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Shungudzo — It's A Good Day (To Fight The System)
Album: I (motsi)
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Released: 2020
Length: 3:12
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I woke up feeling great
The birds are in the trees
They're singing me a melody
La-la-la-la, fork the police
My head is on straight
My heart is peace
My soul is incredibly
Ready to change history

It's a good day
To fight the system
(To fight the system)
It's a good, good, good day
It's a good, good, good day

We're never gonna stop
We're gonna make it count
When one of us is tired out
The other one will hold it down
We're gonna spread the love
We're gonna spread it round
We're all over the city now
And way down in the underground (come on)

It's a good day
To fight the system
(To fight the system)
It's a good, good, good day
It's a good, good, good day
It's a good day
To fight the system
(To fight the system)
It's a good, good, good day
It's a good, good, good day

It's a good, it's a good, it's a good, it's a good
It's a good, it's a good, it's a good
It's a good, it's a good, it's a good, it's a good
It's a good, it's a good, it's a good
It's a good, it's a good, it's a good, it's a good
It's a good, it's a good, it's a good
It's a good, it's a good, it's a good, it's a good
It's a good, it's a good, it's a good

It's a good day
To fight the system
(To fight the system)
It's a good, good, good day
It's a good, good, good day
It's a good day
To fight the system
(To fight the system)
It's a good, good, good day
It's a good, good, good day
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I like her cadence and the message 
 GTT wrote:

Sweet song, a generally good sentiment ... but "fork the police' is not going to get us anywhere. The system is controlled by the top .001%--who are the ones who are pushing "fork the police."  We're easier to control when there's lots of chaos. If you really want to fight the system, keep in mind the words of Hilaire Belloc: "It is always to the advantage of the wealthy to deny general conceptions of right and wrong."



Nothing better than a bunch of graying hippies complaining about the youth expressing the same anti-fascist/anti-police sentiments they espoused covered in mud at Woodstock. The kids are alright, man.
 GTT wrote:

Sweet song, a generally good sentiment ... but "fork the police' is not going to get us anywhere. The system is controlled by the top .001%--who are the ones who are pushing "fork the police."  We're easier to control when there's lots of chaos. If you really want to fight the system, keep in mind the words of Hilaire Belloc: "It is always to the advantage of the wealthy to deny general conceptions of right and wrong."




Like the leftist WEF?
Sweet song, a generally good sentiment ... but "fork the police' is not going to get us anywhere. The system is controlled by the top .001%--who are the ones who are pushing "fork the police."  We're easier to control when there's lots of chaos. If you really want to fight the system, keep in mind the words of Hilaire Belloc: "It is always to the advantage of the wealthy to deny general conceptions of right and wrong."
 TC1 wrote:


...and also the families of unarmed citizens who are killed by the "law and order".

Yeah, we can tell which way you lean politically <eye roll>



Well, you can look at the demographic of the crime statistics from any recent year and get the truth about who is committing most of the violent crime.  Then you may understand why they have more encounters with "law and order."

That is, if you care about truth.  If not go back to watching CNN.
 obispo wrote:

Likewise. <eye roll>


Go back to your orange tin god.
New personal fav.  WEAR IT OUT! 
Bumping this song from an 8 to a 10 because it IS a good day to fight the system.
A whole set of smoo-ooth protest songs. Groovy.
I am pushing this to 9. Not cause of the music. But because of the sentiment.
 itsme_bygolly wrote:

What system? I see chaos.


Their plan's working!
 TC1 wrote:
...and also the families of unarmed citizens who are killed by the "law and order".

Yeah, we can tell which way you lean politically <eye roll>

Likewise. <eye roll>
 stegokitty wrote:

Criminals tend to dislike law and order.



...and also the families of unarmed citizens who are killed by the "law and order".

Yeah, we can tell which way you lean politically <eye roll>
Imagine that every day you fight the system, and then one day you wake up and realize that you are the system and someone is fighting you. The cycle of life. 
Not sure what prompted it, but I had this song floating around in my concious all weekend. Wonderful track!
One of the more sugary rebellion songs I've come across.

Criminals tend to dislike law and order.
But still no Khraungbin...
 unclehud wrote:
This is the new version of, "Down with the Man!" and "Fight the Power!"  Pretty sure neither of those '60s and '70s efforts got far, unfortunately.
 
Yeah, I always wonder whatever happened to all those hippies at Woodstock.  Guess they got a little older and decided they liked The Man.  Not all of them, but certainly most.
 itsme_bygolly wrote:

What system? I see chaos.


This is the new version of, "Down with the Man!" and "Fight the Power!"

Pretty sure neither of those '60s and '70s efforts got far, unfortunately.
Her biography is an interesting read.  
 junik wrote:
It not take much time for a smart ass political comment to appear whenever an even vaguely political song is played here. I keep wondering, people are paid to do this sort of thing, or is it just their sweet alt right self.

