Used to Get High for a Living by John Butler

Song of the Week by MIA Science New Staff Justin Karter: “This song speaks to how capitalism serves up a constant supply of distractions and emotional suppressants that serve to turn our collective attention away from the large scale injustices and horrors being perpetuated in our names on a daily basis.”

– Justin Karter

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