As spaghetti-western surf guitars meld into a deep reggae groove that feels like the sun setting over the American Empire, a multilingual world citizen -- born Spanish in France -- lists things politicians turn into votes: Force, ignorance, lies, bombs, blood. "That's why my friend it's an evidence," he concludes. "Politik is violence." Seems simple-minded at first — some politicians are obviously way worse than others — but this scary autumn it still comes off like a news report. "My friend" indeed.
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