Category Archives: Philosophy

Mick Foley Is Will Phillips’ Bodyguard

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Chubarama posted this video and I just have to copy it here: it’s the most awesome Jon Stewart’s “Gaywatch” segment in The Daily Show, and one of them is about my hero, Will Phillips.  You just have to watch it.  (And a big LOL at Jon’s comment at the “What is a ‘gaywad’?” question.)

10 Year Old Boy Won’t Say The Pledge Until Gays Have “Liberty And Justice”

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It is news such as this that makes me glad that I belong to the human race.  It’s crazy to think that a 10-year-old boy would make a stand for something that doesn’t even involve him. Because of it, he’s ridiculed in his school and called a “gaywad.”  When awkwardly asked with a “cute & funny” question, “What’s a ‘gaywad’?” Will replied:

I really don’t know.  It’s a discriminatory name for homosexuals.

I love this kid!  Ask a stupid question, you get a smart, perfunctory response from a.  10.  year.  old.

It’s interesting how the boy is more mature about the whole situation while his dad and the newscaster found the situation a bit humorous.  This is not an attack on either of them, but this is just my observation based on how they interviewed and talked to the boy.  The dad for instance started laughing when his son described how his classmates assumed that he was gay.  Granted, the father is already involved in a very sticky situation and he’s an amazing father for supporting his son’s First Amendment rights.  Still, point is, what if his son was gay?  (But my have-a-chill-pill nitpickiness was thrown out the window when the dad lovingly elbowed Will at the end of the interview.  It was such an “Awwww” moment.)

Nevertheless, Will Phillips is my hero.  He’s only lived in this world for 1 decade, and he fully understands the concept of “Equal Rights.”

And, since this blog is about bear eye candy, Jay Phillips is definitely a very handsome bear.  His reactions are utterly cute and adorable.  You can see his right thumb quivering in the video while my hero kept picking on the threads of his jeans.  I now want that t-shirt…

Jack Weston: “The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street”

To celebrate Maine’s victory of repealing the law of allowing same-sex marriage, here is a Twilight Zone episode called “The Monsters Are Due on Maine Maple Street”…

Stephen King can’t even top this type of horror.

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Billy Villegas: 2010 California Marriage Protection Act PSA

I was sorting through my emails when I noticed an email from Billy Villegas and I literally fainted.  After recuperating, I read through the email and I was glad to hear that he and his wife enjoyed my post about him.  Not only do I already think that Billy is way cool for all the right reasons, he then tells me that he’s involved with this PSA video about the 2010 California Marriage Protection Act:

Thank you, Mr. Villegas.  I am grateful to always find heterosexual folks taking the time to support equal rights for the LGBT community.  Thank you very much…

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John Marcotte: Video Interview About RescueMarriage.Org

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We finally got to see some video footage of John Marcotte from RescueMarriage.org.  You might not recognize him with hair and sans sunglasses, but his undeniably woofy looks are not to be disputed.  I really can’t wait to see what happens to his ballot proposal in outlawing divorce in California…

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John Marcotte Proposes To Ban Divorce

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Thanks to everyone who have emailed me about John Marcotte and his quest to get a voter’s initiative on the California 2010 ballot called the “2010 California Marriage Protection Act.”  If it gets passed, registered voters from California will have the opportunity to finally cement a complete and utter protection to “Traditional Marriage.”  Check out boingboing for more info.

His website RescueMarriage.org must be visited by everyone, especially by our friends who oppose same-sex marriage.  Here are some choice snippets from his site…

I’m Catholic. My faith teaches me that divorce is a sin. I don’t believe that the government should be indoctrinating our children — telling them that divorce is “cool” or “legally permissible.” That type of moral decision should be taught within the confines of the family. It is not the government’s job to teach our children what to think about the morality of divorce.

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Jesus says getting divorced is a sin:

Mark 10:9-11

9 Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”
10 When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this.
11 He answered, “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her.
12 And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.

Interestingly, Jesus never once even mentioned homosexuals or homosexual behavior. I assume this was some sort of clerical oversight that will be rectified during the end of days as described in the Book of Revelation.  Perhaps during Satan’s 1,000 year reign. I’ll get back to you on that one.

