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

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"Who Were the Anarchists?" Part 1 (Pierre-Joseph Proudhon)


TONY said...

Thanks for posting this. I had heard of Proudhon but didn't know much of the detail. The problem with Anarchism imho is that Anarchists are always primed to fall out with one another and with everyone else. The Spanish Civil War, my touchstone for everything these days, demonstrated that. The anarchists spent more time in 1938 assassinating their comrades than fighting the fascists. The English reporter/writer Cyril Connolly described the anarchist cars cruising around Madrid shooting fellow defenders of the city during the long siege. Heartbreaking.

RealityZone said...

For you my friend.

Anonymous said...


Your info on the anarchists in the Spanish Civil War is wildly wrong. Read Homage to Catalonia. The anarchist militias bore the brunt of the fight against the fascists and would have defeated Franco had they not been attacked and subverted by the Communists.

See also Chomsky's article on this: "Objectivity and Liberal Scholarship"
and also Burnett Bulloten's book, The Grand Camoflage.

TONY said...

I feel you are making my own point about factionalism. The anarchists were not alone in dividing the antifascist forces of course. But the predominant position which they occupied in the latter stages of the war, to which you refer, gave them the whip hand which they used ruthlessly. I am only too well aware that the debate and the soul-searching goes on. I'm glad it does. I hope it is indicative about lessons being learned by those of us on the left and the radical side of politics. No Pasaran.