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Rolling Thunder 2022 Livestreams – Day 2

List of live streams from Ottawa. (10:18 pm est 04/30/22) Newest streams are at the top. Please note streams could be offline by the time you get to them.

Zothttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfNAJQeqbFM

Canadian Free Livinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4c6PVx3VRQ

Warcampaignhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FReZNEId3RM

Ottawa’s Freelance Photographyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp9VCPZRGpU

Ottawalkshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DhgaMBipsc

Newfie CareBlairhttps://fb.watch/cJmkd61UU-/

Kotab123https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKunaG3jxrQ

Canadian Free Livinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyqJXqExv5A

Ottawalkshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHRm0JDLork

Ed Jamnisekhttps://www.facebook.com/1079405705/videos/1029895934616063/

UOttawaScottyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxbzj2Qzm_U

Newfie CareBlairhttps://fb.watch/cJaq70K2_W/

Zothttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRx0QFudtd8

Adam Nuccihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxbzj2Qzm_U

UOttawaScottyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mmKhASX5as

Ottawa Freelance Photographyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mmKhASX5as

Analie’s Worldhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhnnDUUg_s4

Viva Freihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPeKYwQMqAo

Roman’s VIIIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsYLf-IX8ek

HalfBakedTVhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdQwinOxKQk

Kush Masonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7hz-58LZOc

Mike Biker Canadahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-Oi4QZenFk

Tanya Clarkhttps://www.facebook.com/100077153146484/videos/535226831289062/

Freedom Central Canadahttps://fb.watch/cJ5Opz8gYd/

Top TV Canadahttps://www.facebook.com/toptvcanada/videos/393017452674946

War Campaignhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU711qSWwDE

Live From The Shedhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5koF7Rjtuek

Canadian Rambohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMGcGknTeV8

HalfBakedTVhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96o727d6zjo

Ottawa’s Freelance Photographyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAmQ9tHJ0ds

Analie’s Worldhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuT6NBx7H1w

UOttawa Scottyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKrxq2mmtDQ

Ottawalkshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SorP02EBIrY

Peter Van Oordthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFCutFiD2TA

Mac Johnhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eShTLGHHk1E

Mike Biker Canadahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBVeq2SpHXI

TravelFun69https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRqX0oTH0Hc

Canadian Free Livinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKuyO30e-RM

The National Deskhttps://fb.watch/cJ5YsB7g3-/

Terrence Rowland-Dowhttps://www.facebook.com/100000903996243/videos/1104612046770045/

Multi-Feeds and Restreams

Maverick Multimediahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqzacxjCwOs

Bryson’s Thoughtshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq4pu86vS8A

Portland Andy – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcY7rLXJvEw

Joe Hazeltonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9Z3RwaWdcA

Red Pill The Masseshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C5QGLocm2I

Tyson Hockleyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC5lpOiQnAg

Maverick Multimediahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxoNqcoIzqQ


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Rolling Thunder 2022 Livestreams

List of live streams from Ottawa. (12:24 am est 04/30/22) Please note streams could be offline by the time you get to them.

Zokehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=925HkQS1LFI

Ottawalks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dyQ4RYCAEk

Newfie CareBlairhttps://fb.watch/cIpEVpP4P9/

Mack Johnhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7W7cWDWAn4

Kush Masonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BoZWso07r0

Film Missionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCcFmy3Ln9U

Freedom Livehttps://www.facebook.com/137575515501298/videos/724140328772114

Derick Bellamyhttps://www.facebook.com/513155548/videos/1911394295737665/

Warcampaignhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-37EB8w7HaE

Newfie CareBlairhttps://fb.watch/cIjthrKVN_/

Adam Nucci https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQIk1jI3Jq4

Kotab123https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0uqyWVghbY

Top TV Canadahttps://fb.watch/cIjB982Dya/

Half-Baked TVhttps://youtu.be/hOetd1ALy7A

Freedom Lifehttps://fb.watch/cIjpPPkYZk/

FreedomReport.cahttps://fb.watch/cIlhZFyHVw/

Viva Freihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMqwPq2VhdA

Rave Dark Mediahttps://fb.watch/cIjwXcMYu2/

TravelFun69https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCcQqioZ_YY

Ottawalkshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3C6dTZzlqo

Maverick Multimediahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Shw0ErLQi5k

