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Musical Mondays | Barry McGuire

Eve of Destruction, written by P.F. Sloan and performed by Barry McGuire, is a classic protest song from the ‘Sixties that rings eerily truthful these days. The lyrics say everything that needs to be said, in the here and now, almost sixty years later.

This gritty and once imperfect song (see video below) became an anthem to antiwar hippies and college students speaking out against the Vietnam War. Though I’ll never tire of hearing the ominous drum intro, I’m not eager to appreciate it finding contemporary relevance again.


Eve of Destruction – Lyrics

The Eastern world, it is explodin'
Violence flarin', bullets loadin'
You're old enough to kill but not for votin'
You don't believe in war, but what's that gun you're totin'?
And even the Jordan river has bodies floatin'

But you tell me over and over and over again my friend
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

Don't you understand what I'm trying to say?
Can't you feel the fear that I'm feeling today?
If the button is pushed, there's no running away
There'll be no one to save with the world in a grave
Take a look around you boy, it's bound to scare you, boy

But you tell me over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

Yeah, my blood's so mad, feels like coagulatin'
I'm sittin' here just contemplatin'
I can't twist the truth, it knows no regulation
Handful of Senators don't pass legislation
And marches alone can't bring integration
When human respect is disintegratin'
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin'

And you tell me over and over and over again my friend
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

Think of all the hate there is in Red China
Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama
Ah, you may leave here for four days in space
But when you return, it's the same old place
The poundin' of the drums, the pride and disgrace
You can bury your dead but don't leave a trace
Hate your next door neighbor but don't forget to say grace
And you tell me over and over and over and over again my friend

You don't believe we're on the eve of destruction
You don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

When the Berlin wall fell, which some considered the symbolic end to the cold war, I had just become a teenager. My limited political knowledge came from Much Music videos (Canadian MTV, of the day), and I hadn’t the slightest idea what it was all about, but I recall watching the news and soaking up the giddiness of the occasion.

It is surreal to be entering the time warp that is Cold War with Russia, merely needing to look to the art canon for salient expression, older generations no doubt with a prevailing sense of déjà vu. 

I hope to take solace in the robust and emotionally charged works that are sure to flourish during these noxious times, turning darkness into light, as only the vulnerability of art can do.

Creators,
right now,
across the globe,
birthing new ideas,
countless mediums,
finding ways to let out our collective sigh of exasperation, 
attempting to balance the scales,
mourning the death throes of humanity.

If there is no love to be had, let us bear fruit in creation.

Below Barry McGuire explains how they recorded Eve of Destruction in one take, and goes on to share how the song was written into the history books.


What are some antiwar songs that you have on your playlist?

Are there songs that you associate with conflict and war that you still like to hear?

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Musical Mondays | Bob Dylan

Box of peace signs made of barbed wire, with the lyrics from Bob Dylan's Masters of War in red letters: 
Come, you masters of war, you that build the big guns, you that build the death planes, you that build all the bombs, you that hide behind walls, you that hide behind desks, I just want you to know I can see through your masks.

Masters of War is one of Bob Dylan’s more emphatic songs, which he amazingly wrote in his early 20s, with it being released in ’63. The powerful piece is his seething response in defiance of the Cold War nuclear arms proliferation.

Dylan was a captivating voice during the civil rights movement and antiwar protests of the 60s and 70s. His art was a way that people could explore and understand the ideas behind what was truly happening, and not just what people were being told by their leaders. That is one of the beautiful aspects of the arts, a works ability to reach people where ever they might be at.

Enjoy this rare interview from 1985, where the ever humble Dylan was eager to discuss all manner of topics ranging from religion, politics, war, and the media. Although it is choppy and the audio isn’t great, it is a wide-angle view into the mind of Dylan, for any interested fans.


Are you a fan of Bob Dylan’s work? Is there a song that sticks out for you?

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MEmeories of Fascism

What a wild ride 2022 has been so far.

My son and I will never forget that teeth-chattering day on the overpass where we held our signs with mittened hands, flanked by a desperate chorus of cries for freedom, with honking as our backbeat. We shared the bridge with patriotic Canadians, who after two devastating years of isolation and division, came together in unity to support the determined truckers as their convoys made their way to our once-free nation’s capital.

My family will likely never forget (haha) how I then spent three weeks glued to my computer screen like an eight-year-old playing Minecraft. My eyes were dry and itchy as I forced myself to bed each night, tossing and turning my way through dreams of what I might miss while unplugged. 

At once invigorated and hopeful, I was overwhelmed with pride for the hundreds of thousands of brave souls that were unafraid to stand up against the tyrannical overreach and anti-scientific mandates imposed upon us, returning each weekend to hold the line.

Of course, this remains a touchy subject from east to west, as opinions are as polarised as the sun and the moon, just like most things these days. 

Some Ottawa residents viewed the convoy as an occupation, not a protest, and were reportedly going out of their minds from the honking, while others were thanking the out-of-town visitors for their service, encouraging their new friends to stay and keep up this imperative fight for freedom.

Many have made the argument: Where else is a peaceful protestor supposed to go to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the government if not Parliament Hill, and if residents are unable to understand this fact, they should move or suck it up! 

Does anyone believe that these truckers who left their homes, families, and incomes would have stayed for three weeks if Trudeau had treated them like human beings, taking the time to address their justifiable concerns, as any Canadian so rightfully deserves?

I believe these crotchety Ottawa residents are pointing their judgemental fingers in the wrong direction, as the blame for their discomfort lies squarely at our anti-Canadian Prime Minister’s socked feet. 

