Babylon. Painting. Repression.

Been thinking recently about the song “By the Rivers of Babylon” (mainly the Melodians version:  About state repression and the desire for freedom, and Ferguson, and the power of the state.  A friend sent me this great image of a biblical illustration.  I love the river flowing from the man’s (Jehovah?) mouth.

Where is salvation? Where is freedom? Where can we find peace? The captors required of their captives a song.  Ours require a purchase.  Both a buy and a buy-in to the goods and to the system itself.  It’s not optional.  Like one great tweet about Ferguson stated, “They hate us for our freedom.”

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