For What It’s Worth

Clarion Alley-December 22, 2015
I got a shot of this mural in Clarion Alley today.

I couldn’t miss the play on Lennon‘s lyric, war is over if you want it.
Nor did I miss equating capitalism with war.

I decided to post a tune with the photo so I wandered over to
the Internet Archive and found some Buffalo Springfield.

For what it’s Worth no longer feels like a period piece to me.

There’s something happening here
What it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware

I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

What do you think…:)


Buffalo Springfield – retrospective – 1968
Buffalo Springfield – retrospective – 1968
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At first, I think, most relatively reasonable people believed the 2016 Republican field for president was amusing, a harmless opening act to the very serious politics that would befall us when the time came.

But toward the end of February 2016 with Donald Trump winning primary after primary, and with many very serious pundits now conceding that Trump could be the Republican nominee, this harmless opening act has turned decidedly ugly.

A testament to his genius as well as a damning statement about the recalcitrant nature of the U.S., James Baldwin’s work offers disturbing commentaries on our present, especially in the context of Trump’s blatant fascism and bigotry along with the so-called mainstream Republican candidates’ coded fascism and bigotry.

Baldwin’s “Notes for a Hypothetical Novel” proves to be one such insightful work.

In this address, Baldwin admits early, “I’m certain that there is something which unites all the Americans in this…

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