Protest Music

Y’know, it’s kind of fun right now to pull out the old protest records – if you’ve been around long enough to remember the body counts from Saigon being read by Walter Cronkite, you know what I’m talking about.

Some personal favorites are:

“People, Let’s Stop The War” (Grand Funk Railroad), “Ohio” (Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young”, “….blessed are” (Joan Baez), “What Are Their Names?” (David Crosby). “We Can Be Together/Good Shepherd” (Jefferson Airplane); “Let’s Impeach The President” (Neil Young); “Dear Mr. President” (Pink); “It Better End Soon” (Chicago); “War Pigs” (Black Sabbath); and “Five To One” and “The Unknown Soldier” (Doors).  There are others, as well – the entire album of “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye is a great example, both of musical and of lyrical innovation and thought, applied to the current events of its – and our present – times.

However, I’m scared. Everything I see in the news indicates to me that war is in the near future between the US and Iran. I think that, if the idiot in chief decides to commit such a colossally stupid calumny, he should be forced to undergo psychiatric evaluation, and be impeached and relieved of duty. Iraq was the epitome of stupidity to start with, so why should we, as a public, expect Crawford, TX.’s village idiot to do anything else?

Now, will there be a draft? If so, I hope Arlo Guthrie’s ready. We’ll need the “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree”.

I’m glad there was an antiwar march this past weekend, but it was held at a very poor time of year, and without notice or publicity given to allow people to get there. With more notice, I’d have attended. I bet a couple million could have attended, with more notice. We could have really sent a message to the Fool In Chief.

Of course, the message I want to send his is this: Ya Fiahed!

PB

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One Comment on “Protest Music”

  1. jeremiasx Says:

    It is amazing how the mainstream media gave the protest the tiny blurb it got the night before the marches…fortunately there are plenty of websites that heavily advertise these get togethers…

    http://www.unitedforpeace.org


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