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Visions make it all seem so cruel

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And then, finally, I saw him -- in Broomfield, next to Boulder; the post-everything incarnation of an American medicine man. Make it a Jewish cowboy/rabbi telling tales with a coarse voice from beyond the grave. Of course, it was a Bob Dylan concert as part of his never-ending tour; a sort of sacred ceremony only for the initiated, or for those who know where to look for the keys to get an answer. 

So here it was, this joker medicine man, always tangled up in blue, always down on highway 61, reminding everyone something's happening here and we don't know what it is, obsessed in never being other than a rolling stone, all along the watchtower and expecting rain -- or the answer blowing in the wind. 

At the end of my pilgrimage in search of a holy man, I did find my answer when he sang an unbelievable version of  Visions of Johanna -- the true Coloradoans by my side were also speechless. While our consciousness may explode in the search of a vanished American dream...
"the harmonicas play the skeleton keys and the rain
and these visions of Johanna are now all that remain."
Oh yeah, exceptional America:
"Ain't it just like the [Southwest] night to play tricks when you're trying to be so quiet? It seems like we'll be sitting here stranded for quite a while -- even though we all keep doing our best to deny it."

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Pepe Escobar is an independent geopolitical analyst. He writes for RT, Sputnik and TomDispatch, and is a frequent contributor to websites and radio and TV shows ranging from the US to East Asia. He is the former roving correspondent for Asia (more...)

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