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The Eve of Destruction and I Feel Like I'm Fixin to Die

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Did you ever hear the phrase, they sure don’t make things like they used to?  That phrase can attach to so many things or situations within our collective lives.  During the Viet Nam War, a powerful song came out and one that I still feel applicable to this day.  It was sung by Country Joe and the Blowfish titled, I Feel like I’m Fixin to Die Rag.  Below are they lyrics to this wonderful song and all one has to do is substitute Iran since Iraq is but a foot note in my belief.  The reason for saying that is that Washington already has Iran in their sights.  They want endless wars for year and years to come.  In copying the lyrics the beginning of it while spelling fish as we all know in listening to this song was the ‘f’ word.  Yes, we are all indeed f’d should our government allow for this to happen.


Just the mere fact that it mentions Wall Street is as telling back then as it is now.  As we all know, stocks from companies like Halliburton, Bechtel, Kellogg Brown and Root, Raytheon and so many other wonderful defense contractors are traded which line the pockets of these whores of greed.  As they get insanely rich, the world waits for their weaponry to take some to the Pearly Gates and others to the Gates of Hell.


I would like to think that all that have been protesting this war in Iraq and as some have begun to speak out against any war with Iran will surely make it to the Pearly Gates and the rest; well we all know where they are going.


If you think that Washington cares, I invite you to read one of the most powerful articles written by Michael S. Rozeff titled, On Track for U.S. Collapse.  In reading it, you will tremble with the utmost fright as I did.

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In my thank you letter to Mr. Rozeff, I wrote in part, “Not only do I think that Bush and Cheney need to be impeached but many of the powerful elected officials we have on both sides of the political aisle in Washington.  All need to be removed from power, for allowing these events to unfold. They have in fact betrayed the American people.” 


Who are those people you may be asking?  In my opinion any elected official like Senators, Lieberman, Kyl, Clinton, McCain, Brownback and many more.  Any presidential candidate no matter what side of the political aisle that states no option should be taken off the table such as Senator Obama should also be removed from power.  This is only our survival as a people that I am speaking of.


Those who are not in power presently yet saber rattle like former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Senator Fred Thompson are beyond contempt if this is the world they wish to give us as president.

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After reading Mr. Rozeff’s piece another song came to my head and that is Barry McGuire’s song, Eve of Destruction and as you will see, I also copied the lyrics to that song.  Having just listened to it, this stanza sang out to me, “Yeah, my blood’s so mad feels like coagulatin”
I just wonder how many are feeling this way from coast-to-coast as they see Washington taking us down the darkened abyss.  As we scream in anger and become terrified, as we open up our mouths to scream, while it is a deafening roar, Washington chooses to hear silence.
If you think for one second that the top-tier presidential candidates on both sides of the political aisle can deliver us from this madness, think again.  This message goes to both Republicans and Democrats alike do not vote for any of these top-tier candidates in the upcoming primaries.  Our very survival depends upon it.
No, this is not a red VS blue call to the American people, but one of our very survival.
Without further adieu, I now present the lyrics to these two powerful songs and hope that it shall resonate with all who read them.


The Fish Cheer & I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag: by Country Joe and the Blowfish


Gimme an F!

Gimme an I!

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Gimme an S!

Gimme an H!

What's that spell?

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