Some Dead Survives

"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."
-James Madison, at 01:02:11

When, however, neither the elements of the offense nor the range of permissible punishments is defined by statute or treaty, the precedent must be plain and unambiguous. To demand any less would be to risk concentrating in military hands a degree of adjudicative and punitive powers in excess of that contemplated either by statues or by the Constitution… The Federalist No. 47, p. 324 (J. Cooke ed. 1961)(J. Madison)("The accumulation of all powers legislative, executive and judiciary in the same hands…may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny…")
-SCOTUS opinion No. 05-184

"You are one of us"

01. Julia Vorontsova - Rome
02. Boris - Introduction
03. Halou - You Are One Of Us
04. Echo Base Soundsystem - Zentrum
05. Jullian Angel - Some Dead Survive
06. Butterfly Explosion - Sophia
07. The Foundry Field Recordings - Battle Brigades
08. Skatalites - Skaravan
09. DeVotchka - How it Ends

note: perhaps the subject matter of this list is not something comfortable, but I felt it is something important around this time of the year. The style of the playlist itself is repetitive, mainly mix of same minor key combination, small lyrics and extreme drone. The balance of the playlist is divided between folks and avantgarde, two areas I intend to focus on in the next few weeks. Overall, it is cautious, somber and perhaps hopefull.
Image credit: Pablo Picasso, Guernica (1937)
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