Awesome.  Just awesome.

Pass this news to everyone…

And in related bear news, how seriously hot is John Marcotte?  Thank you, Mr. Marcotte.  Thank you very much…

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Jesus says getting divorced is a sin:

Mark 10:9-11

9 Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”
10 When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this.
11 He answered, “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her.
12 And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.

Interestingly, Jesus never once even mentioned homosexuals or homosexual behavior. I assume this was some sort of clerical oversight that will be rectified during the end of days as described in the Book of Revelation.  Perhaps during Satan’s 1,000 year reign. I’ll get back to you on that one.

Sumo Wrestlers & White Background: “Conversant Life”

Here’s another commercial utilizing sumo wrestlers in front of a white background.  It’s from a Christian website called Conversant Life.  You can check out the whole series of the commercial here.

Conversant Life - Sumo Wrestlers 13Check out the bearmythology Flickr Photostream for more screenshots

Can someone correct me if I’m wrong?  I believe that the cute chubby bear on the left is Tim Larson.  He was the lead hero in a straight-to-DVD movie called 305 (check out the trailer here).  I will post more about Mr. Larson in the near future.

Beefy Kushti Wrestler Washing Up

Again, the awesome Jorge has directed me to this great educational and photo/video-filled blog about Kushti Wrestling: Kushti: Traditional Indian Wrestling.  According to the blog’s author:

The purpose of this blog is to raise awareness about the sport and give people inside and outside of India a glimpse of what it is like.

I will definitely be visiting it often.  And I will be returning for the articles and not the photos…  😉

Here’s my favorite post from the blog: Washing Up.

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Chubby Kushti Wrestler From “Last Man Standing”

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I once posted about a short movie clip of Punjabi Kushti*.  I claimed it to be The Most Erotically-Charged 1:42 Minutes Of Your Life.  Well, how about we top it with The Most Erotically-Charged 2:19 Minutes Of Your Life?

Big thank you to Jorge for directing me to this fantastic video.

* Unfortunately, the video has been removed due to Terms Of Use violation…


Clip from BBC’s Last Man Standing

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BearMythology: A 1-Year Retrospective

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One year ago, I decided to blog about a large, yet hidden, part of me: my attractions and love for “bearish men.”  It was very new to me, because prior to this, I managed a private Yahoo Group that pretty much did the same thing I’m doing now here (and long story short, I abandoned that group because I thought that it was best if I “turned straight” — thank goodness I didn’t go with it).

Over the course of that year, I have met many new and old friends alike.  I am very thankful to all of you for browsing through, commenting (both positive and negative), and supporting this blog.  I can’t express my gratitude enough for being able to share such passions with like-minded people.

So with that, I’ve decided to drop the “Weblog” as this blog is starting to have a life of its own.  Plus, I seem to imply that my name is “BearMythology.”  Anyway, I’m not “physically” a bear, though the years seem to be putting some good pounds on me.  I’m slowly trying to “come out of the closet” somewhat, so if you have a MySpace page or LiveJournal blog, do add me as your friend.  Also, if you have a YouTube page, please add or invite me.  I’m not quite “savvy” with all of these social-networking sites since I’m not a very “sociable” person (both online and off).

So, what happened this past year?

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My number one bear is still Ray Winstone.

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Chris Dowd is one media personality I am unbelievably massively obsessed with.

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John Goodman, Richard Karn, James Gandolfini, Mark Addy, Faizon Love, Kevin James, Andy Richter, Larry The Cable Guy, and Drew Powell are just but a handful few of my favorite bearish actors.

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Chad Brock, Steve Harwell, Steven Page, Billy Milano, Dave Williams, and Kirk Windstein are just but a handful few of my favorite bearish musicians.

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Heinz Ollesch, Terry Hollands, Leon White, Reese Hoffa, Manuel Martinez, Christian Cantwell, Prince Fielder, Joba Chamberlain, Jeff Saturday, and Kasey Studdard are just but a handful few of my favorite bearish athletes.

