“October Myst” by Adrian H. Molina w/ Mannequin Rituals, Up Before the Sunrise (2008)
This week marks the 9-year anniversary of the War in Afghanistan – the longest war in American history. There is no end to this war nor the war in Iraq. These are resource wars, wars of power and geopolitical/economic control.
Many people have asked me what “October Myst” is about. To this point, I have given very few people a straight answer. The Mannequin Rituals, tracks 7-10 of “Up Before the Sunrise” particular, were partially about their mystery. The poetics. Theatrics. The art of storytelling. The art of unraveling truth. Who dares to put forth the time or effort to know?
Enough time has elapsed to shell out more clues and provide more insight.
This is the story of an American soldier who died in the Middle East. These are the last 4 minutes and 58 seconds of his life, flashing before his eyes after he is shot in battle. Listen to his story, rewind, start over. And over. And over. And over…
These are his reflections. His thoughts. His love. His lust. His beauty. His dreams. His anger. His battle scars. His life. His death. His legacy?
What did he die for???
The October Myst is the political haze Post-911. The lies. The agenda. The deception.
Bush’s war is now Obama’s war as President Eisenhower’s “Military Industrial Complex” plays out one president after the next.
Beyond politics, this is a soldier’s story. This is a dedication to all those worldwide who have lost their lives to deceit.
This is for those who believe.