Skip to comments.Kerry Channeling Bob Dylan: 'Join The Army If You Fail'
Posted on 10/31/2006 11:27:15 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
When John Kerry, child of the 60s, slurred the military with his comment, reported here by NewsBuster Warner Todd Huston, that people who who don't study wind up 'stuck in Iraq,' he was channeling Bob Dylan and the anti-war activist's 1967 song Subterranean Homesick Blues, which includes this line
"Get jailed, jump bail
"Join the army, if you fail."
It's the same song that contains the famous line "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows," from which the domestic terrorist group took its name.
Hey John, Don't Think Twice - it's not alright.
Subterranean Kerry ping to Today show list.
It's a hard raiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin's a gonna fall.
John Kerry and Bill Clinton discuss Kerry's latest brainfart:
"'There must be some way out of here'
"Said the joker to the thief..."
Only difference is Bob sang it tongue in cheek. His dream was to go to Westpoint.
Mark, the song was written in 1964, not 67 and its not antiwar. Don't lump Dylan in with this cretin.
American soldier to Kerry:
"You've got a lot of nerve,
To say you are my friend,
When I was down,
You just stood there grinning.
You've got a lot of nerve,
To say you've got a helping hand to lend,
You just want to be on the side that's winning."
I know you're dissatisfied
With your position and your place
Don't you understand
It's not my problem
I wish that for just one time
You could stand inside my shoes
And just for that one moment
I could be you
Yes, I wish that for just one time
You could stand inside my shoes
You'd know what a drag it is
To see you
That tune was from '65, not '67. .....the opening tune on Bringing It All Back Home
....and it marked the very end of Dylan's "anti-war" period.
More to the point: "If you are stupid, become a US Senator."
Here''s one for you:
"sometimes Satan comes as a man of Peace"
From Man of Peace, Infidels - 1983
Great article, but why did you post a picture of Vincent Price in a cowboy hat to illustrate it?
I'm responding more to Kerry's comment. I personally believe he is a pompous ass or better described as a phony upper class intellectual (of which we know he isn't). I know several young men who are in the service and what I have observed is that they are earning college credits; they are mature; they have learned self control; they are loyal and dedicated. I can't say that about some of our narcissistic legislators who only want power and control.
Kerry is now trying to turn his statement into a "botched joke" about the President and the Whitehouse distortion. His comment: "this is a textbook Republican strategy and I'm not going to stand for it". Kerry is stupid. Kerry needs to be driven out of his job!!!!
Thanks for the correction on the date but I stand by the characterization of the song as anti-war.
It was a counter-culture classic, and did indeed give the terrorist Weathermen their name.
Sorry to join the chorus, but Dylan was not an anti-war activist. In fact, he was vilified for releasing "Nashville Skyline" at the height of the Vietnam protests.
As I write this, Lurch is on doing his outraged act. To wit, he wasn't criticizing the troops, but the President and we all should have known it. What is the matter with us!?! Are we stupid? Didn't we get what he really meant. And those of us who have NEVER worn the uniform don't dare have the right to criticize John Kerry (who is for the war, but now against it) and is a REAL veteran, not a fake one.
Ladies and gentlemen, its groundhog's day. John F'n Kerry is out there re-running his 2004 campaign. I can't wait for John O'Neil and the boys to slam him again. They did serve and they do have something to say to John F'n.
This guy is amazing, simply priceless. I love you John Kerry, keep giving the gift of you.
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