Suspected Terrorists – Suspected Terrorists (Self Released) 2007. Ronald Reagan was president from when I was 10 to when I was 18. I hated Reagan but to be honest, it was primarily in the “I’m a punk kid – Reagan Sucks” sense. I guess if you woulda asked me then I woulda said it was because he represented authority. Maybe I woulda mentioned the “trickle-down economics” scam. Or those pesky little ideological wars we were involved in in Central America and such.
Regardless, I was really too young to understand fully how evil these fuckers are/were. It shocks me that Reagan is considered a “Great American President” today. What a joke.
Then there were 4 years of “Reagan Lite” with version one of the Bush Dynasty. Ughhhh. I turned 21 in year three of the Bush dynasty. What a fuckin douchebag….
But all of it pales in comparison to the guy that has occupied the White House for the last 6 years. God, it feels like an eternity. Is it even worth going over the myriad offenses “Bush Version 2″ has committed? I mean, seriously. The guy is a bonafide war criminal and should be locked in The Hague.
So here’s the problem…. Where’s the outrage? Y’know, like the “Fuck Reagan” styled outrage. I mean “Bush 2″ makes Reagan look like Dr Seuss. Yet, where is the outrage?
I was bemoaning just this when I received the new CD from the Lousiville-based punk band Suspected Terrorists in the mail. That’s right…Suspected Terrorists. It takes a lot of guts in our current climate to even call yourself that. Heck just googling the bands name probably gets you put on some patriot-act authorized list. Woo-hoo!
The Suspected Terrorists music falls somewhere between Flipper and The Offenders. They are pissed off. You should be too. There should be more of it nowadays. There really should. You should check them out. Fuck the man. Fuck Bush.