Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Memorial Day - Donovan - The Universal Soldier

For my kind:

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  1. Do you consider yourself a pacifist Mike?

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    1. Yes, at least philosophically. I realize there are situations in the world for which pure pacificism might not be the best answer, but I lean towards the non-intervention, non-aggressive position.

      Please don't turn this into a gotcha attack.

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    2. I think of myself in much the same way...I dont like the Idea of having to protect my self or my family with the use of violence upon another person but I will not standby and allow us to be harmed in some kind protest against all violence...And I am definitely a non interventionist especially in the matters of other countries

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    3. Wow. Why are we arguing so much?

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  2. I was watching a documentary about Greenwich Village when I heard Phil Ochs singing I Ain't Marching Anymore from 1965. I couldn't help but see the similarities between these two amazing protest songs.

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    1. That's also one of my favorites.

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  3. It's a good song, but there's something about Donovan's voice that makes me long to be deaf. Joan Baez's version is very good, though.

    I Ain't Marching Anymore is great, but (perhaps because I grew up in a family with three older siblings who are huge Neil Young fans) I've always found Neil Young's "Soldier" a hauntingly beautiful song.

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