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The group, Buffalo Springfield, with both Neil Young and Stephen Stills as members, had a major hit song For What It’s Worth, in 1967. It was the lyrics that are almost frighteningly valid in today’s socio-political climate:

For What It’s Worth

Buffalo Springfield

There’s something happening here
What it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware

I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

There’s battle lines being drawn
Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

What a field-day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly say, hooray for our side

It’s s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away

 

Digest the lyrics if you would… carefully. It is as if 53 years have come and gone and all is in vain for we who cherish the need for change. Perhaps, and I mean this most sincerely, the only change we may see is that of a Fascist nation reminiscent of the ‘ Mother of All ‘ fascist nations. Need I have to spell it out folks? Weimar Germany was created soon after WW1, it’s child tortured by economic despair. Adolf and his gang would never had reached such a pinnacle of power if not for that. Matter of fact, in the 1928 elections his party actually lost seats in the Reichstag when Germany saw a bit of an upward economic bounce. That was then and this is now folks. Another phony populist demagogue assumed power when the eight years of Neo Liberal bullshit under Obama saw ‘ Hope and Change’ go by the wayside. It is actually ironic that Hitler was more progressive on economic issues than Trump ever was. Now, we can say that Hitler was much more overtly racist than Trump and his minions, given what the Germans did to the Jews, Communists, Socialists , unions and all the other political parties. Yet, what Trump and his entire administration have done is give a ‘ backhanded acceptance’ to the violent Proto Nazis like those in Charlottesville, Virginia. Shades of Kristallnacht when we see far right wing thugs, many wearing police uniforms, who hurt and maim the unarmed. Sad.

Read my lips folks: There will never be a large scale revolution here in Amerika. Perhaps if we had been invaded and occupied like many of our European cousins, who share our white bread mindset, then an upheaval might occur. And, as with many previous revolutions, where violence achieved a change in power, the final result would see more upheavals in the vein of the French Revolution. They chopped off the heads of lots of evil, greedy people, and then began to chop off each other’s heads. NO, a true and viable revolution has to come from a change in mindset, an almost devout mission to do what Gandhi taught, that being Peaceful Non Cooperation. It may begin with a handful of brave souls who sit and block the engines of corporate power. If the mass of fellow citizens then marches to join them, no despotic regime will be able to take hold. As the late Jim Morrison said in one of his songs: ” You got the guns but we got the numbers!”

This Proto Fascist president, along with his administration, Republican Congress and the myriad of white supremacist followers, needs to be booted out in November. The ‘ Lesser of two evils’ party opposite is just that, but for now they are the only lifeline , as frayed as it is, to stop this madness. They tell you in left wing circles, as I myself have always stated, that ‘ Voting is not the answer’ . Well, this time it is. Once, if possible, we see the Trump Train derailed, then the ‘ Left’ needs to walk away from the Demoncrats to never return… for ‘ What It’s Worth’ .

Philip A Farruggio is a contributing editor for The Greanville Post. He is also frequently posted on Global Research, Nation of Change, Countercurrents.org, and Off Guardian sites. He is the son and grandson of Brooklyn NYC longshoremen and a graduate of Brooklyn College, class of 1974. Since the 2000 election debacle Philip has written over 400 columns on the Military Industrial Empire and other facets of life in an upside down America. He is also host of the ‘ It’s the Empire… Stupid ‘ radio show, co produced by Chuck Gregory. Philip can be reached at paf1222@bellsouth.net.


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2 Comments

  1. What’s distressing about voting for Biden is that we’ll go right back to the neoliberal agenda, and the military interventionist mindset. WhenTrump won in 2016 the TPP dropped out of sight not to be heard from since and we have not invaded another country either.
    These are progressive positions that we embrace but I detest Trump for his racist white supremist views and his constant lying
    Voting for the Democrats is going to be the hardest vote I ever cast IF I CAN FORCE MYSELFTO DOIT

  2. James DiEugenio says:

    Great song and good simile.