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Mikhail Liebestein
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On 8/16/2020 at 11:30 PM, Mikhail Liebestein said:

One of the ironies of the whole COVID lockdown is that the generation responsible for absorbing and parroting most of the COVID fear and driving facemasks, are the same generation who were out protesting Vietnam (under threat of police/military violence) and also ignoring the Hong Kong Flu.

Maybe it is age and hypocrisy on their side, but one feature of that time was some great protest music. One of my personal favourites being Buffalo Springfield, For What It's Worth. https://youtu.be/gp5JCrSXkJY



Although often considered an anti-war song, it is suggested Stephen Stills was inspired to write the song because of the Sunset Strip curfew riots in November 1966—a series of early counterculture-era clashes that took place between police and young people on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.

Anyway, music against curfew (lockdown) has to be a good thing.

But where are the protest songs?

All I can think of is: Stormzy, Vossi Bop, with the F-Boris version: https://youtu.be/9ClYy0MxsU0 and some parody songs: https://youtu.be/M5azNpTwVk8
 

Why do you think it took Bob Dylan over half a century to write about J.F.K. because if had wrote it in say 1964 he would never have seen 19651456224994_DylansDomicile.jpg.09e74ac1ddc0039deabdac670cdc3358.jpg

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Teach the children and disciples to wage a brand of war

Religious and prestigious keep the quest for the holy grail

The eye atop the pyramid is open and awake

The pagans own the rituals and the quiet world begins to say

 

The vision is a new world order

The vision is a new world order

The vision is a new world order

Come along and tell your sister and your brother

 

 

The force of war, dynamite blast, writhes on the weak and the poor

Don't wanna see my brother in pain no more

When the little man fighting all big men's wars

Don't know nothing 'bout no red, white and blue

Little men bring the big man too

Too many win, nobody lose, it all comes down to what will they choose

 

The conscience of the public can not be put to sleep

The conglomerate of the nations has no bounds in which they seek

Was it the mob tellin' the CIA to put us all in this state of fear

How many of us wish we were at Jeff Kennedy's hearing say

 

 

See them try to rule the world

We don't know why

Why they want to rule the world

Cuya!

Only white men and black men's..[?] the white power ?

The guns of mass destruction, them fighting about

Buying the world is only so much money

Here they come [?] in the knees

World wide hunger [?] one fear

Well gangster treaties who keep us in fear

How much more can our people bear?

Need no more division

Need no more pride and I

I will keep on fighting to keep what's mine

We the people speaking our mind

And once more, would you say it for me now?

 

 

Dynamite blast of the force of war

Government rides on the weak and poor

Don't want to see my brother in pain no more

When the little man fights all the big men's war

 

victimize

Mental slavery with the clever disguise

Our prides on our people must rise

Decide your fate but

Life won't wait

Life won't wait

Oh, life won't wait

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Enigma - Oxygen Red
 


"Oxygen Red"
(feat. Anggun)

Don't you see?
You are free

To decide it's life or death
Dry your eyes
You must fight
Or you breathe Oxygen Red

Take a stand
Raise your hand
Break the silence
Without love, without hope
You won't survive

Don't be shy
Don't comply
Be defianced
Done for pray
Break away
And say "No"!


Dare to be free and do
What's right for you
Let it be. Don't cry
And start anew
It's your life!

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Orgasmatron

 

I am the one, Orgasmatron, the outstretched grasping hand
My image is of agony, my servants rape the land
Obsequious and arrogant, clandestine and vain
Two thousand years of misery, of torture in my name
Hypocrisy made paramount, paranoia the law
My name is called religion; sadistic, sacred whore

I twist the truth, I rule the world, my crown is called deceit
I am the emperor of lies, you grovel at my feet
I rob you and I slaughter you, your downfall is my gain
And still you play the sycophant and revel in your pain
And all my promises are lies, all my love is hate
I am the politician and I decide your fate


I march before a martyred world, an army for the fight
I speak of great heroic days, of victory and might
I hold a banner drenched in blood, I urge you to be brave
I lead you to your destiny, I lead you to your grave
Your bones will build my palaces, your eyes will stud my crown
For I am Mars, the God of War, and I will cut you down

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Freedom or Fire
Fear Factory

 

How can you accept social suppression
This weak state of mind in our time
I demand release from hypocrisy
I'd rather die than be held down, forced down

Freedom or fire
Freedom or fire
Freedom or fire
Freedom or fire

I'm on the threshold of revolution
I'd rather burn than be held down, forced down

Freedom or fire
Freedom or fire
Freedom or fire
Freedom or fire

Unrestrained determination
Set ablaze for liberation

Huh!

Locked in chains of this sovereignty
Let me be 'cause I long to be
Free!
Free!
Free!

Locked in chains of this sovereignty
Let me be 'cause I long to be
Free!
Free!
Free!

Unrestrained determination
Set ablaze for liberation
Set ablaze
Set ablaze
Set ablaze
Set ablaze

Freedom or fire
Freedom or fire
Freedom
Freedom

Freedom or fire

 

 

 

 

 

Disciples of Babylon
DragonForce
Can you imagine that it's all up to you?
Evil embrace of powers unnatural
You're left in silence nothing more to behold
You close your eyes and visualize the day you'll get away

It's here, it's near
I see it all so clear
Tonight your flight will take you higher
It's here, it's near
You live a life of fear
Tonight is the night that will inspire

Crying alone at night your destiny unknown
Your every being full of rage and hate
Seems like you're running but you just can not hide
It's in a raging fear all solitude is left behind

It's here, it's near
I see it all so clear
Tonight your flight will take you higher
It's here, it's near
You live a life of fear
Tonight is the night that will inspire

Can he comfort thee?
And fill your life with ecstasy
Through the darkness
And the pain
Will you be the ones again?

Disciples of Babylon

It's here, it's near
I see it all so clear
Tonight your flight will take you higher
It's here, it's near
You live a life of fear
Tonight is the night that will inspire

Can he comfort thee?...

It's here, it's near
I see it all so clear
Tonight your flight will take you higher
It's here, it's near
You live a life of fear
Tonight is the night that will inspire

Can he comfort thee?...

 

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Hi this is Palak.

Well a single question and one click can shows you n numbers of result for your query that is Google. You can see and listen any of them as per your interest.

Thanks.

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