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No World Order!

Today turned out to be prettty bad, so this is the second week I missed the f-market due to CFS. Missing that, I thought about maybe continuing w/ the second leg on to Walgreens, but that could be done any day, maybe tomorrow. And, if I am going to Walgreens any day, why not Aldi's? Why not do a few hauls from thither? Me thinks soly. I can combine that trip w/ one for nuts at F&F, one to CVS for rubbing alcohol and supplements, one to the vet, one to to return a security light, one to maybe get glasses, one to the used DVD store, and so one to Subway for a delightful salad, one to the pizza place for two pizzas. I'll do some of these, though I still need to try to avoid COVID. After I figure things out, I should be back on LJ later. I am also considering some moving/etc. leads that just popped up.

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I do love this song... I'm in an hangreh mood ...

Totally world disorder...
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Talkin' 'bout a Revolution - Tracy Chapman

I think this song is worth keeping alive...

"Internationally, this single was a big hit, reaching the Top 40 in several countries, including France and New Zealand, becoming a classic in Chapman's song repertoire.[2] The song received heavy radio play in Tunisia in 2011 during the Tunisian Revolution.[3][4] The song has also been used as an unofficial theme for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign. This song played before speeches at campaign rallies.[5]"

Note - It is interesting that both the Arab Spring and the Bernie Sanders fling were influenced by this song. The Madison protests (2011) and the Arab Spring (2011) both fed back into each other, and from that energy eventually came OCCUPY, in the USA, (etc.) Then came BLM and Sanders, neither of which could have gained strength without this question-authority momentum which preceded them.

However, the Arab Spring was seeded by American interests, along long-term strategies of USSR Containment, and the NeoCon/GOP "PNAC" - the Project for a New American Century. It was also facilitated by the CIA, Google, FaceBook and Twitter. Of course, destabilising 7 Arab countries did NOT lead to the hoped-for, and promised, democratisation. Only Tunisia was a success, in this regard. And, Egypt did manage to throw out both Mubarek AND the Muslim Brotherhood, who was backed by this Western strategy of destabilisation, and inserting puppet strong-man regimes. It is also said that Barack Obama had personal connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, but this is not widely acknowledged.

Apparently, the Tracy Chapman song might have been meant to be less of a protest song as a poke in the eye of people who merely TALK about change, but don't really instigate or get involved. Such has been the bane of American history, ever since 1/3 of Americans chose to sit out the American Revolution, (while another 1/3 supported England). This comfortable numbness is easy to adopt, in a culture of people who feel detached from government, yet are daily fed with delightful TV, junk food, political lies, infinite games of internet, and now, adept social programming via propaganda from the Deep Insecurity State.

Similarly, and regarding political lies, in most every (lucrative) war, it has taken some contrived event to shake people out of their complacency, and into demanding a fight. That includes 9/11. This social tardive dyskenesia could be seen as a good thing - or a bad thing. I'll leave that discussion for some other time.

But, when the time comes to move, people will latch on to the music and the marches that seem to fit the movement. Sometimes, the choices are absurdly odd or ironic, but they don't care. And so, whatever the true meaning of Tracy Chapman's song, it was used as a potent tool in movements which were both sincere and also funded by covert agents, such as the CIA, or George Soros. Of course, I prefer to see it as a song of protest. And that's all I have to say for now - I am done talkin' 'bout it, it, it, it.

Wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talkin%27_%27bout_a_Revolution

Lyrics - http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858554163/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKYWOwWAguk

(See tag for other protest songs).
pink floyd - dark side

Remember Us to Life

Regina Spektor is cutting-edge. This folk-inspired member of the so-called, "anti-folk," movement is comparable to PJ Harvey or Tash Sultana, and she should totally team up with Norah Jones. She has covered George Harrison and John Lennon. I heard her again on a, "Prairie Home Companion," repeat. She performed her song, "The Trapper and the Furrier," (from, "Remember Us to Life"). It is like a big wall, Grunge Harrison production, and a song worthy of quoting, for discussions of the OCCUPY nature.

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"Mister Trump made a tramp out of me"

American folk music singer Woody Guthrie (Al Aumuller/Library of Congress)
Stricken with Huntington's Chorea, progressive folk songster, Woody Guthrie, wrote against his landlord, a certain Mister Trump...

    Humm humm, Trump, you made a tramp out of me;
    Hummm, humm, Trump, you made a tramp out of me;
    You robbed my wife and robbed my kids,
    Made me stay drunk and to hit the skids;
    Yepsir, Trump, you made a tramp out of me...

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pink floyd - dark side

"Bread and Roses, 100 Years On," by Andy Piascik

One of the most prolific strikes in United States history, the Lawrence Textile Strike was a strike of immigrant workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts, during January–March 1912, led by the Industrial Workers of the World. The Lawrence strike is often referred to as the "Bread and Roses" strike, (or, "The Strike for Three Loaves").

(Thanks to the great bobby1933 for this History Quiz):

Though 100 years have passed, the Bread and Roses strike resonates as one of the most important in U.S. history. Like many labor conflicts of the 19th and early 20th centuries, the strike was marked by

(a) obscene disparities in wealth and power,
(b) open collusion between the state and business owners,
(c) large-scale violence against unarmed strikers, and
(d) great ingenuity and solidarity on the part of workers.

Which of the above is most likely to be absent in today's economic conflicts?

... See this ZMagazine Article, (also reprinted in the June-July 2012 issue of The Catholic Worker).

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