

Swedish technical groove masters, Meshuggah, tackle invasive surveillance on their latest album with The Demon’s Name Is Surveillance.


Mechanical compound eye
Imposed observance. Sentries in the sky
Vigilant lenses. Objectives belied
In blackened heavens covertly they hide

They see you. They see all. They know all indiscretions
Compiler of your dreams, your indignations
Following your every single move
They see you

All-seeing instrument. Supreme perception
Omnifocal accumulator
Thief of integrity. Its gaze upon the blind
Information divinity by man designed

The lives of all they occupy. Their eyes in dismal gloom
The all-piercing, dead oculi – mirrors of our doom
Oblivious to the trespass as you gaze into the black
The demon of surveillance insultingly staring back
– Into you

They own your every secret, your life is in their files
The grains of your every waking second sifted through and scrutinized
They know your every right. They know your every wrong
Each put in their due compartment – sins where sins belong

They know you. They see all. They know all indiscretions
Compiler of your dreams, your indignations
Following your every single move
They know you

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