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I posted about Warren Sapp about 1 post too many…  And I will continue to post about this woofy bear!

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Strongman and musclechub extraordinaire Phil Martin emailed me and he was super friendly.

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I am completely in love with the talented and lovable Joey Oglesby, sometimes known as Donnie Davies.

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Interviewed a fantastically woofy straight pro wrestler, Shane Morbid.

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Got involved in some online drama with a strongman’s (Boris Haraldsson) girlfriend which fortunately led to a happy ending.

Recently started doing weekly polls (Two Woofy Tuesday) for which I’m not doing too good in (I’m 0-for-3!).

Having way too much fun on Shirtless Saturday.

[BearBeat], [BearPit], and [BearFic] are and will continue to be my very unique bear fetishes.

Chubarama — the greatest chubby men blog — is my only and greatest promoter/supporter.  Thanks, guys!

I love pro-wrestling way too much as it completes the trifecta of my bear fetishes.

I’m always fascinated/horrified at what the straight guys tend to comment about this blog.  Here’s one recent discussion about my J-Rocc posting.  (“Popular gay blog”?  Lol)

Here’s my most important post ever on the blog: Carl Sagan’s A Pale Blue Dot.

Dominic Filiou and Ty Olsson are not as hefty as I once knew them.

In my American-centric worldview, I was treated to the fantastic bearish athletes of Ssirum, Kirkpinar, Kushti Wrestling, Kabaddi Wrestling, and, lol, Rugby

Well, that’s pretty much a small sampling of what happened this past year.  Here’s looking forward to Year 2…

Dave Williams: “Drowning Pool”

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Dave Williams was the late singer of Drowning Pool.  The band had a hit song called “Bodies” that has lyrics that I dedicate to…

every

single

person —

man

and

woman —

of every

race,

creed,

and

age

who voted “Yes” on Proposition Hate.

I dedicate this song to all of you…  And, by the way, a really big “FUCK YOU” to you as well.


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Ferris Beuller Asks You To Take A Day Off

Matthew Broderick is not “bearish” (just my opinion), however, he has an important announcement for my fellow Americans/registered voters.  Sure, he’s a bit biased with this announcement, but whoever you do side with, make the moment count by doing what you can to assist and influence others.  Tomorrow is our last chance.  I’m definitely taking the day off…

The Woofy Christian Musclebears Of “Team Impact”

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I’m not quite sure what sort of stance Team Impact has on homosexuality and the LGBT community, but I’m just hoping that it’s as positive as the Christian message they would send to others.  However, with the “Family Focused Evangelism” motto, I highly doubt they support gay marriages.  Hopefully, I’m just a crusty old queermudgeon who’s out of touch with our present society’s opinion on homosexuals…

Anyway, whatever their stance might be, I can’t deny that these big and beefy Christian behemoths are definitely heavenly and sinfully hot.

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Maori Haka: A Beefy New Zealander & Grant Roa Do The War Chant


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I’m not too educated on the Maori Haka, so here’s a comment by a YouTuber from this video:

The way I was told, the haka was designed to psych out the raiding war party. It was done to AVOID bloodshed, which is something that’s gone unnoticed by a lot of history writers. The haka was also very practical in that it amped up the defending warriors so that IF the other tribe didn’t back down and run the other way, at least the warriors were all ready to defend their turf. Very practical people the old time Maori.

Great stuff.  Definitely something I would love to learn more about.  In the meantime, here’s the super-woofy Grant Roa from the wonderful film, Whale Rider.

