That's an excellent point of reference for sure. i remember it well, but I went on into my youth believing it was an exception. i was convinced, but that didn't stop my grade 11 history teacher from calling me a Maoist, even though I wasn't sure what being a Maoist meant. Glad he knew.
Anyway, it was 38 years from 2001, so that is how far ahead you were than me. Shoulda woke up years ago, but personal survival was more important than world survival has become now. Wish I'd started then too, but I do remeber talking of the impending problems of pollution and population growth inthe early 70's. Again I imanaged to be appeased by necessities of survival. Seems to be the pattern though- they do shit, we learn to ignore it.
Not this time though. I'm returning to my teenage Maoist roots I guess.
I'll never give up this fight, because there's too many lives at stake.
JACKSON BROWNE wrote this and here's a version from 2006-
http://www.informationclearinghouse.inf ... e11924.htm
Political protest came to the fore in Browne's music in the 1986 album, Lives in the Balance, an explicit condemnation of Reaganism and U.S. policy in Central America. Flavored with new instrumental textures, it was a huge success with Browne fans, though not with mainstream audiences. The title track, "Lives in the Balance", with its Andean pan pipes — and lines like, "There's a shadow on the faces / Of the men who fan the flames / Of the wars that are fought in places / Where we can't even say the names" — was a cri de coeur against U.S.-backed wars in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala. The song was used at several points in the award-winning 1987 PBS documentary, The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis, by journalist Bill Moyers. It was also included in the Miami Vice II original soundtrack
For raygun eh? Well this song certainly applies right now with the nexus of Reagan's, Clinton's and Bush 1+2's evil powers coming together to form this clear and present danger from American US hegemony.
Really touching song. I LOVE
the Third World
version of this song. If you can get a copy, this reggae version is phenomenal.