Multi-Feeds

Bryton’s Thoughtshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFnEQKUxt7s

Canadian Free Livinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U9tAuEANkA

Portland Andyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvpgPm5UizY


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Blog Roll, MEme Collections, science fiction

The Chrysalids in Quotes

*Some Spoilers Within

I never imagined this book would feel timely in my older age when I first read it at 14. The Chrysalids is the perfect book to be assigned in early high school, with themes highlighting the importance of change and diversity. Who knew that the more brutal aspects of the story would rhyme with these modern times?

Due to the chaos that enveloped my early years, it is doubtful that I was aware enough to have felt the significance of its message. Troubled youth aside, there is no doubt there were students that adopted the accompanying morals John Wyndham so cleverly shared throughout its few pages.


In John Wyndham‘s YA science fiction tale, Deviations take many forms: Offences like oversized crops or an animal born with no hair, to Blasphemies such as an extra digit on the tiny appendage of a newborn babe.

Genetic mutations are classified an abomination, and as a result, all Offences are destroyed whilst any Blasphemy is sterilised and banished to the Fringes, thus to maintain the purification of the righteous land and not call upon further Tribulation.

Are those who have been robbed of their human dignity and exiled to the outskirts of Labrador to blame for things they have no control over and which hurt no one, all because the powers that be brand them as ‘blasphemous?’


I adore this quote said by our protagonist David about Rosalind, another of the fiercely brave and telepathically gifted group of teens that must work together to survive in a society that sees them as inherently evil.

In John Wyndham’s world, and ours, for many, survival breeds instinct and the strength to take on any challenge, facing rejection with the will and might of truth and conviction as an internal guide.


People don’t like confrontation, and they tolerate feeling helpless even less. Cognitive dissonance helps some ignore truth temporarily, but the pesky part is it always comes out in the end.

Unfortunately, it might be too late to mitigate its destruction once it rears its head.


I couldn’t read this quote without visions of the technocrats jockeying for position and control via The Great Reset to effectuate a New World Order.

What will it mean for civilisation to have these unelected, self-interested oligarchs orchestrate a global society as they think it ‘ought to be’ run?


Life is ever-changing, and any refusal to accept this evolutionary fact will only bring about disastrous consequences for civilisation, spiritual or otherwise.

One of the failures of the Waknuk people, and those that have been born free of Deviation, is their inability to see how they may be committing the same unforgivable sins that caused the Old People to invoke the wrath of God.

When they focus on forcefully replicating what they perceive as His image, they disallow the natural evolution of the people within their lands, inevitably devolving into destruction.

With authoritarian leadership spreading like wildfire across the Western World, the tendrils of a globalist takeover encroaching in all facets of our lives, and a resulting increased nuclear threat, this book hit a little too close for comfort almost 70 years later.


Within the theocracy of Labrador exists the Badlands, which are on the outer edges of the Fringes and, we assume, have been destroyed by radiation due to nuclear fallout, as they are black, uninhabitable, and emit a glow in the dark.

For the religiously devout, these desolate lands are a lasting reminder of the Tribulation believed to have been put forth by God upon the Old People, culminating in a reset. They exist under rigid restrictions to keep their society righteous and free from Deviation, with no place for change or acceptance of evolution.

This wholly accurate quote is by a woman from Sealand aka Zealand, a place our protagonist David had dreamt about long before he even knew what it was, as foreshadowed in the first line:

‘When I was quite small I would sometimes dream of a city—which was strange because it began before I even knew what a city was.’

Given the focus of the progressive Sealanders: only welcoming others that have the ability to be telepathically linked to their society, they seem to be effecting the same denial of natural evolution as the regressive people of Labrador.