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Fishbone: “Change” (Chris Dowd Tribute & A Political Endorsement)

I finally got around to doing a video montage.  It didn’t hurt at all, apparently.  It’s rough around the edges but I basically made a music video montage of Fishbone’s “Change.”  It is the last track from the “Truth And Soul” album and it’s my favorite song from it.  Definitely please check it out.  You just might find it to be an undiscovered gem.  Check out the lyrics and you’ll find it to be as timely as ever…


All images are from “The Reality Of My Surroundings –
Past To Present” (VHS and DVD)

Change

There’s a light on a hill
That’s far out in the distance
And it calls out my name
It calls out for a change

Far away voices
That want their own choices
Sigh for a plea
As it calls out for a change

Ooh hoo change
Ooh ooh change
Ooh hoo…

To the root of Mankind
It bellows out bitter winds
Youth cry out for today
Strength to cry for a change

Yet it seems clear to me
It pounds inside my soul
Why don’t we all see
We can cry out for a change

Ooh hoo change
Ooh ooh change
Ooh hoo…

We can change today (x3)

Deep inside our hearts
There’s a love
You can feel it
It’s a love that assures
We can cry out for a change

The dark clouds that did dance
To the blue skies here before me
Make it plain to my eyes
We can cry out for a change

Ooh hoo change
Ooh ooh change
Ooh hoo…

My objective for making that “Change” music video is two-fold:

Reason Number 1: This is a Chris Dowd montage tribute.

Reason Number 2: (My plea to Chris Dowd and Fishbone from this post.)

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Ray Winstone: “Jerusalem” (William Blake Biopic In Limbo)

Ah, Ray Winstone (and, yup, still my “Number One Bear”).  I’ve been following the news of him playing the role of poet William Blake since 2004.  It appears that he won’t be starring in it (if it ever gets produced) as he stated, “I’m getting a bit old to play it now.”

What a shame.  I’ve been eagerly checking out that news, since William Blake’s works were forcefully fed to me by my woofy college professor.  If it wasn’t for my professor, I would have discounted Blake’s works (I originally found them to be simple and devoid of meaning).  Perhaps my views changed because my woofy professor loved Blake?  I’m not sure.  What I do know is that he made me realize that one of Blake’s works was a masterpiece: “Songs of Innocence and Experience.”

And for some reason, when I was reading Bearotic‘s post about the twisted, demented, and very sick online comic strip, The Other Family (a completely whacked out version of Bill Keane’s Family Circus), I can’t help but think of William Blake’s “Songs of Innocence and Experience.”

I’ve divided the comic strips into three parts.  So if there’s anybody out there who’s doing a report on William Blake’s “Songs of Innocence and Experience,” just read through these modern comics and you’ll get the main gist of Blake’s ideas…

The Birth Of Innocence and Ignorance

The Death Of Innocence and Birth Of Experience

Songs Of Innocence and Experience

Yes, in spite of and because of the comic strip’s absurdity, it actually perfectly portrays the juxtaposition of the innocent, pastoral world of childhood against an adult world of corruption and repression (thank you, Spark Notes!).  I wish this comic strip was around back then so that I could have gotten an A+.  ^_^

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All-Star Game, The House That Ruth Built, & A $328,000 Sweat-Stained Cap

It’s All-Star week.  Josh Hamilton placed second in the Home Run Derby, but ended up becoming a hero.  And “The House That Ruth Built” is now coming to an end and is the home for the 2008 All-Star Game.  What mythic stories will be on display on such a historic night?  Will the National League get a win?  Will the American League continue their dominance?


This dramatic photograph was taken on June 13, 1948, at Yankee Stadium (the house
that Ruth built). It was the 25th anniversary of the stadium and the day the Babe’s
number was retired. Ruth, thin and frail as a result of a long illness, emerged from the
dugout into “the caldron of sound he must have known better than any other man.”
Everyone knew then, as he must have known himself, that The Babe had worn his old
uniform for the last time. He died only two months later on August 16, 1948. The
famed number 3 will never again be worn by a Yankee player. The Babe Bows Out
won a Pulitzer Prize for photographer Nat Fein. This magnificent photograph
is featured in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Smithsonian Institute.
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Either way, it’s definitely a game that I will be watching and a game that I wished I was there to see and experience.  Baseball just has that mystique for me that’s just pure Americana.  As a kid living in the Philippines, I was always in love with American culture; and baseball just represents everything about what is great and wonderful about America.  It’s solely my personal opinion, as I have elevated the sport of baseball to mythic proportions.

