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Old 06-09-2014, 07:00 PM   #710
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Arrow Doing Time in the Universal Mind

He's five foot-two, and he's six feet-four,
He fights with missiles and with spears.
He's all of thirty-one, and he's only seventeen,
Been a soldier for a thousand years.

He'a a Catholic, a Hindu, an Atheist, a Jain,
A Buddhist and a Baptist and a Jew.
And he knows he shouldn't kill,
And he knows he always will,
Kill you for me my friend and me for you.

And he's fighting for Canada,
He's fighting for France,
He's fighting for the USA,
And he's fighting for the Russians,
And he's fighting for Japan,
And he thinks we'll put an end to war this way.

And he's fighting for Democracy,
He's fighting for the Reds,
He says it's for the peace of all.
He's the one who must decide,
Who's to live and who's to die,
And he never sees the writing on the wall.

But without him,
How would Hitler have condemned them at Dachau?
Without him Caesar would have stood alone,
He's the one who gives his body
As a weapon of the war,
And without him all this killing can't go on.

He's the Universal Soldier and he really is to blame,
His orders come from far away no more,
They come from here and there and you and me,
And brothers can't you see,
This is not the way we put the end to war...

"Where I lived, you either worked in a chicken factory or you went on the dole... I was 15 yrs old when I decided I was going to join the army"..

"What could he do?
Should have been a rock star"
But he didn't have the money for a guitar
"What could he do?
Should have been a politician"
But he never had a proper education "What could he do?..And his hunger burns so he starts to roam the streets at night and he learns how to steal and he learns how to fight In the ghetto..

dummy men, dummy steel helmets, dummy guns by the ten thousand, dummy tanks, dummy
shell flashes by the million, dummy aircraft... the course of this expansion, most of it during the last 5 centuries, the power of Western civilization has been so great that it has destroyed, almost without thinking of it, hundreds of other societies, including 5 or 6 other civilizations..It is also in theory, conceivable that some universal empire some day might cover the whole globe, leaving no external "barbarians" to serve as invaders..To know is not too demanding: it merely requires memory and time..But to understand is quite a different matter: it requires intellectual ability and training,a self conscious awareness of what one is doing, experience in techniques of analysis and synthesis, and above all, perspective..Another aspect of the propaganda system is the increasing emphasis upon material desires...

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