The Vile Maxim

from by Insidious Reign

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Discharged upon this world, a blank slate ready to be filled
Victims of culture, each path has been predetermined
Aberrant structures, groom these complacent loyal subjects
Taught to conform and obey

Another cog in the industrial machine
Trained for lives of subordination
A ceremonial indoctrination
The syllabus decides
Classification based on reward
Trading knowledge for a compliant drone
The broader understanding withheld

The vile maxim
Just another establishment
Manufacturing consent
Altering history to exalt the dominant

Regurgitating on command
Subjects chosen, memorised and replicated
Reluctantly selecting a vocation
Addicted to material gain

These docile automatons
Benighted to the plight of fellow creatures
Never truly reaching their potential
Dreams are merely secondary

Mass public failure by design
The collapse of civic intellect

And so they shape and limit their perspectives
You manipulate the narrative
Re-educate, the only way to escape the apathy
Or succumb to cognitive dissonance


from Fictitious Obsession, track released January 30, 2017



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Insidious Reign Johannesburg, South Africa

In 2015, at the southern tip of the dark continent, a storm was brewing. The dawning of a new era and the birth of a new plague, Insidious Reign. Five individuals bound together by a mutual lust for the extreme. With their mid-2015 Live Debut as supporting act for the internationally recognized band Aborted on their tour of South Africa, serving as only a taste of this band's capabilities. ... more

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