All This Bulls**t Going Down

“And when I rolled with the punches I got knocked on the ground
by all this bullshit going down.” – “Fight the Power” – The Isley Brothers

 

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” Martin Luther King, “Beyond Vietnam,” April 4, 1967 Speech, NYC

“No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.” – Martin Luther King

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” – John F. Kennedy

As Paul Craig Roberts said today in an introduction to an article he linked to on his website:

First You Kill Them, Then You Name A Holiday After Them

Monday, January 21, is Martin Luther King Day. King, like President John F. Kennedy and his brother Bobby Kennedy, was murdered by rogue elements of the American government. The corrupt American media covered up the murders. – via paulcraigroberts.org

The article he linked to is:

JFK, MLK, RFK, 50 Years of Suppressed History: New Evidence on Assassination of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy – by Elizabeth Woodworth, via globalresearch.ca

“Fight the Power” – The Isley Brothers – HQ

If you dig the funk, and even if you don’t, be prepared, you might just find yourself up and getting your boggie going – but don’t ignore the message (lyrics below)

“Fight the Power” – The Isley Brothers

Time is truly wastin’, there’s no guarantee, yeah
Smile is in the makin’, we got to fight the powers that be
Got so many voices, saying all the same, yeah
Killing up all around me, faces full of pain

I tried to play my music, they say my music’s too loud
I tried talking about it, I got the big runaround
And when I rolled with the punches I got knocked on the ground
By all this bullshit going down, hey

Time is truly wastin’, there’s no guarantee, yeah
Smile is in the makin’, we got to fight the powers that be
I don’t understand it, people wanna say, yeah

Those that got the answers, red tape in the way
I could tend to it easy, let’s just have some fun, naw, naw
Seekin’ my satisfaction, keeps me on the run

I tried to play my music, say my music’s too loud
I tried talking about it, I got the big runaround
And when I rolled with the punches I got knocked on the ground
By all this bullshit going down, oooh

Time is truly wastin’, there’s no guarantee, yeah
Smile is in the makin’, we got to fight the powers that be
Fight it baby, yeah, woo, hey, even you and I can fight the power
Fight it, fight the power

***

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” – Robert F. Kennedy

and

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King

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Tonight’s musical offering:

Sir Colin Davis – Edward Elgar – Enigma Variations – Variation IX (Adagio) “Nimrod”

Photo credit: http://www.unsplash.com/@crmtphotography

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