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Alan Maki

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Masters of War by Bob Dylan 50 years ago today.

How pathetic that some people who used to march and demonstrate for peace while this song played now have ended up supporting a warmonger like Barack Obama.

On This Day 50 Years Ago, the record album, "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan," with the song "Masters Of War," was released.
May 27, 1963: One For Our Side

Masters of War
By Bob Dylan

Come you masters of war
You that build all the guns
You that build the death planes
You that build the big bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks

You that never done nothin'
But build to destroy
You play with my world
Like it's your little toy
You put a gun in my hand
And you hide from my eyes
And you turn and run farther
When the fast bullets fly

Like Judas of old
You lie and deceive
A world war can be won
You want me to believe
But I see through your eyes
And I see through your brain
Like I see through the water
That runs down my drain

You fasten the triggers
For the others to fire
Then you set back and watch
When the death count gets higher
You hide in your mansion
As young people's blood
Flows out of their bodies
And is buried in the mud

You've thrown the worst fear
That can ever be hurled
Fear to bring children
Into the world
For threatening my baby
Unborn and unnamed
You ain't worth the blood
That runs in your veins

How much do I know
To talk out of turn
You might say that I'm young
You might say I'm unlearned
But there's one thing I know
Though I'm younger than you
Even Jesus would never
Forgive what you do

Let me ask you one question
Is your money that good
Will it buy you forgiveness
Do you think that it could
I think you will find
When your death takes its toll
All the money you made
Will never buy back your soul

And I hope that you die
And your death'll come soon
I will follow your casket
In the pale afternoon
And I'll watch while you're lowered
Down to your deathbed
And I'll stand o'er your grave
Till I'm sure that you're dead


Those "liberals," "progressives" and "leftists" supporting Obama and the Democrats may want to reflect on their decisions while reading the words listening to this song.

The Little Blue Book

  1. The two-party trap.

    Notice: the jaws of the trap are never designated Democrat or Republican but one jaw of the trap is the Democrat and the other jaw of the trap is Republican.

    If Wall Street labeled these jaws the way they should be labeled we wouldn't get caught in this dangerous "two-party trap."

    Because so many people refuse to read what these Democrats are trying to suck us into people will keep getting caught in this two-party trap. One jaw of the trap is "Democrat" though never labelled as such and the other jaw of the trap is "Republican" even though it is never labelled as such. It is up to the unwary prey to understand how this two-party trap works. 

    By continuing down this rode playing this game that there is a "lesser evil" between the Democrats and Republicans we are still caught in the same two-party trap which is going to hurt us.

    Make no mistake this is a dangerous and strong trap hard to break free from once caught.

    If you want to know the strategy for keeping you from breaking free from this two-party trap I suggest you read for yourself what these despicable and dishonest Democrats posing as "progressives" have in mind for you.

    George Lakoff, Democratic Party hack, spells it all out in his recent book: "The Little Blue Book." It is fairly cheap and well worth reading if you want to know how these Democratic Party hacks like George Lakoff intend to keep you trapped:


    Anyone who believes that "thinking and talking Democratic" is the same as thinking and talking progressive is in for a rude awakening after reading this bit of "red bait."