He used hate speech to divide the people, tried to hide away and wait out the protest, blatantly refusing to acknowledge what he called a “fringe minority with unacceptable views,” and, shocker, it back-fired. Not surprisingly, he came off looking weak on all fronts, except to those easily duped followers of his subsidised media propaganda machine, including, sadly, members of what used to be my family. 

And what does a weak leader do to save face and appear strong? He brings in the big guns, of course, and implements full-blown tyranny, just how Uncle Schwaby taught him to. If one looks closely enough, the push to divide citizens politically, religiously, and culturally has been mounting globally over the last decade, with this being more of the same.

A good leader would, at least, attempt to unite his people and quell any chaos or division. Did I not hear these Trudeau groupies crying about this very idea when channeling their ire at Trump incessantly from 2016-2020? How can their self-awareness be so low as to not regconise this bold-faced hypocrisy, or maybe the propaganda is just that good? 

No, he would never call in the army on Canadians, never! But he would bring in some unmarked and unidentifiable thugs in suits of army green to brutalise our veterans who thought they had already fought for freedom, bearing the previous injuries to prove it. 

So with a swing of his sceptre, he had invoked the never before used Emergencies Act and washed his hands of the unacceptable terrorists (aka peace-loving Canadians). Ottawa’s Chief Sloly promptly resigned as Trudeau forcefully passed the illegal buck to him and his peace officers (aka fall-guys). And so interim Chief Bell armed with the PMs EA proceeded to clean up the mess our dear leader created; the first violence to occur at the weeks long peaceful protest would now commence. 

Scapegoat, Chief Bell, then proceeded to bring in the attack dogs, or attack horses, as it were, and it was smooth sailing for the feds from then on, having the downtown core fully secure by the wee hours of Sunday morning.

When Chief Bell did his press conference he expressly said there were no injuries to report, when hours before I had watched on a live stream as they stampeded their horses through a peaceful crowd and trampled a grandmother who had just finished shouting a speech about peace, love, and freedom.

Bell continued his fabrication and was sure to add that a bicycle was thrown at the horses which caused them to veer off course. There were no bicycles in snowy Ottawa, dead centre of a thousand deep protestors, that I can assure you. There was, however, a walker, trampled like the sweet lady who was using it.

There was a rumour circulating that this woman had died and that they were keeping it quiet, but thankfully that is not true and this brave grandmother will continue her fight for freedom! Below see her before and after being trampled.

I have yet to find any video of protestors behaving aggressively with law enforcement, although they spoke of this repeatedly on the legacy news. Let us not kid ourselves here, if there were such videos, they would have been plastered across the mainstream news worldwide, for weeks. 

After that brutal weekend of honourable Canadians getting pushed back with baton beatings, teargassing, shock bombs, horse tramplings, and a reporter being shot by pepper bullets, Ottawa’s downtown core was finally cleared of those interloping terrorists. Sadly, NOW it resembled more of a militarized zone, complete with heavy police presence, fencing, and checking papers, instead of a peaceful Canadian city.

I had to resort to Rocky to get me back in the game. 😆

The soul-renewing joy of the convoy was exhilarating and positive, while the violent removal of brave Canadians by mysterious law enforcement, steps from our ‘free’ country’s parliament buildings left me feeling drained and hopeless once again.

After a day of sorrow, I got up and back onto the computer. There’s no time to lose, as I’m not sure how much longer they’ll allow citizens to communicate freely like this with the passage of Bill C-10 set to quash alternative media.


Anyone who has been watching him during his damaging reign knows Trudeau’s heart has always been with Klaus Schwab and the globalist elites. This traitorous and spoiled oligarch never attempts to hide his disdain for Canadians as he sacrifices them on the altar of the World Economic Forum, solidifying his cushy position next to the creepy apocalyptic villain of our nightmares, and now, reality.

For those still questioning the aims of the technocracy, Trudeau just provided 4 billion dollars of our tax money for helping small businesses switch over to digital systems as they usher us into the enslavement of their cashless society.

One must only look to how they seized the bank accounts of charitable Canadians who gave to a cause that was not illegal to donate to at the time, to see what they are capable of, and how a digital system could leave the overlords with complete control.

But they wouldn’t do anything like that again, at least not to the good people on the right side of things, or more accurately, the Left. Is that a wager the progressively virtuous are willing to take?

The sooner we can stop living/fighting/dying for the politicians sides and start working together to stop their continued destruction, the better we all will be.


I’ll be keeping this as my cover photo on Facebook for the time being, as I see blood on the hands of those working to inflame this conflict and usher us into WWIII.

The leaders of OUR world continue to orchestrate strife and battle, forever apathetic, if not contemptuous, for the innocents that will lose their lives. They are creating a distraction to blame for inflation, supply issues, the upcoming financial crash, and the necessity of the social credit system. Those that continue to blame Russia solely for what is happening are not paying attention. 

All I can ask you, dear reader, is that in these highly emotional times, to keep top-of-mind that the same leaders who enforced excessive virus restrictions, a lack of informed consent regarding the vaccines, and incessant gaslighting and dishonesty surrounding the convoy, will now be informing us of why we must send OUR children into a global conflict.

Question everything or end up uninformed and swimming in the propaganda they will be aggressively pushing; it will only get worse from here. 

I pray for peacecompassionhumanity, but most of all unity, as these monstrous officials work their hardest to keep us apart because this is the way we are easiest to control.  

Is it foolish to believe that goodness and love will always win in the end, that if we cast out the lies of division that have been now sewn into the fabric of who we are, that we the people would have the power to come together, rip out those threads of hate, and take back our lives?

I’d rather be foolish and brave than fearful and obedient. 


How do you feel about the encroaching World Economic Forum globalist movement, and its agenda that the technocrats, politicians, oligarchs and elites hope to have rolled out by 2030?