by Kalahari Surfers

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Human wrongs 04:48
Human Wrongs (Chernobyl 25th Anniversary) W.Sony Radiation is good for you The soldiers joked At the roadblock Chewing on bread Made from Ukrainian wheat Facing the sun Warm rays As they pose For a photograph She’s another tourist Fine powdered dust On the piano On the children’s toys In the groundwater In the stillness of the lake ch------ To be a human right Or to be a human wrong We move into the light And then we are gone And the charges against them will not be withdrawn Wormwood they believe all the green grass was burned and the trees turned red in the prophecy of the fallen star from the heavens a great mountain of fire burns like a lantern on the rivers and the sea and the angel says “woe to the inhabiters of the earth” To be a human right Or to be a human wrong We move into the light And then we are gone And the Charges Against them will not be withdrawn Her camera comes loose Falls down the stairs Where the families had rushed No time to pack Orders to leave and the soldiers never smiled at the roadblocks wearing gas masks a third part of the sun was covered by the clouds ----------//----------- credits from AGITPROP, released May 1, 2012 Vocals: Juliana Venter Bass Clarinet: Nic Paton p&c_free_state_music_publishing


Some of the songs here were written during 2011, the year of the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, ( 26 April ) and some of these are new songs written in response to the recent book by Adam Higginbotham titled: "Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster". The Kalahari Surfers have had an affinity to the Russian people after touring there in 1989. During this period we were profoundly influenced by the political upheavals there and in the entire communist bloc. These events rapidly lead to the collapse of the entire system towards the end of 1991 and, only recently, we have realised that much of this was due to the events which happened at Chernobyl three years prior. The HBO series "Chernobyl" brought these memories sharply into focus and particularly the vivid depiction of govern/mental fuckheadedness that is still prevalent in many parts of the world. As we write, this same fuckheadedness is pushing the planet towards, not only another catastrophic war but also, an environmental disaster of unprecedented impact. The totalitarian bureaucracy of the Soviet Union was exposed by Chernobyl for its callous disregard for the lives of all of its people. Through these events we have witnessed, in our own country, the same Leninist disregard for the 'people' in relation to events leading to the Life Isidemeni murders, Marikana miners disaster and the corruption and looting being revealed in the current (2019) State Capture hearings.



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Kalahari Surfers South Africa

Warrick Sony is a South African composer, producer, musician and sound designer.
He is the founder and sole permanent member of the Kalahari Surfers. They made politically radical satirical music in 1980s South Africa.

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