Wait a sec... "fork the police" is "vaguely political"?  
 itsme_bygolly wrote:
I see no inconsistency. One might value peace and be of the opinion law enforcement can be an enemy of peace.

But one might be wrong.
Law enforcement, far and away, keeps the peace.  Violence occurs in a miniscule fraction of officer-citizen interactions, and almost always is caused by failure to comply with lawfully given instructions.
 itsme_bygolly wrote:

What system? I see chaos.



But it's controlled chaos.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1237300.The_Shock_Doctrine
The video for this song perfectly suits the feel of this song, I couldn’t take my eyes off of it. Track it down.
This is a definite earworm. Woke up this morning with it going on in my head. Brings a smile to the dial
A nice song to hear the morning of Election Day. 
 damonlazer wrote:


You appear to have discovered the Paradox of Tolerance.  Keep your mind open and your spirit will show you the path forward.



You're about forty years too late to enlighten me with your new found philosophy. But thanks anyway. Glad to hear you're learning some things.
 junik wrote:



It not take much time for a smart ass political comment to appear whenever an even vaguely political song is played here. I keep wondering, people are paid to do this sort of thing, or is it just their sweet alt right self.



What are you talking about?
What system? I see chaos.
 bruceandjenna wrote:



Thanks - you just made my point! I don't really care for this song and posted my opinion. Never said it was unAmerican, that's on you!
 Jelani wrote:

"Fork the Police"
"My Heart is Peace"

Something doesn't line up here...




It not take much time for a smart ass political comment to appear whenever an even vaguely political song is played here. I keep wondering, people are paid to do this sort of thing, or is it just their sweet alt right self.
 Dana_Montroy wrote:

Great song for the snowflakes fighting the system...


apparently you think that protesting is unAmerican.   You could not be more wrong.
I think the album cover photo is her as a child.
It's starting to seem like this song is on every day, but there's only been 10 plays in the past month.
 Jelani wrote:

"Fork the Police"
"My Heart is Peace"

Something doesn't line up here...



You appear to have discovered the Paradox of Tolerance.  Keep your mind open and your spirit will show you the path forward.
 Jelani wrote:

"Fork the Police"
"My Heart is Peace"

Something doesn't line up here...



I see no inconsistency. One might value peace and be of the opinion law enforcement can be an enemy of peace.
"Fork the Police"
"My Heart is Peace"

Something doesn't line up here...
Would be great to hear this right after:
I fought the law and the law won! 😆
Very cool tune
Thanks
It’s a good day to send a few bucks to Dems up and down the ballot.
It's a good day to PSD.
 jpfueler wrote:


Do point to the part of the Constitution that says you have that Right?
No, that ain't it.
 Not there either.
It is not in there, BUT there is that other place that says "If it isn't in here, the States get to make the decision" and there is where you get to go make whatever laws you want, as long as it doesn't try to take away Rights conveyed in the rest of the Document. Tricky, I know, but this should be covered in grade school at best, High School at the latest.

Or one can go and set their hair alight and run in circles, declaring stupid things.



No, the Constitution and Bill of Rights do not say there is an explicit right to an abortion. But let me ask you this: Does the Constitution or Bill of Rights give you a right to marry the person you want? Even if you are straight? No, it doesn't.  There's nothing in the Constitution or Bill of Rights that says you have the right to marry the person you love. The right for you to marry the person you want is derived from the Bill of Rights. 

The right to privacy - which is the basis for many decisions, including Roe - is derived from the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. If you have no right to privacy for a personal decision - such as to have an abortion - then do you really have a right to marry the person you want?

Because you have no privacy, can the government now tell you when you can have sex? How many children you can have? All of these decisions - which had been between two consenting adults - are now subject to government fiat under the Roe decision.

Don't believe me? Wait until Griswold falls and states will move to outlaw the use contraceptives for adults in a marriage. You don't think that will happen? Justice Thomas has already said all the decisions determined on the same basis as Roe should be overturned. Griswold v. Connecticut is one of them. 

My suggestion is be careful what you wish for. The Supreme Court came for Roe. It's not likely they are going to stop there. 

P.S.: Want to bet that Thomas doesn't want to overturn Loving v. Virginia? Look it up then look at whom Justice Thomas married. The only rights that matter to that hypocrite are the ones that protect him.  Otherwise he wants to impose his morals upon the rest of us. I, for one, do not consent. 

Sept. 13, 2022, update:
You said this was an issue that belonged to the states. If that's true, why did U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham propose a bill today that would essentially ban abortion nationwide? Was this really a states' rights issue or was it just an excuse to get a rejection of Roe through the federal courts? Can you take any of these ideologues at their word?  