With the mysterious woman’s comment about “the power of gods in the hands of children,” it becomes apparent that the Sealanders have knowledge of the demise beset upon the Old People. With the coolness of confidence her society persists, as they believe their ability to see each other’s thoughts will prevent such a disaster from happening to them. A profound hubris clearly matched by none other than the Waknukians’ but on the flipside; two sides of the same coin, as it were.


I’ve added this a few hours after publishing, but couldn’t resist when I saw it. Crown of Creation by Jefferson Airplane is a psychedelic rock tribute to the novel, with most of the lyrics borrowed from the text.


Do you remember any books from your educational years that left a moral and lasting impression?

Do you have a young adult post-apocalyptic fiction favourite?

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First-Line Fridays | John Wyndham

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The Chrysalids by John Wyndham


Before the post-apocalyptic classic The Chrysalids came across my desk in grade nine English, I had never read anything like it. I still have not read much SciFi or Fantasy but am continually trying to diversify my tastes and read across genres. 

I came upon a copy of the slim novel recently, and though I couldn’t remember how it ended (did I even finish it?), I had a fondness for the characters and knew it would be a book I should pick up again with my adult vision.

A second reading, thirty years later, and I am fully aware of why I carried that torch. 

The Chrysalids offers prescient imagery of a society divided after the destruction of nuclear fallout, or as the hyper-religious of the novel prefer to see it, when God put Tribulation forth as penance for the continued unforgivable sins of man.  

To stave off any further punishment, the people of Waknuk must rid their community of any genetic mutations that arise. Any Deviation of crops, animals, or humans from the perceived “Definition of Man,” as found in one of their Holy books, Repentances, shall be either destroyed or banished to preserve the purity and integrity of the righteous land. 

Our protagonist, David, is part of a secret group of telepathic mutant kids who communicate surreptitiously by reading each others’ thought-shapes. Although the story and the characters are not as in-depth as I would have preferred, watching the group come of age whilst trying to juggle the weight of their Deviation was fascinating. The Chrysalids is one of those stories where I feel cheated by not knowing more about the characters and their journey; if only John Wyndham had written it as a series.  

Watch for a Peachy Books MEme collection of quotes from this beloved and fantastical British YA tale later this week. 


Below is an vintage clip of John Wyndham discussing a reader’s willingness to suspend disbelief based on geographical and/or cultural factors.


Have you read any John Wyndham?

Do you have a suggestion for which of his I should read next?


As a bit of housekeeping: I’ve noticed that at times on other bloggers’ posts that I have ‘liked,’ the like has disappeared when I come across a post again. I don’t understand how or why the ‘unliking’ is happening. I wanted to state, for the record, that I am not doing this on purpose. 

Does anyone else notice this happening; is this a Word Press glitch?

Blog Roll, MEme Collections, politics, Quotes

MEmeories of A Great Reset

Welcome to a collection of memes that I have created and shared over my social media accounts in the last couple of weeks. The common theme: The World Economic Forum and its plan, under the leadership of Klaus Schwab, to reset our world. This opportunity brought to you by the implosion of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

If you believe what they’re telling us, this coincidence comes just in the nick of time, as did the publishing of this book mere months after COVID began wreaking its havoc. We should be grateful that the virus just popped up, and that they were so prepared, no?!

Because, hey, who would not want a more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable planet via global alliance, right? Well, only a sadistic bigot, I would guess. 🙄


I did not want to buy these books.

It sears my soul that my family’s hard-earned dollars were forked over to these devils, over and above that which the WEF is already receiving through the hands of our soulless dictator, Justin Trudeau.

I attempted to listen to a text-to-speech recording on YouTube, but I find listening to automated voices tedious at the best of times, and this technocratic agenda comes off even more devious in a computerised tone.