Unlike other sports, baseball is a slow, methodical game that could at any moment explode into a frenzy.  I have always pictured the world as a baseball game, where opposing teams/viewpoints get their chances/opinions heard.  But instead of nine innings, the “game” continues on indefinitely.  There are always winners and losers, and there are times when the losers get to bask in the glory of that perfect hit or that immaculate pitch.

You can pretty much say the same thing with any other sports.  But, to me, baseball is basically The Perfect Sport…

Speaking of the mystique and myths of baseball, a person who wished to remain anonymous, had purchased Babe Ruth’s cap for $328,000.  It’s definitely an obscene amount of money, but I can’t help but empathize as to why someone would do that.  Sure such a person could spend such money on much generous ways, but it is his/her money, and who am I to criticize him/her?  But this only shows how human beings place personal values on what otherwise is really nothing but a sweat-stained cap.  To the buyer, it means a lot more than that.  It is a piece of myth, a legendary artifact, and a moment of history from the gods.

Timur Bekmambetov: Huggable Teddy Bear Director Of “Wanted”

Man, I can just listen to Timur Bekmambetov speak with that hypnotically sexy Russian accent.  Right at the 2:05 mark, he discusses the “Assassin Mode” in the film, Wanted, and he kept placing his hand on his chest.  I’m just a very simple man, but that was just freaking sexy.

As I don’t speak Italian, the Italian translation overwhelms our woofy Russian Bear’s speech.  Luckily, he’s wearing a t-shirt and, as a consolation, we get to see his beefy and furry arms.

I am also intrigued by what he said about “mythology”: “…because as a state cannot protect us anymore …[???]… People think… understood… that they needed a myth.  People need a new mythology …[???]… how to protect themselves… [???}.”

Anyway, if I think he’s saying what I think he’s saying, then I completely agree.  The concept of this blog, “BearMythology,” is about how we interpret people/places/things/events with our own unique and personal “mythological” insights — and in this case, “bearish men.”  This is why Mr. Bekmambetov mentioned that filmmakers “don’t think, they feel.”  Films as a visual medium have to create realism from their artificiality to achieve a relationship with their audience.  It’s a basic explanation of filmmaking and not a general rule.  I’m just mentioning that because I love the fact that Timur practically sticks by this filmmaker’s creed to the tee.  Just check out his famous myth-bending films: Night Watch and Day Watch.

Prince Fielder: Milwaukee’s Finest Beefy Brewer

Milwaukee Brewers’ Prince Fielder (son of Cecil Fielder) is definitely a major league hot bear.  He’s one of the sole reasons why the Brew Crew are just so fun to watch.  He wasn’t hitting as many home runs earlier in the season which caused irate fantasy baseball owners others to criticize that his recent vegetarian diet was responsible for his loss of production.

But he’s found his groove lately and the Brewers had been winning many games because of him.  So hopefully that will also put a stop on the mentality of “vegetarians = bad athletes.”  I really hope that Prince dominates even further this season.  Vegetarians get a bad rap and I think that it’s great to have a role model who looks like him, yet at the same time, eats healthy (subjective, of course, for us meat eaters).

The book that had changed Mr. Fielder’s life and perceptions on our meat-eating ways was a book called, Skinny Bitch.  You don’t need to be an ace detective to guess that his wife had lent him that book.  -_^

It’s a shame that he recently shaved off his hair that he was slowly trying to create dreadlocks with.  I wanted to see that hippie transformation.  I so badly want to see that Manny Ramirez / Chris Dowd look.

Alas, hopefully, the Prince decides to grow it again.

Chris Dowd Of Fishbone Is My God

We all have idols.  Religions exist because it’s human nature to worship someone or something.  Atheists, included.  And if you disagree, ask yourself this: Why are you reading this blog?


The only somewhat recent photo I can find of Chris Dowd.
Includes a bonus pissed off Alice In Chains drummer.

Organized religion is all about setting examples.  Rules are set and they’re meant to be obeyed.  Why is this blog blue?  Because Chris Dowd wore blue on one of my favorite music videos of all time.  Why do I sport a soul patch?  Besides the obvious reasons that I’m follically-challenged, Chris Dowd sported a soul patch from that same music video.  Why is the theme of this blog about clear sunny skies while my personal photos show sunny skies?  There you go.  You got it…  But who’s Chris Dowd, you ask?

