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Music as the Healing Cure to Civilizations Disconnect and Discontent: The Lyrical Musings of Doug Hendren

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Ah, the late 60's and early 70's.  The music flowed with vibrant lyrics causing us to question authority, and, more importantly, how we perceived reality.  Thus there were songs like Steppenwolf's "Monster."  Within that song, the chorus shouts out the need for Americans to get off their a*ses and do something with the out-of-control government behind the Vietnam war:

            American, where are you now,

   Don't you care about your sons and daughters

   Don't you know, we need you now?

   We can't fight alone against the Monster.

Who is that Monster and who drives it?   More importantly, do WE care about our sons and daughters of today or do we just care about ourselves?   Do we care enough to make basic and foundational changes to our lifestyle, and our ways of looking at life?   Alternatively, are we cells in that monster?

Do we continue to see our power in voting?   Or is it like Steppenwolf's "Monster" where it is sang:

            Now their vote is a meaningless joke.

I couldn't say it any better than Steppenwolf.  

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