Sunday, June 12, 2011
History rhymes … and rocks!: Steppenwolf wrote its epic nine minute “Monster” back in 1969. It’s a little “l” libertarian anthem.
“The spirit was freedom and justice
And it's keepers seem generous and kind
It's leaders were supposed to serve the country
But now they won't pay it no mind
'Cause the people grew fat and got lazy
And now their vote is a meaningless joke
They babble about law and order
But it's all just an echo of what they've been told
Yeah, there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watchin'”
Don't you care about your sons and daughters
Don't you know we need you now
We can't fight alone against the monster
Coming from a bunch of 1960s hippies it’s actually quite pro-America.
Singer-writer John Kay was born in 1944 in the middle of the Eastern front. He grew up in refugee camps before making his way to Canada, and eventually the USA. For “Born to Be Wild” alone, he deserves 72 virgins in paradise.
1. Is it necessary to use filthy language to make a point?
2. No goodie two shoes, I, (32 years in the Marines), there is a time a place for lots of things. Not calling for "government" censorship here...self-censorship.
3. Was ANYONE in the film ever in the armed forces of the United States?