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“Stop, children, what’s that sound? Everybody looks what going down. Battle lines are being drawn. Nobody’s right, if everybody’s wrong … Step out-a line the men come and take you away. Think it’s time we …
There’s something happening here.
What it is ain’t exactly clear.
There’s a man with a gun over there,
Telling me I got to beware.
I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound?
Everybody look what’s going down … “
“Protection, therefore, against the tyranny of the magistrate is not enough; there needs protection also against the tyranny of the prevailing opinion and feeling; against the tendency of society to impose, by other means than civil penalties, its own ideas and practices as rules of conduct on those who dissent from them.” ~ John Stuart Mill
Something IS happening here in America. This song was written as a PROTEST song as unrest grew at home during Vietnam under the inflated and misguided influence of the media. That same media is out of control now! When the major networks can get away with blatant lies in order to manipulate the public … Whatever happened to responsible journalism? Like every place else, virtue has declined. It is no longer satisfactory just to write a good story, to uncover some scandal, or inform the public of some dastardly scheme. Journalism has deteriorated into yet another commercially-motivated industry at the expense of journalistic integrity. If WE THE PEOPLE cannot count on the media to inform us, and we can’t count on Washington to be honest with us, then we will have to find a way to stay informed on our own – SELF-RELIANCE! “It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going down.”
Paranoia strikes deep:
Into your life it will creep.
It starts when you’re always afraid.
You step out of line, the man come and take you away.
I watched one of the news shows this morning with Christiane Amanpour. She interviewed White House Chief of State, Bill Daley concerning the budget talks. From start to finish, the administration’s intent was clearly rehearsed and repeated. The aim is to push blame at Republicans who are the “grown ups” here, standing firm at NO TAXES. Repeatedly, Daley used the phrase “kick the can” in reference to the Rep’s righteous, immovable stand while completely negating the two years the Dem’s had to come up with helpful solid economic help, not to mention the several months since Rep Ryan made his ill-timed, but worthy budget proposal. Still no leadership out of the Whitehouse. It has always been the Rep’s to give in, to cave under pressure of becoming the “bad guys.” Not this time – NOT THIS TIME! We cannot afford to bend. Washington must stop spending and NOT at the expense of the upper income brackets who are already paying in excess of 40% of our expenses!
The whole default notion is BUNK … Social Security and Medicare have sufficient funds to pay NOW. There are sufficient appropriations to cover current expenses. What we cannot do is allow WASHINGTON to SPEND MORE … and MORE … and MORE … and MORE … and MORE … and MORE … and MORE … and MORE … and more …………. There MUST be a CAP. There must be a balanced Budget amendment, and there must be deep cuts everywhere – even the Defense budget can use some trimming! CUT WASTE!
I think it’s time we stop,
WE THE PEOPLE,
what’s that sound?
Everybody LOOK what’s going down!
“The fundamental source of all your errors,
sophisms and false reasonings is a total ignorance
of the natural rights of mankind.
Were you once to become acquainted with these,
you could never entertain a thought, that all men are not,
by nature, entitled to a parity of privileges.
You would be convinced, that natural liberty is a gift
of the beneficent Creator to the whole human race,
and that civil liberty is founded in that;
and cannot be wrested from any people,
without the most manifest violation of justice.”
Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, 1775