Based on four poems by Xu Lizhi, a poet and Chinese Foxconn factory worker who committed suicide on September 30th, 2014. These poems not only bring to light the struggles of depression and suicide, but also the working conditions of those forced to be cogs in the machine of capitalism--a system fueled by blood.
Foxconn manufactures electronics which the civilized world adores and glorifies so much. Yet, the manufacturing is not the only source of blood in the process of such products. Nor is it the only case of oppression in the machine of capitalism. The system depends on, and would collapse without, oppression and death.
The realities that Xu faced in the factory are a reality for more than people would like to believe. Foxconn and other factories in China have erected nets around the windows of buildings to prevent suicides due to the high rate of suicide. Xu Lizhi's poetry provides insight into the working conditions that millions of people are forced to be in, as well as a critical lens of industrial capitalism.
Track two, "The Last Graveyard," featured on Crushing Intolerance Vol. 3