Thom Yorke

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  • Essay On Private Public Language

    is less important than hers in way. She says, "I was ashamed of her English. I believed that her English reflected the quality of what she had to say”. This is a sort of discrimination that we see today in our world, and people find your words meaningless at times if you can’t project your words the way you intend to. On the flip side, Rodriquez goes on to say, “It was unsettling to hear my parents struggle with English. Hearing them, I’d grow nervous, my clutching trust in their protection and power weakened”. The way he felt around his parents, thinking of them being “lower”, is how most people are judged today. You can be a straight A student and have a problem with stuttering, this could affect the way you reach out to people. As Thom Yorke says” I don 't see it in terms of changing things, but rather using language and music as weapons for fighting a mainstream media which is predominately right wing, and loyal to the political framework and its corporate interests.” Music is the one true universal “language” that we can use as a society to understand one another perfectly. Coming from other countries gives you a great perspective on how language is effected by culture. A vast number of people feel like outcasts when they are criticized or discriminated against for how they converse. We shouldn 't be judged on our intelligence based on how we speak. Linking personality and behavior to how you speak in public can be dangerous, because not everyone understands it. There…

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  • A Cultural Comparison: 2 + 2 = 5 By Radiohead

    it. The Party’s grip on all the classes below it is so unyielding if it claims that two plus two make five, then the statement is rendered into existence as the absolute truth. In the first two verses, Radiohead illustrates what the middle class looks like from an outside perspective, exposing their constantly desire to, “Stay at home forever / Where two and two always makes up five.” This line can open up a new perspective through which a Prole would realise their preference for flight over…

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  • Get Out Before Saturday Analysis

    away from sharing their liberally aligned political views. Potentially the group’s most notorious outspoken incident came during a 2003 MTV interview, in which frontman Thom Yorke stated “the people in charge, globally, are maniacs,” when discussing the budding Iraq war. Shortly after, Yorke publicly clashed with British prime minister Tony Blair, demanding he be thrown out of office for his inadequacies in dealing with the war in Iraq, as well as his failure to acknowledge the growing threat of…

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