Masters Of War

Come you masters of war You that build all the guns You that build the death planes You that build all the 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 all 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 That 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 over your grave 'Til I'm sure that you're dead.------- Bob Dylan 1963

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Inside Story - Bahrain's iron fist


James Gundun said...

Adding onto your previous post of the U.S. and its "Gulf Kings," a particularly potent fear is driving their repression. This revolutionary wave is fueled by collective energy and undergoes a surge with each regime change. The governments of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, and Yemen realize that their dominoes have aligned, and that one may topple the others. Just like protesters have renewed their sense of pan-Islam, oppressive regimes are exploiting regional political mechanisms to suppres their peoples. I'm not betting on the regimes no matter how long they hold out, another will eventually fall and keep the chain unbroken.

RealityZone said...

I agree.
We are seeing people in Saudi Arabia rooting for the people in Bahrain.

If this is truly a Pan-Islam movement then nothing can stop them.

For whom the bell [freedom] tolls, is being heard far and wide in MENA.

This Pandora's Box can not be closed.
Now matter how much the West tries to co-opt it.