Bob Dylan has a solution for unemployment

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  • #83602
    Anonymous
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    According to the 'Rolling Stone' Bob has a solution to unemployment.

    Let the billionaires step up to the mark and employ them!

    I thought I liked Bob Dylan but he has turned into a fucking idiot. Very revolutionary: Let the rich make profits out of the poor by using them. Fuck off Bobcheeky

     

    #108846
    alanjjohnstone
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    I'm sure every capitalist has his butler, his cook, his house-maids, his gardeners, his chauffeur…My dad's theory was he'd work the overtime and he'd pay friends on the side to do the painting and decorating and the suchlike, skills they had but didn't do as a trade…the best wall-paperer i've seen in action was lady from down the street, a shop-assistant….now its been elaborated into a new theory of local economics…Later i share a flat with a painter and decorator and he mostly did his work for hash…for him again new fangled things such as local currency was already his custom. But i digress….Seems as Dylan has no idea about where profits originate from…other peoples labour and being employed by the capitalist class

    #108847
    SocialistPunk
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    Vin wrote:
    According to the 'Rolling Stone' Bob has a solution to unemployment.Let the billionaires step up to the mark and employ them!I thought I liked Bob Dylan but he has turned into a fucking idiot. Very revolutionary: Let the rich make profits out of the poor by using them. Fuck off Bob 

    Spot on Vin, he's just another conservative, small minded, dupe. Seems all he can see for the majority of humanity, is employment. Go to work, get paid, get drunk and get laid on the weekend and then start all over again, that is if ya lucky enough to keep the job the kindly capitalists have provided for ya. What a visionary.I know very little about the bloke and his artistic contributions, was he ever some sort of revolutionary poet, musician?

    #108848
    steve colborn
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    We get "laid" on the weekend? Since when? I want my money back!!!

    #108849
    sarda karaniwan
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    Vin wrote:
    According to the 'Rolling Stone' Bob has a solution to unemployment.Let the billionaires step up to the mark and employ them!I thought I liked Bob Dylan but he has turned into a fucking idiot. Very revolutionary: Let the rich make profits out of the poor by using them. Fuck off Bob 

    His answer my friend should be blown out by the wind, hehe.Well, I guess, times they are a-changing.sardaan Ordinarian

    #108850
    ALB
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    Actually Dylan was quite popular amongst Party members in the 1960s. Didn't he sing an anti-war song called "Masters of War" or something like that? But then he went funny and became a born-again christian and from then on it's been downhill all the way.

    #108851
    Anonymous
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    ALB wrote:
    Actually Dylan was quite popular amongst Party members in the 1960s. Didn't he sing an anti-war song called "Masters of War" or something like that? But then he went funny and became a born-again christian and from then on it's been downhill all the way.
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    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.
    #108852
    Anonymous
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    Great words and how he has changed. How did he move from that to: 'Let the billionairs do the unemployed a big favour'I suppose they all do it, the urgency is not there when you have everything. This is a capitalist world and  therefore can't be improved for the capitalist. Ozzy Osborn and Black Sabbath did a great anti war song called 'War Pigs'

    #108853
    SocialistPunk
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    Never was a fan of Black Sabbath, but "War Pigs" is one of a handful of their songs I like.It very aptly mixes "satanic" horror imagery  with the subject matter. Generals gathered in their massesJust like witches at black massesEvil minds that plot destructionSorcerers of death's constructionIn the fields the bodies burningAs the war machine keeps turningDeath and hatred to mankindPoisoning their brainwashed mindsOh lord yeah!Politicians hide themselves awayThey only started the warWhy should they go out to fight?They leave that role to the poorTime will tell on their power mindsMaking war just for funTreating people just like pawns in chessWait 'til their judgement day comesYeah!Now in darkness world stops turningAshes where the bodies burningNo more war pigs at the powerHand of God has struck the hourDay of judgement, God is callingOn their knees the war pig's crawlingBegging mercy for their sinsSatan laughing spreads his wingsoh lord yeah! 

    #108854
    SocialistPunk
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    But another song I like by Black Sabbath is more appropriate  to us lot, and the last line in the second verse sums up Dylan fairly well. But I guess Dylan is all grown-up and has left the politics of idealistic youth behind and focuses on the practicalities of the real world. Children of the GraveRevolution in their minds – the children start to marchAgainst the world which they have to live inOh! The hate that's in their heartsThey're tired of being pushed around and told just what to doThey'll fight the world until they've won and love comes flowing throughChildren of tomorrow live in the tears that fall todayWill the sunrise of tomorrow bring in peace in any way?Must the world live in the shadow of atomic fear?Can they win the fight for peace or will they disappear?So you children of the world, listen to what I sayIf you want a better place to live in, spread the words todayShow the world that love is still alive, you must be braveOr you children of today are Children of the Grave, Yeah! 

    #108855
    Anonymous
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    Evil minds that plot destructionSorcerer of death's construction 

    #108856
    rodshaw
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    SocialistPunk wrote:
    But another song I like by Black Sabbath is more appropriate  to us lot, and the last line in the second verse sums up Dylan fairly well. But I guess Dylan is all grown-up and has left the politics of idealistic youth behind and focuses on the practicalities of the real world.

     That's a common problem – so many of these types "mellow with age" and see revolution or even protest against the status quo as the preserve of rebellious youth. When will they ever learn?

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