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Myopic Whamzees: Where's Bob Dylan When We Need Him?

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Moi has tried to be a breed apart, not for the sake of vanity, but for the sake of the hope of ending/ restraining my troubling matters. Vexing are these days of police brutality, oligarch plowing U.S. asunder and wars that kill, in our American name, due to black op schemes (for the sake of Empire oil and other resources).

Yours truly, like many who actually still give a damn, is outraged at the current state of affairs. Today's generation lacks the clarity of purpose and dedication of the teens in the 70's. Social media allows us to bark; but it tends to have less bite. At that time decades ago, they were drafting U.S. to Vietnam, to kill people who never called Muhammad Ali the N'word, so that we could readily die (in the name of ????).

To quash our protest, POTUS Nixon had organized military seeking to suppress U.S. Students were killed at Kent State by weekend warriors with too many guns and no targets to splatter. At that time, we were led to believe that Vietnam was about to end and then became enraged when Cambodia was invaded. Four people were killed then, resulting in the Crosby Stills and Nash song "4 Dead in Ohio".



Today, we need the same passion and purpose to make a change. The puppet masters are destroying our country, our purported way of life and our futures. Back then, our passion cried out and musicians that spoke for U.S. back then. If I'm as angry as those with me at Kent State, when the big thing happened..... am I knocking on heavens door?

Where is Bob Dylan and his kind, when we need him?
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My favorite song from Bob Dylan, is his Knocking on Heaven's door; but that is not the one he is most noted for. As the pic (from Wikipedia - [link:http://|here]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowin%27_in_the_Wind) details, Dylan's most popular song is "Blowin in the Wind". That moving, listed as Number 4 of all time by Rolling Stone, of the top 500, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1994.

Bob Dylan has a large amount of songs he has never released. He just had his 70th birthday in 2012; and moi is of the opine that the 70's spirit lies dormant among U.S. and a guy like Bob Dylan can be just the person to bring it out, by doing his 70'ish tour of the 70's era. A challenge to the modern day movements to find passion beyond Tweets, shares and likes.

"And if my thought-dreams could been seen
They'd probably put my head in a guillotine
But it's alright, Ma, it's life, and life only".
--Bob Dylan -


Many times there lays within me, a regret that my stubborn ways led me to post my name online, instead of a moniker like most. At my Fighting-Corruption.com website, I've chosen Whamzees (because I am myopic of spirit and want to WHAM a lot of assholes).

I leave you with the thought to ponder - has social media made it easier for U.S. to bark - but not bite?
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Bob Dylan is super cool.
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We need more musicians, today, to be outspoken against powers elite.
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7o's protests was only due to the draft - no need for such passion anymore.
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I believe many musicians - today - embody the revolution properly
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Would love to see a Bob Dylan tour
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Social Media says it all - and does the protesting we need - today.
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All of the Above
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Laser is blazed out - living in yesteryear - we do things better - today.
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Reply Myopic Whamzees: Where's Bob Dylan When We Need Him? (Original post)
laserhaas Aug 2015 OP
cpwm17 Aug 2015 #1
laserhaas Aug 2015 #4
Bluenorthwest Aug 2015 #5
laserhaas Aug 2015 #8
BillZBubb Aug 2015 #2
laserhaas Aug 2015 #6
LWolf Aug 2015 #3
laserhaas Aug 2015 #7

Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 01:35 PM

1. Here's the real Bob Dylan

 

Bob Dylan is a big supporter of Israel's "settler" movement and the far right-wing racist pro ethnic cleanser Rabbi Meir Kahane. Here's Rabbi Meir Kahane's book: They Must Go:

http://www.amazon.com/They-Must-Go-Meir-Kahane/dp/0448120267

Here's one comment:
Rabbi Meir Kahane was a prophet for our time. The exponentially growing Israeli-Arab population is a "Cancer" within Israel. Within a short time, they will be the majority within the State of Israel and can "demogratically" vote out Israel and vote in still another ARab State! Thus, They MUST Go!


http://www.islamophobiatoday.com/2011/05/24/bob-dylan-turns-70-still-hasn%E2%80%99t-recanted-praise-for-rabbi-meir-kahane/

Rabbi Meir Kahane and his radical, racist, and terroristic views–and his support for extreme Zionist groups–are well known and have been documented by LoonWatch.

DissidentVoice.org says of Dylan’s support for such groups:

Over the past couple decades, Dylan has become a supporter of the Chabad Lubavitch movement, which holds a firm Eretz Israel line regarding the ongoing occupation of the West Bank.


Dylan seems to think that Israel cannot be questioned about how many civilians it kills because God is on Israel’s side:

In 1983, twenty years after he sang, “you don’t count the dead” and “you never ask questions, when God’s on your side,” Dylan penned a song in response to the international outrage over the devastating Israeli assault on Lebanon in 1982, which took the lives of nearly 18,000 Lebanese civilians and wounded about 30,000 others.

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Response to cpwm17 (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 02:33 PM

4. Yeah.... and I'm a Mitt Romney campaign manager

 

who will retroactively put him in office.

PUHlleeaassee!

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Response to cpwm17 (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 02:35 PM

5. That's a whole bunch of language considering Dylan's sole idiotic quote about Kahane is from 1971

 

His comment back then was uncool and stands for itself, but it was one stupid statement from a pop star during a radical era over 40 years ago. The need to froth that up into extra hyperbole sauce strikes me in a negative way.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 02:47 PM

8. Dylan, like myself, is a guy who hates oppression, even if it comes from "our" side.

 

They (radicals) wanted to fry him - saying he was calling for killing of soldiers of Israel. As Ferguson citizens had a right to protest police killing - so do those who live in (purported) Palestine have such rights.

My regret, over 911, is that the plane didn't "get" Rumsfeld, Cheney and Karl - when it hit the Pentagon.

If someone had to die - why not those MoFo's?

But - I don't dare claim - Dylan feels the same.

We live in a time, same as that of (purported) hallowed antiquity. Many of U.S. are fat, while many are also starving. This should never be.

At the same time, people are being killed, in our "white hat - good guys" name; but all for veiled agenda and schemes that we would never condone, if they were to be laid bare - before U.S.

Dylan of then and of now, embodies what is right and necessary.

Revolting against the powers that be - who manipulate, abuse, starve, bankrupt and kill U.S. (and those around the world) so that they can live richer/opulent lives.

I would love to debate - ask him questions - and see what questions he would ask of me.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 01:46 PM

2. The Dylan of the 1960's was important.

The Dylan since then is insignificant.

He was a crusader for social justice and against war. Then he became just another guy.

It would be great to have a more up to date version of the 1960's Dylan arrive on the scene. We could use that. If we could somehow have a folk music revival, that would allow such individuals to flourish. I don't see that happening.

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Response to BillZBubb (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 02:36 PM

6. Why!... because we (you and me) are not passionate enough (or commercial enough in the passions)

 

Everywhere we turned, there were events..

Woodstock...

Washington Monument Lawn.....

It is our fault, those who should be protesting ---- why we don't have more out there (who would know there's an audience)

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 01:53 PM

3. Ohio is a song

that speaks to the year 2015 as well as Kent State; it's any intersection between law enforcement and a black American, and many intersections between law enforcement and other Americans, as well.

I'd love to see some modern music taking it on and firing the nation across the board.

Is this happening and I'm missing it, or?

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Response to LWolf (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 02:37 PM

7. Feelin the Bern.... is being a revolutionary.

 

To get him into the White House

we would need to revolt - across the nation - against the status quo

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