Monumenty selhání

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"Our positions, their positions, power struggles for one of many thousands of perspectives. We're burning the points of view to ashes and with them we draw other truths that can shed tears, caress and comfort our conscience. Us - enough! Our war is over - with a grin we utter: "Now, shall the others endeavour." We measure the suffering of others with an immeasurable degree of experienced suffering, we give advice from our safe havens and turn our heads away. The era of indulgence persists, you can buy truth at every corner, but facts are facts. We know but we do not want to see."

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released October 1, 2019

Recorded by ourselves at SF Mini
Mixed & Mastered by Amák at Golden Hive
Spoken word: Dan N.
Cover photo: Jinřich Jandečka
Layout: Petr Bláha

This is a collaborative release by MxFxL, Contraszt! Records and Rope or Guillotine. Support DIY punk labels.

Gattaca: Lada, Hana, Blum, Dan, Šaman

SHOWS 2019:
25.10. cz / liberec
26.10. cz / vernéřovice
27.10. pl / wroclaw
22.11. at / wien
23.11. tba - wanna help?
13.12. cz / olomouc
14.12. sk / trnava
15.12. cz / brno

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Track Name: Pomníky
Pomníky

Bílá místa na mapách jsou pomníky zítřka

Budoucí skanzeny lágrů a bezcennosti života
Jednou za rok k nim budeme nosit květiny
a budeme truchlit nad křivdami předků
A mezitím budou zase jinde lidi s páskou přes oči klečet u zdi *

Kdo navždy mlčí, neukáže prstem
Kde není svědek, není ani soudce

Když se do těla zaryje pět kulek, nikdo není vrah
Až budeme stavět nové pomníky, do mramoru necháme vytesat,
že už se to nikdy nebude opakovat
že už se to nikdy nevrátí

S každým dalším mrtvým
S každou další cihlou
S každým dalším věncem
Roste monument našeho selhání


Monuments

White places on the maps are tomorrow's monuments
Future folk museums of labor camps and worthless lives
We will bring flowers once a year
and we will grieve for the wrongs of our ancestors
And meanwhile, elsewhere, blindfolded people will kneel by the wall *
Who is silent forever will not point a finger
Where there is no witness, there is no judge
when five bullets hit a body, no one is the murderer
And we will inscribe on the marble stones of new monuments
that it will never happen again
that it will never come back
With every death
With every brick
With every wreath
The monument to our failure grows

* "Saydnaya is located 25km north of Damascus and within its walls torture is used not as means to gather information but primarily to suppress, terrorise, and punish any opposition to the authority of the Assad regime. The prison is still in operation and is inaccessible to independent observers and monitors. Moreover, the ability of survivors and former detainees to testify to conditions within Saydnaya is severely impeded by the fact that they were kept in darkness, confined to one room for the majority of their 'sentence', and blindfolded as they were moved through the prison's corridosrs and stairwells. With the blindfold placed over their eyes, the leaders of the Syrian regime knew that the prisoners' status as possible future witnesses would be fundamentally changed from eyewitnesses to earwithnesses, limiting their credibility and their capacity to fully remember and recount their experience, should they survive." (Lawrence Abu Hamdan - The Missing 19Db)
Track Name: Rozděl a panuj
ROZDĚL A PANUJ

Dvě deci benzínu, tři deci benzínu *
"Však mě znáš, já něco udělám"
Kříčí: musíme postavit svou vlastní hráz
Z kamenů nasáklých strachem
Hrozí povodeň, jen tomu uvěř a to stačí
Utopeni ve vlastní úzkosti
Ukotveni ve vlastní stejnosti
Víc a víc
Je mi to líto
Dvě deci benzínu, tři deci benzínu
"Však mě znáš, já něco udělám "
Jeden je nepřítel, jeden je hrdina
Nabízí zkratky ke světu
Rozděl a panuj
S vidinou vyburcovat slepý národ k činu
Ale svoji slepotu nevidíš
Ani nemůžeš, bojíš se svého stínu **


