The Great Chain


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A hierarchy (from Greek: ἱεραρχία, hierarkhia, 'rule of a high priest', from hierarkhes, 'president of sacred rites') is an arrangement of items (objects, names, values, categories, etc.) that are represented as being "above", "below", or "at the same level as" one another. Hierarchy is an important concept in a wide variety of fields, such as architecture, philosophy, design, mathematics, computer science, organizational theory, systems theory, systematic biology, and the social sciences (especially political philosophy). A hierarchy can link entities either directly or indirectly, and either vertically or diagonally. The only direct links in a hierarchy, insofar as they are hierarchical, are to one's immediate superior or to one of one's subordinates, altho… more »


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Haj regö rejtem
Hová, hová rejtsem
Hol, volt, hol nem
Kint-e vagy bent
Régi rege, haj mit jelen
Urak, asszonyságok

Ím szólal az ének
Ti néztek, én nézlek
pillás függönye fent
Hol a színpad: Kint-e vagy bent

My riddle, where should I hide it
Outside or in
Just another legend you may say, and so dismiss it
Ladies and Gentlemen

You look at me, I look at you
The curtain of our eyelids is raised
Where is the stage
Outside or in

The basis of democracy
Was a common good
That prevailed in the majority
The great chain

This is why anarchism works
Self-determined and self-governed
People are no longer smothered
It is written on the wall

Most of the time
We are separated from each other
This unites the people and it gives purpose
The great chain

This system is rotting from the inside
The apple fell far from the tree
And what grew in its place was disgusting putrid filth

Arise! Swarm on the castles
Reparation is coming
Make the jump put your faith in man
Can it be worse than this

In the dead of night
Fires burn
Links are forged in the flames
The anger that bubbled for so long inside
It manifests itself
Take form, and take shape
Lead the way to equality
The hammer falls resonate
Strengthening the chain with every blow
It takes everyone to raise the chain

Where would we be now if it wasn't for following false prophets
Illegitimate leaders their stone was set and now it breaks
The tide rises washing away all the shit
The fire burns, deeper than ever before
An abomination finally broken apart
Now the time has come to  reclaim lost dignity

The old empire crumbles in the shadows
The ruins are the foundation of the age of the great chain

Demonstrating the merits of autonomy
Self-determined and self-governed
People are no longer smothered
It is written on the wall

As the dust settles
We can rebuild this society

If you look at the world's problems
Most come as a result of a lack of resources
An uneven distribution
Rectified by adequate allocation
This turmoil would cease to be

Resent the wealth
As we sit down at the table and are served unequally
This breeds jealousy
And creates a consumerist mentality

Feel the pressure grow
To provide the best for your children
It's all a show
A fucking masquerade

When did we lose our way
When did we sell our soul
What was the price for us to sell out

Staring into an empty void
What will you use to fill the spaces

I'm afraid of changes to come
What does the future hold

Everything changes and comes to an end
How long will it last
Only time will tell
What do we do now
We move forward
The great chain

This is how progress will be made
Self-determined and self-governed
People are no longer smothered
It is written on the wall

As the dust settles
We can reconstruct our civilization

The dawn breaks the dark
Tears asunder memories of the past
Awaken to a new realm of possibility

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Written by: Charles Knox, Christopher McCabe, John Crudden

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