MUSIC VIDEO REVIEW
ABOUT LOVE
Mauro


OCTOBER 2008:
The video USED TO BE at this link: ABOUT LOVE
It is not anymore, probably due to some federal fracas that Mauro has once again involved himself in. Mauro fans, contact this mysterious avatar and get him to post it again.

Tough Love.
Music Video Review by Jon Dunmore © 4 Nov 2006.


With each frame of the video brimming with incitant ideas, Mauro's About Love is a jugular-slicing indictment not just against the Bush administration, but against every government that would claim democratic rule and then vilify the citizens it works for as immoral and disloyal whenever they question the government's proclaimed omniscience.

A True American (son of North and South American Natives), Mauro is a real life warrior, regularly spilling his blood for the Freedom he rallies for (as an artist and Native-born citizen), and I am prouder than hell to have shared stages with him. This piece might have simply ended up as just another song with a good hook (the four chords repeat ad infinitum, subconsciously overbearing) or a sheaf of Nixon-era imagery forged by Haight-Asbury junkies, but in juxtaposing the simple lyrical statements with shots of the Constitution burning, a blond in a flag bikini, the Statue of Liberty lighting a joint, a crucifixion of Liberty, the White House afire (all allegorical images which may seem tame when placed alongside the reality of the current administration's skyscraping vault of duplicity), the message resounds with a nerve-slashing sarcasm.

The irony of this piece is that it utters not a single negative remark (except in a backhanded manner: "We love our filthy industry / We love the way we rape a tree"). Most lyrics are straightforward to the point of obviousness: "Love to be a citizen / Love the flag of the land we're in / We love congress / We love our President…" yet delivered in a manner that conjures the most foreboding of gruesome bedtime stories occluded by the patina of innocence.

Composed long before Baby Bush came to power, the song waxes prophetic: "We love our arms / We arm the world with love," and seems a snug fit with W's murdering, terrorist cabinet.

I exhort Mauro to keep doing that voodoo that he do so well, as he joins the synergy of truth that is even now overwhelming the liars and prostitutes peopling the White House. In the words of that felon who ran America from 2000 to 2008: "Stay the course!"


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Books Amerika should read as if their lives depended on it - because their lives DO:

RON PAUL book A Foreign Policy of Freedom The Dunmore Rants Ron Paul Keep Your Eye in the Target
RON PAUL:
A Foreign Policy of Freedom


CHARLIE SAVAGE book TAKEOVER The Dunmore Rants Ron Paul Keep Your Eye in the Target
CHARLIE SAVAGE:
Takeover--The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy


THE PROSECUTION OF GEORGE W. BUSH FOR MURDER Vincent bugliosi
THE PROSECUTION OF GEORGE W. BUSH FOR MURDER
by Vincent Bugliosi




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by Jon Dunmore

AMERIKA: LAND OF BILK AND MONEY
The Freedom Treatise (an ongoing saga...)

RON PAUL
Presidential Candidate 2008

GOOD NEWS IS NO NEWS
The State of the Union Address 2007

POFFY GIVES ZERO RESPECT
Poffy The Cucumber and Jon Dunmore visit Ground Zero.




Added: 2006, Nov 4