Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Times, They Are A-Changin'

Western countries are concern and at a loss of how to deal with the situation in Tunisia and Egypt, except to tell their leaders to back off from killing more of their civilians and to implement immediate reforms. Arab countries are deeply worried for they know not when such scenarios would erupt in their countries. Israel is on full alert in the event of a change of heart should a new government take over, especially in Egypt. So, after Tunisia and Egypt, who is next? To all despots of the world, time you take stock or it could be your head next on the chopping block



Quotable quote: "We will not be silenced, whether you’re a Christian, whether you’re a Muslim, whether you’re an atheist, you will demand your goddamn rights, and we will have our rights, one way or the other."

The Bob Dyland song "The times they are a-changin'" the anthem of the late sixties played and sung by many prominent artistes, at the height of the Vietnam War, still ring true today. This is a performance by Tony DeSare. To help you understand the significance of the song, please refer to the lyrics appended below the video clip.

Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin'
So get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'.

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin'
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'.

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