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The fear that dearest friends would not be close to us anymore is real. So is the burden.

Different Drummer: Alan Parker

I have questions about immigration and the current state of our policies as a nation. I don't profess to have a lot of answers, but I will admit that some of the possibilities seem both obvious and disturbing. For example, what have we become?

Different Drummer: Peter Falk

One question I don't ask directly: Am I becoming increasingly self-referential? 
Allow me to answer with links.

188: Constitutional Crisis

152: Anticipating the Bang

42: "The Morning After" for classic Made-for-TV Movies

103: The Thriller Is Gone

187: Television Debut (1972-73)

105: Press Coverage

15: Declaring War on "Just Say No"

195: Telling Your Stories (Before It's Too Late)

59: Ten Areas of Agreement about Abortion - part 1

60: Ten Areas of Agreement about Abortion - part 2

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If we don't speak up now, raising our voices in dissent, then when will we? An argument could be made that the powers-that-be are striving to stifle the means by which those voices may be heard. 
Now is the time to speak in favor of Net Neutrality
Now is the time to note that we will never be able to return to this moment in history.
Now is the time to insist the our leaders put nation ahead of party, the intent of our so-called "founding fathers" above self-interest.
Now is the time for all good people to come to the aid of their country.

Reds (1981)

Different Drummer: Diane Keaton

War.

Different Drummer: Neil Young

 

Jefferson Airplane - "Volunteers"

Buffalo Springfield - "For What It's Worth"

Guns 'n' Roses - "Civil War"

Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Fortunate Son"

Dead Kennedys - "Kinky Sex Makes the World go 'Round"

Pink Floyd - "Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert"

Crass - "How Does It Feel"

Crass - "Sheep Farming in the Falklands"

Morrissey - "Margaret on the Guillotine"

Neil Young - "Rocking in the Free World"

Neil Young - "Southern Man"

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - "Powderfinger"
The Cowboy Junkies - "Powderfinger"

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - "Ohio"

Neil Young & The Stray Gators - "War Song"

John Denver - "'68 Nixon"

Dixie Chicks - "Not Ready To Make Nice"

Elvis Costello - "Shipbuilding"

Skinny Puppy - "VX Gas Attack"

Flipper - "Sacrifice"

XTC - "War Dance"

Got A Girl - "There's a Revolution"

 

When you don't know the rest of the story, it can be challenging to tell the part that you do know.

 

"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal."

 

The Ungame.

 

Different Drummer: Alain Robbe-Grillet

In 2016, a majority of Americans in the U.S. Senate, who took a vow to uphold the United States Constitution, have directly violated that Constitution and jeopardized protections guaranteed in the Bill Of Rights in the process. Worse, a large number of American citizens don't seem to care, either about our founding principles or about the balance of power and our system of checks and balances. This is the biggest Constitutional crisis in my lifetime, perhaps going all the way back to the U.S. Civil War.

Different Drummer: Buzz Kulik 


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