DIVIDE AND CONQUER

Two decilitres of petrol, three decilitres of petrol *
"You know me, I´ll do something"
They shout: we have to build up our own wall
of stones soaked in fear
Floods are coming, just believe it, that´s enough
Drowned in their own anxiety
Anchored in their own uniformity
More and more
I feel sorry
two decilitres of petrol, three decilitres of petrol
"You know me, I´ll do something"
One is an enemy, another one is a hero
They offer shortcuts to the world
Divide and conquer
With a prospect of stirring up the blind nation for an action
But you don´t see your blindness
You are afraid of your own shadow **

* „Jako se jde po potkanech, po krysách, jako se jde po škodný v lese ... Buď my, nebo oni ... A těm pizdám, jak tady nosí ty arabský kutny, to chce vzít malej molotovův koktejlek, pěkně hodit pod nohy, až jim hoří kunda, prdel, oni si to rozmyslej, aby takhle chodily. Je to jednoduchý, stačí na to dvě deci benzínu.“ To jsou slova Jaromíra Baldy, takzvaného "prvního českého teroristy." Balda v roce 2017 kácel stromy na železniční trať a v okolí rozhazoval falešné letáky s výhružkami. Snažil se mezi lidmi vyvolat strach z muslimských teroristických útoků a odpor vůči imigraci. "V žádném případě jsem nechtěl spáchat teror. Chtěl jsem proti němu vzbudit co největší odpor,“ bránil se během procesu. Je možné soudit samotného Baldu a neptat se po širších souvislostech? Je možné z toho vynechat nacionalistické strany, dezinformační weby a jejich propagandu strachu a rozeštvávávání lidí? Nejsou skutečnými teroristy jejich lídři, majitelé a provozovatelé?

* „It´s like doing away with rats or vermin in the forests... It´s us or them... And for those swines wearing those Arabian cowls here, it needs to take a little molotov cocktail, throw it under their feet and burn their cunts and asses. After that they would definitely change their minds to walk like that. It´s simple, two deciliters of gasoline is all you need.“ These are words of Jaromír Balda, the so-called "first Czech terrorist." In 2017, Balda cut down trees on the railway and spread flyers with fake threats around. He tried to provoke fear of Muslim terrorist attacks and arouse resistance to immigration among people. "I didn't want to commit terror in any way. I actually wanted to provoke the greatest possible resistance against it," he said during the trial. But is it possible to judge only Balda without asking for a broader context? Is it possible to overlook the nationalist parties, websites spreading fake news and their propaganda of fear and disuniting people? Are there not their leaders, owners and providers the real terrorists?

** "The fear of mingling between different “races” and the extinction of the 'autochthonous people' as a supposed consequence reveals the obsession with ethnic purity that all far-right actors have in common. Marginalized communities like the Roma, for instance, are presented as scapegoats for their supposed criminality or refusal of work. Targeted as an 'enemy within,' marginalized communities serve to project petit-bourgeois fears of a loss of social status amidst the vagaries of the market ... The growing threat of an authoritarian transformation of our societies now demands mass movements and broad-based anti-fascist action — diverse and transnational in nature, but always on the basis of genuine solidarity." (Maik Fielitz & Laura Lotte Laloire - A Dozen Shades Of Far Right)
Track Name: Kódy, čísla, znaky
KÓDY, ČÍSLA, ZNAKY

Není to tvá vina, můžeš klidně spát
Neviděl jsi je, neslyšel, nikdy jsi tam nebyl
Byly to jen obrazy jak z filmu
Každodenní záběry z večerních zpráv
Není to tvá vina, můžeš klidně spát
Jsou to jenom kódy, čísla, znaky
A není na tobě, jak je použijí
Vždyť každý musí někde pracovat
Nebyli to lidi, jen terče
Položky ze statistik
Kusy mapy na obrazovce
Úkoly, které jsi musel splnit
Není to tvá vina, můžeš klidně spát
Lidi budou umírat i bez tebe *
Vždycky bude stačit dívat se jinam
Vždycky bude stačit věřit, že to je jen hra **

