Monday, November 16, 2009


One thing Alinsky warned against is over-reach and setting off a counter-revolution to your own revolution.   Maybe we're fortunate that the kinds of people who are attracted to progressivivsm tend to be childishly impatient... dare I say, demanding.

It's no secret among those who know me that some of my favorite rock music comes from the late 1960's and early 1970's ... a lot of it written for and by those who re-launched the drive to socialism after having been radicalized by their professors.  A lot of these kids read and studied Alinsky.

Grateful Dead.  Crosby, Stills, & Nash.  Early Bonnie Raitt.  Spirit.  Moody Blues.  Canned Heat.  Jesse Colin Young.  Byrds.  Jefferson Airplane.  Kind of ironic considering where I am today.   And I still like most of that music.  But then again, so does Ann Coulter.

Recently the song Long Time Gone came on my MP3 player and I realized that it pretty much applies to the Tea Party movement of today -- mostly because the lyrics are too vague to reveal what they were speaking out and fighting against.  I figure if you change the line:
Don't you try to get yourself elected, cause if you do you had better cut your hair  to
Don't you try to get yourself elected, cause if you do you'd best not be caught sayin' a prayer
and it would apply even better.
You know there's something that's goin' on around here, the surely, surely, surely won't stand the light of day.
I mean, come on.  Tell me that doesn't apply to the shenannigans this administration is pulling ... and it's just on a larger scale than what's been going on behind the scenes for many, many years.

At any rate, apparently I mondegreened the lyrics to Jefferson Airplane's Volunteers,  and like many others thought they were saying "counter revolution, counter revolution" (when in fact they were saying "got a revolution, got a revolution")  but it was because of the misheard lyric that I dug the album back out again today after years and years.  And years.

So I'm listening to the first track on the album, which I'd never really listened to closely, and I hate it.   It's a communist revolution anthem.
We are all outlaws in the eyes of America
In order to survive we steal cheat lie forge f*ck hide and deal
We are obscene lawless hideous dangerous dirty violent and young
We should be together
Come on all you people standing around
Our life's too fine to let it die and
We should be together
All your private property is
Target for your enemy
Yeah. You should be together.  Nasty and proud of it, and Marxist to boot. It could be the ACORN anthem. Can't remember where I heard this, but it was from a guy who briefly worked for ACORN in the 70's ... and he said they had boxes and boxes of "Rules for Radicals". So it's pretty clear that's an Alinskyite organization.

"Volunteers" is still vague enough, probably, to serve as a generic "counter revolution" anthem today, especially if we changed the lyrics to the misheard "counter revolution".

I still like Long Time Gone, though.... probably because I'm a bigger CSN fan.

Anyway, ain't we full of contradictions?  There's my thoughts for today.

I have another post brewin', but it's gonna take some time.  It was a major OMG moment I had while reading Mr. Alinsky's book.  Explains sooooo much about what we see from the Left.

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