Covid-19: The Great Reset, a little light reading on how the global elite intends to rid us of all of our property and autonomy, in the name of saving the planet, of course. 🌍

There is no doubt that this planet needs saving, but I never elected blood-suckers who espouse authoritarian rule and pay lip service to global sustainability, to do the job, did you? 

How can NGOs be allowed to run our show? One need only direct their glare to the policies of world leaders such as the aforementioned tyrant Trudeau, and his WEF brother and sister, Macron and Arden respectively, to find that answer. 

It only took a few pages to be struck by the situational irony in Klaus Schwab’s words. When reading his pronouncement on the historical need of humanity to scapegoat a community into shouldering the blame during times of crisis, I instantly thought of the continual and unscientific shunning of the unvaccinated within our society during the current pandemic.

Although the arrogance of these emboldened globalists may not be unparalleled, as Schwab so astutely pointed out in his mini history lessons, in an information age such as this, and with the data readily available on the efficacy of these ‘vaccines,’ their hubris and narcissism are on another level.


In this quote by the heir to the Rothschild family, we find another example of projection and propaganda disguised as pomposity, brought to you by those that know better.

There is no question that Putin and Jinping are among the most dangerous of men, but where do you figure Nathaniel Rothschild’s name registers on that list? 🤔


Anyone who has been paying attention since the 2008 market crash is aware that the monetary system has been propped up by printed money and borrowed time.

Central banks have aided in its subsisting, but after a pandemic that halted all world economies, the game has run out, and they need to rejig to keep things as they want them.

Queue Central Bank Digital Currencies. This state-controlled medium of exchange is the key to total surveillance of our incomes and the power to program how we spend our limited wealth. Those that do not comply suffer ostracisation via their deplorable social credit scores. The dystopian nightmare you once read about is now your future, courtesy of the rich and greedy who will make sure it works as needed.

A revealing video from Truthseeker that summarises the disaster that will be the enforcement of CBDCs and how this will be the death of freedom across the world: 


We need to keep using cash as much and for as long as possible!

Do you still use physical money? With a whole host of dilemmas set to

come upon us with the elimination of cash, we need to fight the system they are trying to force on us in every way we can.

Watch this short video from Economics Explained where they detail the dangers of a cashless society: 


I have tried to discuss this with people in my life, to no avail. Many do not seem to think this will ever come about, and others question if there is anything wrong with

it happening, that maybe this is what humanity has been missing? I would put to those people that although any system will be manipulated and corrupted by powerful elites who wish to sustain their handle on the money and control, global communism is the option that leaves us permanently enslaved.

With this intrusive and all-encompassing arrangement, they will be the overlords of all aspects of our lives. From health care procedures to time spent in leisure activities, grocery lists to mandated exercise time, they will ensure we behave like good global citizens or suffer the consequences like criminals. Under their self-serving rule, we will lose all autonomy, financial, bodily, or otherwise, as we fulfill our duty to the collective. 

These trusted officials, beholden to a world government, will have the power to banish anyone that tries to expose internal corruption or hold them to account for their tyranny, all made easier by the help of a community that takes part in the blaming and shaming of those shunned. 

Hmm, the latter sounds familiar? I wonder if Uncle Schwaby will include some historical references on this point. 

You will not want to miss this video from laowhy86, where he gives us the lowdown on the already in place Chinese Social Credit System, the model the WEF aspires to bring to our happy homes they will soon own. It is terrifying and laced with corruption, so make sure you are ready:  


If history has proven anything, it is that freedom is not forever. With a lengthy lapse from hard times and the passing of generations fortunate enough to avoid strife, we have arrived at a place in our trajectory

where the fight for freedom must rage again, the new world proving to be a failed experiment.

How many more lies will manifest before the tribes have had enough and choose togetherness over petty quarrels, standing up to those who seek to destroy us?


When will this crazy ride be over? Sadly, it seems it has just begun.


What is your take on the ‘Great’ Reset? Is it talked about in your circles? 

