Love Revolution! Balancing the Hate with Wisdom (classic, famous, group)
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Continues with OWS/ Bernanke, Cornel West and The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again - Occupy Wall Street
"During a hearing before the Joint Economic Committee October 4, 2011, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said, "[P]eople are quite unhappy with the state of the economy and what’s happening.
They blame, with some justification, the problems in the Financial Sector for getting us into this mess, and they’re dissatisfied with the policy response here in Washington. And at some level, I can’t blame them. Certainly, 9 percent unemployment and very slow growth is not a good situation."
Quoting the submitter of this next video... "Wall Street has shown Americans how they feel about protests. This video shows unidentified occupants watching protests from the balconies of Wall Street in amusement while sipping champagne."
Wall Street Mocks Protesters By Drinking Champagne 2011
I'd like to take this opportunity Sir Knight to elaborate on the song "Won't Get Fooled Again" as it relates to Revolution which is quite significant.
Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who It is based upon the idea of revolution, somewhat cynically portraying the hope surrounding the concept – "I tip my hat to the new constitution/Take a bow for the new revolution" – and the disappointment that the new regime is the same as the old one – "Meet the new boss/Same as the old boss".
Townshend stated in 2006 that: "It is not precisely a song that decries revolution – it suggests that we will indeed fight in the streets – but that revolution, like all action, can have results we cannot predict. Don't expect to see what you expect to see. Expect nothing and you might gain everything. The song was meant to let politicians and revolutionaries alike know that what lay in the centre of my life was not for sale, and could not be co-opted into any obvious cause."
A high school english teacher introduced us to this album and song after reading the book, "Animal Farm" by George Orwell and used it as a tool in our discussions of the book. Each song on the album which this song appears, Who's Next, follows the book "Animal Farm" by George Orwell. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to and during the Stalin era before World War II. Orwell, a democratic socialist, was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow-directed Stalinism, especially after his experiences with the NKVD, and what he saw of the results of the influence of Communist policy "ceaseless arrests, censored newspapers, prowling hordes of armed police" – "Communism is now a counter-revolutionary force."
In some of Leonard Cohen's beautiful pieces, political and social justice are recurring themes. Just want to share his "Democracy", in which "he acknowledges political problems and celebrates the hopes of reformers".
Thank You, Lady Thursday007, for your in-depth discussion regarding Won't Get Fooled Again. The song and George Orwell's experience relay a cautionary tale applicable to all generations regarding revolution; a reminder that power structures are self-perpetuating and "revolutionary" changes likely cosmetic rather than systemic.
Consequently, Protest Songs sung during the 60's have, in some respects, a continued relevance as shown this past October with several well-known folk singers of that era.
A short excursion We can experience by way of the following Videos.
"92-year-old folk legend Pete Seeger (seen waving cane at 50-second mark) marches 36 blocks with Occupy Wall Street from a performance at Symphony Space on Broadway and 95th Street in the Upper West Side of Manhattan down to Broadway and 59th Street for a sing-a-long at Columbus Circle.
This footage was shot shortly after midnight as the protesters neared Columbus Circle."
Pete Seeger Joins Occupy Wall Street Late-Night March Down Broadway (10/21/11)
Thank You Dougie86 Sir for expressing Your views regarding Leonard Cohen's Democracy... It is Very encouraging when a song Celebrates Reformer's Hopes and Dreams.
It is in this Spirit I wish to also acknowledge another Singer's appearance which happened this past Friday, Veterans Day, November 11, legendary folk singer Joan Baez sings in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street at Foley Square "My Apple Pie" a song she wrote in the 70s changing lyrics to "Time To Occupy".
on the hippie movement, please read "the left hand of god" by rabbi lerner---
we thought if we all dropped our guard then everyone would come and join us holding hands and singing and demanding the end of war and goverment corruption and waste. instead the underdogs while chanting brother brother, stripped our cars in the parking lot and got a whole lota free sex from our women. they hi jacked civil rights and used it to defend the uncivil. wives were told a mans property was her's by right and that babies are not people until after birth. gloria steinem and martin luther king did not deliver on their promises of a better and more equal life for all. only a better life for AA and white females and a lesser life for white males. equality never happened.
timothy leary and sgt peppers lonely heart club band, did the rest, said that drugs were good for you and would enlighten you. it seems like the entire movement was to make us go to sleep for a bit. when you call out to be joined by your brothers be careful who comes into the circle. not all are nice people. btw the southern baptists were right, they should have and did burn beatle albums, beatles led millions into drugs. 1963 was the year we ran off the freeway.
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Mass Arrest regarding Closing Bank Accts & Van Der Graaf Generator - Pilgrims
Sir Huckleberry3911948 it is true that a Dark Side always accompanies any call for change. Your view is also a cautionary warning especially for young people who are searching for those answers Your hard earned experience of living life has taught You. I appreciate Your Voice.
In this vein will I also show the following clips of events happening as We speak. Those participating in Mass Bank Account Closures must be prepared to be arrested.
New Video From Inside the Citibank Incident w/ NYPD
Arrests Occupy Wallstreet 10/15/2011
"Occupy Wall Street protesters have clashed with police at Zuccotti Park after being ordered to leave their longtime encampment in New York. At least 70 people have been arrested with the police said to have used pepper spray.
Meanwhile, City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez, 51, has reportedly been beaten by the NYPD and is bleeding from head.
The police operation commenced at approximately 1am Tuesday."
"Police Clear Zuccotti Park Occupy Wall Street Protesters Arrested in Unannounced Raid
By JESSICA FIRGER, MICHAEL AMON, AARON RUTKOFF and PERVAIZ SHALLWANI
"New York City police and sanitation workers swept in and cleared out the tents inside Zuccotti Park during an unannounced raid on the Occupy Wall Street encampment Tuesday morning, arresting 70 protesters who refused to leave."
"New York (CNN) -- Police in full riot gear moved in to New York's Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning, evicting hundreds of protesters from the site where the Occupy call to action began two months ago before spreading globally."
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