“That’s great, it starts with an earthquake, birds, snakes, an aeroplanes, Lenny Bruce is not afraid…”
–R.E.M., It’s The End Of The World, As We Know It.
Sure, Lenny Bruce was full of Heroin at the end of it, for him, so, what did he have to fear? And there’s nothing now, for him. Of course he’s not afraid. For the rest of us, the living, we have plenty, and it’s not all right and most of us don’t feel fine. We’re perturbed, angry, annoyed, and pissed off. Well, I used to say to an old friend of mine: at least it’s better than being pissed on. Well, unless you’re into that kind of thing, and I’m not, for one, I’ll tell you that right now. What the hell?!
Powers that be want you afraid. They want major disasters of weather (east coast), and earthquakes/fires, (west coast), in order to keep us under thumb.
What are we going to do about it? What are we going to do?