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The Meaning of It All

or, There and Back Again


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I'm inventing the jengrrrl Anti-Massacree Meme, because seeing her post the full lyrics to "Masters of War" has inspired me. Such a great song.

When you see this, quote either Bob Dylan, or anything else that means NO MORE WARS to you. (I was gonna do "Alice's Restaurant", but I figured no one would get through the whole thing. :-/)

It is time for this bullshit to stop. I'm so tired of this. How did we learn nothing from Viet Nam? Or since? How is it that since Watergate we still believe politicians have the nation's best interests at heart? It makes me sick and sad to think about how much more I should be doing, but maybe continuing the thread is some small effort.

I give you Phil Ochs, a great young folk singer who unfortunately killed himself at an all-too-early age. This is one of my favorites of his songs.

I Ain't Marchin' Any More

Oh, I marched to the battle of New Orleans
At the end of the early British war
The young land started growing
The young blood started flowing
But I ain't marchin' anymore

For I've killed my share of Indians
In a thousand different fights
I was there at the Little Big Horn
I heard many men lying
I saw many more dying
But I ain't marchin' anymore

It's always the old to lead us to the war
It's always the young to fall
Now look at all we've won with the sabre and the gun
Tell me is it worth it all

For I stole California from the Mexican land
Fought in the bloody Civil War
Yes I even killed my brother
And so many others
And I ain't marchin' anymore

For I marched to the battles of the German trench
In a war that was bound to end all wars
Oh I must have killed a million men
And now they want me back again
But I ain't marchin' anymore

For I flew the final mission in the Japanese sky
Set off the mighty mushroom roar
When I saw the cities burning
I knew that I was learning
That I ain't marchin' anymore

Now the labor leader's screamin' when they close the missile plants,
United Fruit screams at the Cuban shore,
Call it Peace or call it Treason,
Call it Love" or call it Reason,
But I ain't marchin' any more.

-Phil Ochs, December 19, 1940- April 9, 1976
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I know *exactly* what you mean.

Damn it, if we can't start a grass-roots movement with the whole internet at our disposal...can't stop the signal, right?

I made my entry public, and maybe we can start a little mini-movement here on LJ.

How awesome would that be? Thanks for atarting things off.

Posted mine, because enough is enough. :(

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