On today’s post, I’d like to discuss about this mortal man who (besides my woofy college professor) had basically shaped my way of thinking through his music.  Chris Dowd was one of the founding members of Fishbone and that band’s music have completely changed my perceptions on life.  For the better, I believe.  It’s a great thing that Mr. Dowd possessed a stunning handsomeness that made listening to his voice even sweeter.  And watching their music videos was just icing on an already delicious cake.

For me, meeting Chris Dowd will be the ultimate dream come true.  I know nothing about him, except for his interviews and persona on television.  However, I am deeply attracted to him and, to this day, I listen to Fishbone — specifically to tracks where he predominantly sang; and the trancelike experience I fall into is nothing short of, well, religious.

Enough of my yapping.  I need to show the electric magnetism he exudes.  Here is one of Fishbone’s most popular songs and it’s a song that I can never get tired of.  It’s also a great video where Chris Dowd is just simply beautiful and godlike.  Absolutely flawless.

This song, Everyday Sunshine, is the very foundation of this blog’s design and why I also sport a soul patch.  Yeah.  I’m pathetically anally specific.  ^_^

Everyday Sunshine

I wish everyday the sun would shine
Take me to another place in my mind
Where everything is beautiful
And no wants or needs
Nor sign of greed
Could rule our soul

How I wish everyday sunshine
How I wish everyday sunshine

If we could fly away on wings
To a place where all could be true
And the skies were blue
And love was true
And me and you

How I wish everyday sunshine
How I wish everyday sunshine

Here are two more songs from them.  My philosophies and beliefs have practically stemmed from these two specific songs.  I can’t embed the videos so they’re just links.  Do check them out.  They’re great songs and just follow along with the lyrics.  I’m just trying to make you guys fans of Fishbone.

Fight The Youth
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And now another story of stolen faith and tragic glory
They claim to be your friends but all the while they taunt you with lies
They tell you what to think and how to face the world around you
You never question what you know inside is lax and untrue
But take a look around
We’re not running anymore
We’re in the positive
But we’re ready for the war… for the war

Fight the youth
The youth with poisoned minds
Ignite the truth
Restore sight to these blind
Fight the youth
The youth with poisoned minds
And if they suffer it’s no fault but their own

And every time I see the hatred that engulfs these children
It makes me wonder if the quest for peace will one day subside
I’m not afraid to wage the hopeless battles I must fight
For I could never lose, I know my cause shines in the light

Take a look around
We’re not hiding anymore
Your weapon’s cowardice
And we won’t take it anymore… anymore

Fight the youth
The youth with poisoned minds
Ignite the truth
Restore sight to these blind
Fight the youth
The youth with poisoned minds
And if they suffer it’s no fault but their own

And all the feelings of a generation fed with anger
Make all the choices for a future where all nightmares come true
I choose to fight for youth, to fight for truth, to fight for justice
I choose to heal the wounds of sacrifice made by the children

Servitude
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Who, who do you serve?
For whose empire and for whose whims?
Is your honor judged by men?
Will you lie?
Will you lie if they say it’s their will?
Will you die or continue to kill?
Until the generals all have their fill

Craven Cowards
Armchair Warriors
You will serve Them well

What, what will you write?
For whose pleasure, for whose delight?
Will your readers see your light?
Will you say…That the singer can’t blow you away?
That we hate people just ’cause they’re gay
Women and children all stay away

To whom, whom do you pray?
Do dollars wash your sins away?
Does God love cold hard cash?
Do you say…If we all just continue to pay
All our ailments will all go away
And our souls will all be saved

God’s not with you
“Holy Roller”
Your heart dwells in Hell

Why, why do you run?
Our awareness has spoiled your fun
Our eyes see you too clear
Will you hide
From the joy of expressing our pride
For the leaders and people who’ve died
While combating your genocide

Chains are breaking
Minds are waking
Soon we’ll serve no more…

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