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Musical Mondays | Guns N’ Roses

Guns N’ Roses were a favourite band of mine before I even understood what they were singing about. I knew all the lyrics off the Appetite For Destruction tape about a week after I got it for my 12th birthday.

When I started to experience life for myself, homeless at 16, for better or for worse, I understood exactly what the songs were about, this one being no exception.

Written by Slash and Izzy, the lyrics layout the scuffle that the band had with addiction, and the lifestyle that came with it.


Mr. Brownstone | Guns N’ Roses

I get up around seven
Get outta bed around nine
And I don't worry about nothin' no
'Cause worryin's a waste of my, time
The show usually starts around seven
We go on stage at nine
Get on the bus at eleven
Sippin' a drink and feelin' fine
We been dancin' with
Mr. Brownstone
He's been knockin'
He won't' leave me alone
No, no, no
He won't leave me alone
I used ta do a little but a little wouldn't do
So the little got more and more
I just keep tryin' ta get a little better
Said a little better than before
I used ta do a little but a little wouldn't do
So the little got more and more
I just keep tryin' ta get a little better
Said a little better than before
We been dancin' with
Mr. Brownstone
He's been knockin'
He won't leave me alone
No, no, no
He won't leave me alone
Now I get up around whenever
I used ta get up on time
But that old man he's a real muthafucker
Gonna kick him on down the line
I used ta do a little but a little wouldn't do
So the little got more and more
I just keep tryin' ta get a little better
Said a little better than before
I used ta do a little but a little wouldn't do
So the little got more and more
I just keep tryin' ta get a little better
Said a little better than before
We been dancin' with
Mr. Brownstone
He's been knockin'
He won't leave me alone
No, no no
He won't leave me alone
Oh leave me alone
Stuck it in the middle and I shot it in the middle
And it, it drove outta my mind
I should've known better, said I wish I never met her
Said I leave it all behind
Yowsa!

These are tough times for people suffering through addictions, trying to survive the world falling around us, attempting to juggle the fear and anxiety these dark days provoke.

Thankfully I learned how to survive without the likes of fellas like Mr. Brownstone in my world, but there are many who didn’t who remain in my heart.

Praying for peace of mind to all those out there that just keep trying to do a little better than before. 💜



Do you have a song that you prefer off of Appetite for Destruction, or any other Guns N’ Roses albums?

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First-Line Fridays | Susanna Clarke

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

🍑🍑🍑🍑 .5 / 5 Peaches


The mythical and magical twist together with the depravity of human greed and cruelty in this mind-bending tale by Susanna Clarke. From the start, you are whisked off to an unknown land, requiring suspension of disbelief and patience as you try to get your bearings; myself, an eager voyeur attempting to soak in every vestibule.

Piranesi is a story that, from my perspective, needs to be experienced from a place of not knowing, thus welcoming its entire execution, as any description could foster preconceived notions that would detract from its enchantment. 

Like with all art, there are different interpretations to be drawn and appreciated, so in an attempt to leave future readers unsullied, I will only offer some memorable quotes of sparse description.

This eccentric tale has been labelled a modern classic and is loved by many, but maintains its detractors who don’t see the beauty in its mystery, so consider yourself forewarned that if you are looking for a sure thing, this might not be it.


I spent a minute blissfully adrift at its beginning without ever feeling fully lost, as alluring visual scenery coupled with an unspecified trust for our protagonist had me relishing in the lead-up to its eventual reveal.


Clarke’s gorgeous imagery in the mythical aspects of the story kept me enthralled, and it was amazing how clear a picture of this other world we were offered in so few pages.


Striking prose and fantastical ideas wrapped up in a novella make this the perfect book to escape from the monotony of our busy schedules.


Susanna Clarke’s second novel, Piranesi, was the 2021 Women’s Prize winner, and in the video below, she shares her prize-winning statue, Bessie.


What side of the divide do you fall on, if you’ve read Piranesi; love it or hate it?

