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Response to Demeter (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:24 PM

12. "There must be some way out of here"

"... the emerging historical context is likely to create conditions that steadily open the way to such a strategy, and also help force awareness that it is needed."


That's why it's Princes keeping the view all along the Watchtower. But - we're about out of time. Reading this week that the 40 year old "Limits to Growth" had it about right - such a terrible sense of despair at the failures of my generation. Such terrible fear for my grand-children.

It's not Bob Dylan's version that speaks to me - it's Jimmy Hendrix's



"All Along The Watchtower"

"There must be some way out of here" said the joker to the thief
"There's too much confusion", I can't get no relief
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth.

"No reason to get excited", the thief he kindly spoke
"There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke
But you and I, we've been through that, and this is not our fate
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late".

All along the watchtower, princes kept the view
While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too.

Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl.


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