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The Kids Are All Right ^ | March 24, 2014 | Mark Baisley

Posted on 03/24/2014 9:41:41 AM PDT by Kaslin

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To: dfwgator; henkster
I counter that with New Model Army's "Vengeance". That one always got my blood going.

Escaped the net in '45
Hiding in out South America
Protected by money and powerful friends
Hoping the world has forgotten by now
All the things that you did, in the Nazi death camps
The people that you tortured and killed
You can live you life in expectant fear
Sure some day you'll be made to pay

I believe in justice
I believe in vengeance
I believe in getting the bastard
Getting the bastard, getting the bastard
Getting the bastard

Man walks over dressed in flashy clothes
With an empty heart and a head full of money
Puts his arm around the lad of fifteen years
Talks sort of close like a long-lost brother
"It's really cool, all the pop stars do
If you don't try a little you'd really be a fool
Tell you what I'll do, I'll make the first one free
And when you want some more just come back to me"

I believe in justice
I believe in vengeance
I believe in getting the bastard
Getting the bastard, getting the bastard

Top dog fascist gets the boys in the corner
Plants poison where there was just confusion
Walks away Scot free and laughing
Rides on the tide as the cancer grows
And the business man on corruption charges
With millions of dollars in dirty money
Gets a thousand pound fine after months in court
While the lawyers get fat and the law gets bought

Say I believe in justice
I believe in vengeance
I believe in getting the bastard
Getting the bastard, getting the bastard

IIRC the Clash are a bit more conservative than the average band. When it comes to taxes they’re all conservatives.
Strange enough, most punks end up being pretty conservative, or at least libertarian. Lots of strong views on fairness and justice.
I think he was more libertarian and questioned the authority of large government institutions. I also think he was rather naive back in the 1960s.
Shoot yeah. I think what people forget is that all these band people were in their teens and 20s back when they were pumping this stuff out. When you're young, you're going to be naive and idealistic. It peters out as life grows on you.
101 posted on 03/24/2014 7:05:09 PM PDT by GAFreedom (Freedom rings in GA!)
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To: ifinnegan

Well they had to call it something so they called it Hadacol.

102 posted on 03/24/2014 7:35:14 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: ifinnegan

Don’t be such an L7.

103 posted on 03/24/2014 7:37:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tsomer

“The dock” is slang for Criminal Court Docket.

104 posted on 03/24/2014 7:44:30 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: redangus

Thanks. I generally agree with you.

I did not mean to single out baby boomers, and wondered why so many were reacting by defending baby boomers.

So I looked back and see my statement:

“His little walk down memory lane well illustrates the emptiness of the baby boomer lives and indicates one reason we are in this mess”

I see that this was too broad a statement that I didnt mean to imply all baby boomers, nor do I mean to imply only the baby boomers.

It crosses all generations and manifests itself similarly, but with different specifics, over time.

It’s the emptiness of pop culture that is too often clung to and serves as a replacement for traditional values and beliefs, mores and habits.

This author was looking back through rose colored glasses on the supposed greatness of the pop culture of the 60’s and the bands associated with it and I don’t buy it at all.

105 posted on 03/25/2014 9:33:00 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: henkster

good points

106 posted on 03/26/2014 5:58:38 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: ifinnegan

For most of us it was great time. My best summer ever was the summer of 1969. I was 17, getting ready to start college, had a good paying construction job and money in my pocket, and most importantly it was my last uncomplicated summer. I went off to college that fall met my late wife, fell in love for the first and all was wonderful with the world. So yes that music means a lot to me, and brings back floods of happy, exciting memories, none of which center on moral decay. Were we idealistic and think we could change the world, yep, shouldn’t all young people think that? Did some of the music reflect those belief, sure. But most of us grew up learned the hard lessons of the world and became more interested in getting by than creating that change. Reality has sobered the minds of many young dreamers. The problems we face today are more the product of liberals of all generations who refuse to live in reality and continue to be at best pollyanish and worst stupid, maleovent and dangerous.

As I’ve said for most of us there just wasn’t that much of the sex and drugs just the rock and roll. And I can tell you based on my 62+ years of experience most of us boomers our outlook on life and moral compass was derived from our parent’s values and the joy of growing up in secure, relatively happy two parent households, not lyrics from a song no matter how much we liked the song. Sadly many of us did not provide our own children with that safe, secure two parent home.

107 posted on 03/26/2014 9:59:42 AM PDT by redangus
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