Today, I was listening to Ministry, one of my favorite bands from back in the day when I was a DJ/On-Air Programmer/All-around Radio Station Hack at my college radio station back in the late 1980s. It was my honor on multiple occasions to provide hospitality to Al Jourgensen, Paul Barker, William Rieflin, Martin Atkins and Chris Connelly when they [Ministry, RevCo] rolled into town–they always looked forward to my hospitality-hole culinary offerings.

‘Breathe’ always got me in the gut. What’s ironic is this song still applies today, warning everyone about the outcomes of present corporate-guided actions in the world, and how these actions undermine the environment–this song doesn’t mince words, tells the foreboding truth about how humans’ insane predatory behaviour degrades the environment.

Snips from ‘Breathe’ off the album The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste

Corporate causes with self-served denial
The raping of the land
Collapse
The lungs malfunction
They never learned to breathe

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This is the world
It’s not working
This is this earth

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Hope springs eternal but there’s no conviction
Action mistaken for ransom is paid
All this concern is the true contradiction
The world is insane

Seriously, what’s the breaking point? The mind is a terrible thing to taste, INDEED. And therefore, we must be relentlessly resourceful…

PREPARE. RESPOND. ADAPT.