Analysis Of The Song Slipknot's Packaging Subversion

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Members of the band Slipknot wrote a song that was reordered in February 2008 and released July 8. 2008. The song is “Psychosocial” it is a heavy metal based song, with heavy guitar and drums playing. The lyrics are sung in a deep, to some extent, scream manner with the chorus in a consistent harmonic tone. The interpretation that was received from this song was it was based on the wars The United States have been having with the Middle East. The song exposes their anti-war view. The first lyric “ I did my time and I want out” is basically from a soldiers point of view, maybe he signed up for something he ended up not believing in when he was faced with the hypocrisy of it all. Most Iraq-war veterans will tell you this war was purely over…show more content…
“Packaging subversion pseudo sacrosanct perversion” portrays a key role in understanding what is going on in the individuals mind. Subversion essentially means to utterly change an already established system of power. “Packaging subversion” is the government handing our troops commands to take over Iraq’s regime and rebuild, in their own brand of government. “Pseudo sacrosanct perversion” is as though extremely sacred, and yet against the predefined moral path. A fake holy heresy is what is described. As Americans we view ourselves as a savior country. News reports made it clear that Iraq had to be put in their place, A senior official from former President George W. Bush's administration is quoted in “Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House” saying American troops went into Iraq because the U.S. was looking for a fight. The United States had to prove that Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda would not pose a threat to our nation. A vast number of Americans stood behind this cause. What the press did not let out was the senseless killings of innocent town’s people for control of land. Land that produced…show more content…
When one thinks of the limits of a dead person it is often assumed they have every limit. They can’t see, hear, or speak. Who will stand up for them? The military groomed them to be a killing machine and then society blames them as part of the problem. Most have pent up stress, homicidal and suicidal tendencies with a society that does not care or even blames them to be a part of the problem. Many come back with a psyche they cannot shake and endure many social problems. They went fighting for something they believed in and ended up killing for an anti-fascist lie. It seems that they are singing for forgiveness as well as release from contract they made on false

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