Turn​-​key Tyranny (Original Mix)

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Turn-key Tyranny is about the shocking revelations regarding the NSA's unlawful surveillance of US citizens that were brought to light by Edward Snowden in 2013. Some may argue that Snowden's actions exposed the US to a heightened degree of risk, and they may have a point. But the truth is that his actions exposed some of the most egregious violations of the US Constitution that have ever been committed by a government agency in the entire history of the country.

Though my personal opinion is that Snowden should be given immunity under the Whistleblower Protection Act, the question of whether or not his actions were lawful is beside the point. The stakes are much higher than the guilt or innocence of one man. What's at stake is the presumed guilt or innocence of everyone. Under the surveillance apparatus that Snowden uncovered, every single person in the entire country, with or without reasonable suspicion, is presumed guilty of crimes serious enough to warrant continuous surveillance, from birth to death. This assumption is so contradictory to the founding principles of this country that it makes my hair stand on end.

Due process of law is the constitutional right of every US citizen, and the NSA's deliberate circumvention of these rights calls for immediate corrective action.

Note: Those of you who have a working knowledge of Morse Code may find a hidden message in this track that conveys a somewhat more pointed version of my sentiments on this matter.

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from The Blood​-​Spangled Banner, released July 4, 2014

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Blendrix's original productions are unique hybrids - fusing the multi-layered, hyped-up percussion and "feel-it-in-your- chest" bass of modern electronic dance music with the intricate textures and spacious soundscapes that characterized the psychedelic rock movement of the '60s & '70s. By blurring the line between past and present, Blendrix gives his listeners a glimpse into the future. ... more

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