We Won’t Be Fooled Again.

“We’ll be fighting in the streets. With out children at our feet. And the morals that they worship will be gone.”

Morality in the 1960’s was basically making sure you had clean underwear in the glove box. Well, you sure weren’t wearing them. Just got in the way. Japan bombs Pearl Harbor. We went to war. Russia just wanted to control the world, eying Cuba for missile bases, just to get closer to us (that’s us as in US). Nobody was home. Cuban cigars can’t be bought in the USA (bay of pigs). A bunch of rather frugal peoples got slaughtered. We went to war. There was this little genius (no, really!) who had syphilis (happens) and a silly little mustache. Turns out he had a little problem with the people some blame for killing the son of their God. He put them into fenced-in camps (no, not summer camps) and experimented on them in nearly ritualistic ways. Turns out he was bat-shit crazy, but oh, how the people loved him.

We went to war.Iraq didn’t get the message that sectarian violence wouldn’t be tolerated. Neither would stockpiling nuclear and dirty weapons of mass destruction. Neither did Afghanistan. We just may be going to war. North Korea seems to have not been listening. Neither is Iran. The two combined would represent the largest army ever put together.

We won’t be fooled again. Promise.

If Iran gets out of hand, there will be no other recourse but to get engaged in what could turn out to be WWlll. North Korea will most likely join forces with Iran. China could even follow suit, as they are allies with both despot-ruled countries. We will not be amused.

War. Good God, huh, what are we fighting for?

When a country’s morals are pushed on them, the citizens eventually see the crazy in their leaders. Citizens protest. Armies retaliate. Citizens for militias and organize war against ruling parties. We go to war to protect innocent lives.

Maybe we should just mind our own business? Why are we the ones anointed the savior of the oppressed? We will go to war.

Now, each war we enter costs us thousands of lives, military and civilian. They cost Billions, if not Trillions of dollars each. We go into a recessions and wonder why?

Maybe our parents knew something after all. We shouldn’t be pushing our morals on people who have been living the way they are for decades, if not centuries.

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4 responses »

  1. Red says:

    Everyone would do well to mind their matters…at least some of the time!
    Red.

    • Thanks for the visit, Red! Always a pleasure!

      Yeah, some people just don’t care enough, yet others care too much. Sometimes it’s a sticky widget trying to find the line of where and when you should get involved in the affairs of others.

  2. Reno Lovison says:

    This is a cool idea. It’s a shame that most of our generation talked the talk but they don’t walk the walk. I have brushed the dust off of a lot of Pete Seeger, Dylan, and John Lennon and sing the lyrics with pride. I am happy to see that some of the 20 somethings are interested in the message.

    • Well, I may not be all that young – I’ve seen the Dead, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Bowie, Stones, Dylan, Idol, Queen, Who, Floyd, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddly, etc etc in concert, before they got old, pre-1985…

      Thanks for the visit – more rock lyric posts to come!

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