CODES, NUMBERS, SIGNS

It's not your fault, you can sleep without guilt
You didn't see them, you didn't hear them, you've never been there
They were only pictures just like in a movie
daily scenes from evening news
It's not your fault, you can sleep without guilt
They are just codes, numbers, signs
And it's not up to you how they use it
Anyway, everyone has to work somewhere
They weren´t people, they were just targets
they were just items in statistics
Pieces of map on a screen
Tasks you had to accomplish
It's not your fault, you can sleep without guilt
People are dying without you as well
You can always look elsewhere
You can always believe that this is just a game


* "The Warfare May Be Remote But The Trauma Is Real" (Sarah McCammon)
** "Drones may seem like 'war made easy', but that’s precisely the problem." (Medea Benjamin in an interview with Mark Karlin)
Track Name: Dohled 2.0
DOHLED 2.0

Všechny oči sem, *
Ať nemyslíme na to, že jsme sami_y
Ať zapomeneme na strach a vytěsníme nejistotu **
Ať iluze překryjí vzpomínky
Ať zájem přehluší závist
Ať zapomeneme, že život nikdy nebude krásný
Všechny oči sem, alespoň jako
Ať můžeme dělat, že to není předem prohraná bitva

SURVEILLANCE 2.0

All eyes over here, *
so we don´t think that we are alone
so we forgot the fear and displace uncertainty **
May the illusions cover the memories
may the envy drown our interests
Let us forget that life will never be beautiful
All eyes over here
or at least let´s pretend
So we can think that it isn´t a lost battle

* "In synoptic space, particular news reporters, more or less brilliant media personalities and commentators who are continuously visible and seen are of particular importance. They actively filter and shape information ... they place topics on the agenda and avoid placing topics on the agenda." (Thomas Mathiesen - The Viewer Society: Michel Foucault's 'Panopticon' Revisited)

** "In addition to a desire for order, control, discipline and profit, surveillance has voyeuristic entertainment value. Clips from CCTV’s are now a staple of daytime talk shows while programmes such as America’s Dumbest Criminals have helped soften the authoritarian overtones of mass public surveillance" (Kevin D. Haggerty & Richard V. Ericson - The Surveillant Assemblage)
Track Name: Tohle není moje město
TOHLE NENÍ MOJE MĚSTO

Na rozích hledáš postavy těch, co museli odejít *
Tam někde za zdí najdeš ty, co neměli kam
Všude kolem chrámy úspěchu
Skleněné zdi, kam se podíváš
Tohle město sis nevybral_a
A najednou je ze všech stran
Překupníci s tvářemi vytahují rolety
Za výlohou masky pro dnešní den **
Na ty včerejší už není čas
Nezbyl ani na včerejší lidi
Zbyde místo pro nás? ***
Nebo zmizíme jako prach ze stěn?
Tohle není moje město – Život plyne jak v seriálu
Tohle není moje město – Tady vždycky víš, kam dojdeš

THIS IS NOT MY CITY

On the corners you look for those who had to leave *
Somewhere behind the wall you'll find those who had no place to go
Altars of success all around
Glass walls wherever you look
You didn't choose this city
And suddenly it is everywhere around you
Face dealers pull up the awnings
Today´s masks are behind the shop windows **
There's no time for yesterdays masks
There is no time even for yesterday's people
Will there be a place for us? ***
Or are we going to disappear like the dust from the walls?
This is not my city - life flows like in a TV show
This isn't my city - you always know where to go

* "Where once one necessarily entered the city by means of a physical gateway, now one passes through an audiovisual protocol inwhich the methods of audience and surveillance have transformed even the forms of public greeting and daily reception’ (Paul Virilio - The Over-Exposed City)
** “Gentrifiers focus on aesthetics, not people. Because people, to them, are aesthetics.” (Sarah Kendzior - The Peril of Hipster Economics)
*** "This is the tang in the air: tough love, zero tolerance, ever-growing inequality, CCTVs, ASBOs, and an 'intensely relaxed' attitude to what was fuelling the economic bubble they said would never burst" (Dan Hancox - Inner City Pressure: London And the Story Of Grime)

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