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Danbert Nobacon & the Axis of Dissent, "G.O.P. Spells Gutting Our Planet" (self-released)

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Former Chumbawamba member Danbert Nobacon now lives in Twisp, Washington, and he's still tubthumping for left-leaning social and political change. Toward that end, he and his band the Axis of Dissent have released a new song, "G.O.P. Spells Gutting Our Planet," excoriating the Republican party for its callous disregard for the environment in order to foster pro-business policies that damage the only home we've ever known (per Carl Sagan). As Americans go to the polls today, it's a message worth heeding.

As Nobacon explains, "This rush release rough ‘punk rock mantra for the Mid-Terms' is a humble attempt to shift the narrative to describe the G.O.P. for what they actually are: 'a gang of perp-earth-rapers,' and for what they are actually doing, which is 'gutting our planet' and the whole litany of other crimes they are committing on a daily basis against we the people and our earth."

Vocalist Kira Wood Cramer and violinist Anna Dooley join guitarist/vocalist Nobacon in creating a suitably grim, urgent folk-rock ditty in which they sledgehammer their righteous points about the foolishness of putting business interests before ecological concerns. You can get the gist of their legit gripes with a sampling of the lyrics below.

GOP ON YOUR BALLOT SHEET, MEANS THEY DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT YOU OR ME/...CANT SEE THE WOOD FOR THE BURNING TREES, FOR THE NAKED PROFITABILITY/CAN’T SEE WHAT ORDINARY PEOPLE NEED, IT OFFENDS THEIR NEO-NAZI MORALITY/FAKE COMPASSION FOR THE UNBORN CHILD, BUT LACKING THE BASIC EMPATHY/TO PROVIDE EVEN FOR THEIR OWN CHILDREN/A HABITABLE ECOSHPERE/(WHEN) THERE IS NO PLANET B/VOTE PROGRESSIVE/ACT IMPERATIVE/THERE IS NO PLANET B …

The thing that baffles me about people who agitate for policies that roll back EPA regulations: Do they think that they and their loved ones will be immune from the catastrophic consequences? It appears that they believe the negative outcomes somehow won't affect them... because Jesus, or something. Hurry up, Blue Wave™.