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“[Those Who Know So Well] What God Wants” Playlist (reposted from Facebook)


The General Electorate’s SYNTHETIC BONES goes some pretty dark places in its second half. In this song, religion as a governmental force is exposed as what it usually amounts to in such scenarios: a not-so-subtle way for cherry-picking zealots to ignore the larger teachings and focus on dogmatic minutiae that affords them a power consolidation. After all, religion was used to justify slavery, and the KKK regularly reminds us that they’re simply a “Christian” organization (ignoring the inconvenient fact that Jesus was a Middle Eastern Jew). The title itself is a quote attributed to suffragette Susan B. Anthony, who noted that much of the opposition to women’s voting rights was rationalized on Biblical grounds.


The music in this playlist largely comes from the darker end of the pop spectrum (Eurythmics, Pet Shop Boys, XTC, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, and even some of Erasure’s heavier contributions to the musical canon) and full-fledged darkwave synth artists of the 80s: Depeche Mode, New Order, Cocteau Twins, Tears for Fears, and Gary Numan.


You can listen to this playlist AT THIS LINK HERE. It’s a short playlist, barely over an hour. So you’ll probably need to listen to it four or five times before sharing it with absolutely everybody you know and insisting that they do the same. It’s free to do so on Spotify!


THOSE WHO KNOW SO WELL (WHAT GOD WANTS) LYRICS


How conveniently aligned with your desires! The mind with certainty you know so well. And any who dissent will feel the fires of Hell The favoured cherries picked and proferred For all the world to see. Ignore the thousands you’ve left rotting on the tree.


Are you dishonest, or just deluded? The emperor parades in the nude, Complicit in this fraud, unplagued by doubt or daunt. I distrust those who know so well what God wants.


Mutually assured destruction, in this game, The only thing in which you invest As you monopolize the community chest. An unctuous smile, a soundbyte for the infotainment cycle. Willful wantonness, baldfaced knavery. Queue up the war cry for oil, a triumph for viscous slavery.


Are you dishonest, or just deluded? The emperor parades in the nude, Complicit in this fraud, unplagued by doubt or daunt. I distrust those who know so well what God wants.

The feeding is frenzied, the buffet isn’t free. You self-serve crass menagerie. Pigs and elephants are all on display And the asses let them have their way Where even unwilling spectators are made to pay.


Are you dishonest, or just deluded? The emperor parades in the nude, Complicit in this fraud, unplagued by doubt or daunt. I distrust those who know so well what God wants.