April 18, 2023, update:
Remember how certain people used to yell and scream about activist judges? Where's outrage over the recent ruling that overturns the FDA's approval of Mifepristone, the so-called abortion drug? Judge Kacsmaryk's ruling is so wrong on so many levels. But let's focus on the decision to give the plaintiffs  "standing" to sue. The plaintiffs are physicians who don't want Mifepristone to be legal because they might -- MIGHT! -- have to treat a woman who is having side effects from taking Mifepristone.  To establish standing, the plaintiff has to PROVE that they "personally face an imminent risk of concrete and particularized injury."* The decision to grant standing is based on speculation not actual injury. 

I am telling you right now that there is every reason to be worried by the judges appointed by Trump. Two hundred years of jurisprudence is about to be tossed in the Potomac River and our rights are going to start disappearing as we grow closer to Taliban-like rule. 
*Slate, https://slate.com/news-and-pol...
 Dana_Montroy wrote:

Great song for the snowflakes fighting the system.



The snowflakes ARE the system!
Great song for the snowflakes fighting the system.
 josolbklyn wrote:
I find this response dismissive, sarcastic, and rude, which you likely know. You might be addressing someone who's had real hardship around reproduction and/or sexual assault. Did that occur to you, or do you simply not care?


It doesn't occur to me that that post was dismissive, rather it was offering a way forward to achieve that change.
 jpfueler wrote:


Do point to the part of the Constitution that says you have that Right?
No, that ain't it.
 Not there either.
It is not in there, BUT there is that other place that says "If it isn't in here, the States get to make the decision" and there is where you get to go make whatever laws you want, as long as it doesn't try to take away Rights conveyed in the rest of the Document. Tricky, I know, but this should be covered in grade school at best, High School at the latest.

Or one can go and set their hair alight and run in circles, declaring stupid things.


I find this response dismissive, sarcastic, and rude, which you likely know. You might be addressing someone who's had real hardship around reproduction and/or sexual assault. Did that occur to you, or do you simply not care?
 jpfueler wrote:


Do point to the part of the Constitution that says you have that Right?
No, that ain't it.
 Not there either.
It is not in there, BUT there is that other place that says "If it isn't in here, the States get to make the decision" and there is where you get to go make whatever laws you want, as long as it doesn't try to take away Rights conveyed in the rest of the Document. Tricky, I know, but this should be covered in grade school at best, High School at the latest.

Or one can go and set their hair alight and run in circles, declaring stupid things.


Exactly - thanks for this matter of FACT truth.
 Dahlia_Gumbo wrote:

How about fighting the Supreme Court? Shameful decision on abortion today,



Do point to the part of the Constitution that says you have that Right?
No, that ain't it.
 Not there either.
It is not in there, BUT there is that other place that says "If it isn't in here, the States get to make the decision" and there is where you get to go make whatever laws you want, as long as it doesn't try to take away Rights conveyed in the rest of the Document. Tricky, I know, but this should be covered in grade school at best, High School at the latest.

Or one can go and set their hair alight and run in circles, declaring stupid things.
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

Srsly.  {#Lol}  The last time I truly fought the system it didn't feel like this at all.
I wound up with by jawbone out of whack for a week.


It was not a good day ;)
How about fighting the Supreme Court? Shameful decision on abortion today,
6/24/2022 😢
Reading between the lines. With you, Bill G.
 tm wrote:

Group 3 BillG… Me too



Ditto.
I'll save you some time...Just listen to The Clash to see how this ends.

I fought the Law

 Red_Dragon wrote:

This is nice so, why no Khraugbin?




I submitted "Maria Tambien" a few years back. It was rejected.
Group 3 BillG… Me too
This is nice so, why no Khraugbin?
Music Is The Beast 
How's all the forking the police working out for you Alex?

 DelightedIdiot wrote:

Finally! Yay! They've been playing this for months on WRSI out of Northampton, MA. I've always been worried that RP caters to us old grayhairs a bit too much? Thanks Bill & Rebecca for keeping your ear to the musical ground.



I’m also one of the grey hairs, and I can still cope with lots of different genres and ages of music. That's why I listen to Radio Paradise. Being 'elderly and eclectic' are not mutually exclusive.

Brilliant song. It sounds a bit Ani Di Franco (in a good way)!



But y'all won't add the Khruangbin tunes I've uploaded... 
 dischuckin wrote:
mellow rage
 
Srsly.  {#Lol}   The last time I truly fought the system it didn't feel like this at all.
I wound up with my jawbone out of whack for a week.
Finally! Yay! They've been playing this for months on WRSI out of Northampton, MA. I've always been worried that RP caters to us old grayhairs a bit too much? Thanks Bill & Rebecca for keeping your ear to the musical ground.
First comment 11 minutes ago?
 
But it's playing right now.  How is that possible?  Is that someone who skipped ahead to PSD and got this track?
True dat ✊🏽 !
mellow rage
Yeah ... first!   :-)