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, January 19, 2014

Vindicated


2 comments:

Sarge said...

Are you serious? When you accept a position with the government that requires that access to classified material you have to sign a non-disclosure statement where you acknowledge that the penalties for unauthorized disclosure of the material you are being trusted with - It is called a non-disclosure statement or simply, a NDS.
Edward S. nowden and for that matter Private Bradley Manning knew the consequences for disclosing classified information.
No, Edward Snowden has not been vindicated and I wish to here nothing about clememcy for him. He had Manning were idealists - Manning was after attention; Snowden perhaps fame. Manning is doing thirty years at the USDB - Tell Smowden he can come back home - We have a place for him to stay - Ad-Max Florence, Colorado.

Sarge

TONY said...

Obama for one doesn't agree with you. He's tying himself in knots trying to the sweep under the carpet the very abuses which Snowden exposed. Loyalty to the country and the human race comes before loyalty to any government department. I work for the government here myself and have taken the oaths. I would scrap them if I became aware of the type of spying abuses alone the US has perpetrated in just about every country across the globe. That's leaving aside the war crimes that Manning exposed.