About The Song
4th Branch - Immortal Technique
"4th Branch" by Immortal Technique is about the 4th branch of the government, the media. In recent years, it has become more and more apparent that the media is just an arm of the government, a tool to be used to control the masses. The lyrics to this song reveal that Immortal Technique knows a lot more than the average American, especially regarding what is going on today. In the chorus, he says:
"It's like MK-ULTRA, controlling your brain,
Suggestive thinking, causing your perspective to change,
They wanna rearrange the whole point of view of the ghetto,
The fourth branch of the government, want us to settle,"
Most Americans are unfamiliar with MK-ULTRA. This is what isn't taught or talked about in public schools. Project MK-ULTRA was a CIA mind-control research program conducted in the United States in the 1950's. Several Universities and Institutions across America were inducing unwitting people in social situations with certain drugs, such as LSD. History is embedded sporatically through the entire song, one just needs to look for it and do a little research about what he's talking about.
Other aspects of the song include government-sponsered terrorism, human rights violations, contras in El Salvador and Nicaraqua, wars, ghettos, torture, and anything else that reveals the reality that the television and history books don't talk about. As Immortal Technique says, "Turn off the news and read."
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