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Musical Mondays | Billy Joel

This week I thought it best to bring back a perfectly political pop-rock song from 1989: We Didn’t Start the FireBilly Joel, a self-proclaimed history nut, penned his third No. 1 Billboard Hit in response to a conversation he had with Sean Lennon, where the then 21-year-old suggested it was more of a challenge to grow up in the 1980s than in the 1950s when nothing was happening in the world.  😆

Joel’s passionate epic is a lyrical recap showcasing world history over the second half of the 20th century. The rapid-fire delivery, matched with a synthesised sound and a peppy melody, timed beautifully with the ending of the Cold War, lending it anthem status. He addresses the coincidence of the timing in the video below.

A love of history didn’t negate that the song was merely a novelty to him. He liked the lyrics but felt the piece didn’t reflect who he was in the way some of his less popular offerings did.


We Didn’t Start The Fire – Billy Joel

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe
Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, "The King and I", and "The Catcher in the Rye"
Eisenhower, Vaccine, England's got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana, goodbye
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning, since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it
Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc
Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron
Dien Bien Phu falls, "Rock Around the Clock"
Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team
Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland
Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Krushchev
Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning, since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it
Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, "Bridge on the River Kwai"
Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball
Starkweather homicide, children of thalidomide
Buddy Holly, Ben Hur, space monkey, mafia
Hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go
U2, Syngman Rhee, Payola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning, since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it
Hemingway, Eichmann, "Stranger in a Strange Land"
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion
"Lawrence of Arabia", British Beatlemania
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson
Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex
JFK – blown away, what else do I have to say?
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning, since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it
Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again
Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock
Begin, Reagan, Palestine, terror on the airline
Ayatollah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan
"Wheel of Fortune", Sally Ride, heavy metal suicide
Foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz
Hypodermics on the shore, China's under martial law
Rock and roller, cola wars, I can't take it anymore
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning, since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
But when we are gone
It will still burn on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning, since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning, since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning, since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it

Billy Joel has a lackluster response to the melody of this historical classic here:


I appreciate the honesty of this quote from Billy Joel. A clever and talented musician that has, no doubt and not unlike myself, enjoyed many a night laughing it up with sinners of all kinds, haha.


It’s always fun to hear people belt this song out when in a crowd! Is there a Billy Joel song that you love to sing when it comes on the radio?

This may age us but do you remember any lyrics from this lyrical tour de force?

Blog Roll, Classic Fiction, MEme Collections, Quotes, science fiction

Fahrenheit 451 In Quotes

The dangers of censorship, technology, mass media, willful ignorance, and a loss of individual identity are some of the dominant themes of Ray Bradbury‘s dystopian classic: Fahrenheit 451

From the first line, we get a sense of the collective mindset shared by the enforcers of the story’s brutal premise: to find and burn all books into ashes and out of existence. I enjoyed watching our protagonist Montag find his way through the darkness of the ashes and into enlightenment. 

Although this pointed quote is not found in Fahrenheit 451, it needed to be included, in my view.

If we ignore our shadows and erase the stories, we lose any possibility of learning to do better. But for some, I do believe that is the whole point.


These days we have to hold on tight to make it off the ride in one piece.  

There are many parallels to be drawn with our modern-day in this classic work of SciFi satire. Given our current climate, it is uncanny how well Bradbury anticipated the future.

It’s as if he may have secretly lived his passion and experienced

time travel, a thought I have had with a few of the classic writers of our time. Too bad we will never know. 😉

What is your favourite read about time travel?


Preach! I need to take heed of this quote. You truly can not make people listen, and it is ultimately up to them to decide to do so or not, regardless of how grave the circumstances are.

Ray Bradbury will keep you chuckling while you scratch your head, so give this classic by a well-loved author a chance next time you are up for something weird and wonderful.


Here is a spectacular clip of Ray Bradbury explaining how he became a writer and why Hitler was a catalyst for the creation of his best-selling book.


Do you have a selection from the Bradbury collection that you suggest?

Are there any dystopian novels that you find to be particularly resonant currently?