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  1. #1 ‘Your Blood Is Our Paint’: Grammy-Nominated Singer’s New Violent Occupy Anthem 
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    Are you ready for the ultra-long, seemingly violent Occupy Wall Street anthem? A new sympathetic song by singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur called, “We Stand as One,” is intended to be a rallying cry for the Occupiers.

    But a close look at the lyrics provides some disturbing imagery that causes one to question what, exactly, the ballad is advocating. CNS News’ Dan Gainor has more:

    Despite the violence of the anti-war protests, the ‘60s demonstrations were about giving peace a chance. The Occupy Wall Street crowd has a new anthem that is anything but peaceful. The song tells how opponents will have their “body destroyed” or when “strung up you’ll bleed, like the pig you became.”

    While Arthur may be an unfamiliar name to some, according to his biography, he has worked with some well-known musicians. In the past, he has apparently collaborated with Peter Gabriel and with R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, among others. In addition to being a songwriter, he is also an artist. His album work was nominated for a “best recording package Grammy” in 1999 for the EP “Vacancy.”

    Arthur’s latest musical endeavor, inspired by Occupy Wall Street, delves deeply into the reasons why the movement is underway. Paste Magazine describes the tune:

    “We Stand As One” is a song filled with reverberating pianos, harmonicas and harmonies, but it’s main function is as a protest song in support of the people occupying Wall Street. It focuses on health care, freedoms and basic needs with a straightforward approach to the lyrics.

    What Paste left out, of course, are the bizarre references to violence that stand out throughout the song. Here are a few of the lyrics that should be raising some eyebrows, as it appears as though Arthur’s speaking to the so-called “1 percent”:

    Our canvas is freedom
    Your blood is our paint [...]

    Like a pig you consumed
    And like a pig you will roast [...]

    And what you won’t share
    Will be ripped from your hands
    Your body destroyed
    The way fire lands
    Burning your homes
    The privilege you snake
    The payback beyond
    Anything you could take
    Naked you’ll be
    And full of regret
    And the way they were treated
    You’ll long to forget

    On Thursday, the singer took to Twitter to say that he supports non-violent protest and “peaceful revolution.” However, the aforementioned lyrics do cause one to question what, exactly, he’s implying in his music:
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    Yep!

    Just like the TEA Party....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    Yep!

    Just like the TEA Party....
    Where is Wei's outrage?
    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Where is Wei's outrage?
    THE visual is just too much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Where is Wei's outrage?
    You won't see it because he's all for it.
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    On Thursday, the singer took to Twitter to say that he supports non-violent protest and “peaceful revolution.” However, the aforementioned lyrics do cause one to question what, exactly, he’s implying in his music:
    Reminds me of an old Ben Stiller sketch:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs8kBgaZAAM

    The rapper's press conference sums up the BS. Peace, out. :D
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    There is no doubt at all that this is what they are moving toward.

    They just don't expect anyone to fight back. When someone does, they are the ones who squeal like stuck pigs.
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    ‘Your Blood Is Our Paint’: Grammy-Nominated Singer’s New Violent Occupy Anthem
    OR;
    ‘Your Blood Is Our Paint’: Grammy-losing Singer’s New Violent Occupy Anthem
    Where are the Orator-In-Chief's admonishments against violent rhetoric? No pronouncements about how the protesters are acting stupidly? No calls for civility?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    OR;
    Where are the Orator-In-Chief's admonishments against violent rhetoric? No pronouncements about how the protesters are acting stupidly? No calls for civility?
    Again, why do you ask questions you already know the answer to?
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    obama can't come out and give them a verbal go-ahead, he just smiles and nods.
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