Cat Power Leaving America? Instagram Rant Raises Questions
Cat Power went nuclear on Instagram yesterday (May 20), posting a photo of the Statue of Liberty with a long, rambling piece of caps-locked text, ranting and raving about the many reasons she is distrustful of the government.
The singer -- Chan Marshall on her birth certificate -- rants about the American political establishment and suggests that it adopts a three-party system, adding a third "new independent" party. She then hints that she may leave the country behind.
Actually, it's not a hint. She declares, "I have to leave, America." No word yet on whether she was speaking metaphorically.
Her full, hard-to-read text -- due to the all-caps nature of the missive -- is below and here. It might take a few reads to fully digest what she's going postal about, but it's certainly worth your time, since she makes her points with passion.
The indie rock queen posted a second message asking her follows to retweet and repost. You can follow more of her Insta-exploits on her feed.
"THANK YOU FOR THE HOPE IN YOUR SYMBOLISM. BUT I HAVE TO LEAVE, AMERICA. I WILL COME BACK TO LIVE, FOR YOU, LIBERTY, WHEN THOSE POWERS THAT BE, TAKE RESPONSIBILITY IN HEARING THE MAJORITY VOICE OF THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED AMERICAN STATES AND FOR ALL WHOM CALL IT HOME, FOR EXACTLY THIS SYMBOLISM THE POWERS THAT BE, HAVE USED AS FALSE CURRENCY TO RAPE THIS EARTH WITH IT'S LIES, PROTECTION OF WEALTH, AND VICIOUS SLAYINGS & INHUMANE PRIVATE CONTRACTED MILITARIES WORLDWIDE FOR DOMINATION & COMPLETE INVALIDATION OF FREEDOM FOR WHICH THEY HAVE SO PERFECTLY STOLEN FROM ALL WHO STILL BELIEVE IN ALL THOSE SPEECHES WITHIN THE FABRIC CO-ALIGNING WITH OUR CONSTITUTION, SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE FIGHT TO KEEP FIGHTING.....ACROSS THE BOARD: TIME FOR AN NEW INDEPENDENT. I DEMAND A TRI PARTISAN. I DEMAND A NATIVE AMERICAN VOTE AND CHECK YOUR BLOOD LINE PEOPLE'S, THERE IS MORE THAN JUST MONEY IN THAT GENOCIDE, THERE IS A HISTORY OF WAR AND SUFFRAGE IN THAT LAND, AND UNDERGROUND RAILROAD HAS ALWAYS STUCK PERFECTLY AROUND. AND UNDER THERE, IS OUR GROUND. IT IS OUR LAND AND IF WE HAVE TO FIGHT FOR OUR LAND AND OUR VOICE TO BE HEARD, HOW DO YOU FIGHT WITH JUST A WORD IN TEXT, SPEAK IT. HE WHO WISH TO NOT HEAR IT, GO OUT & SPEAK IT TEN FOLD, THEY WHO WISH TO NOT HEAR IT, GO OUT & SPEAK HUNDRED FOLD, UNTIL MORE THAN 1BILLION PEOPLE GET YOUR MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY, TRI PARTISAN. TAKING THE GREEN INDEPENDENT MORE SERIOUSLY THAN EVER THOUGH POSSIBLE IN A WORLD OF TWITTER @twitter OF INSTAGRAM @instagram OF FACEBOOK @facebook OF YOUR MAKING CONVERSATION WITH STRANGERS IN AFFINITY."