Zero Government Blog http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ Rational Refreshing Reflections on What's Happening Now en-en Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:19:34 +0000 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/recent.gif http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/index.html http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/index.html 18A025.htm   18A025 Music of the Wars by Jim Davies, 6/19/2018       Progress is glacial, compared with what can be achieved with the TOLFA method, but by looking back a century we can see some headway in popular anti-government sentiment as revealed by what people sang. My own taste in music is traditional; any composer beginning with "B" is great, particularly Brahms and Bruckner; and I can enjoy Darius, Milhaud, Saint-Saëns, Vaughan-Williams, Elgar (whom my great-uncle once met) certainly Shostakovich and of course Copland, especially when enhanced by ELP. But generally, most of what's been written since 1950 is off my radar. However, that's just taste. Attenborough's movie of the musical "Oh! What a Lovely War" captures well the songs that were popular in England during WW1, and they reveal first a gung-ho jingoism that stirred the blood and persuaded patriotic young men to waste theirs. Its shows some chorus girls repeating: On Saturday I'm willing if you'll only take the shilling / To make a man of any one of you and the sexual innuendo helped send a generation to their pointless deaths. What goes around, comes around, though; for one or two decades following, Britain was a country of young widows and spinsters. A year or two into the conflict, enthusiasm faded fast into despair at the utter futility of it all: We're here because we're here, because we're here, because we're here and later yet a hopeless, cynical but hilarious humor appeared, from Aussie voices as Attenborough reports it: They were only playing leapfrog Songs in WW2 didn't follow that pattern. By then, people knew what war was like. Unhappily they had been persuaded, largely by Churchillian propaganda, that Hitler was evil incarnate and must be put down, or else civilization was doomed. So the songs avoided flagrant jingoism in favor of sentimental lyrics like that of Vera Lynn, now aged 101: White Cliffs of Dover augmented of course by the great Glenn Miller's "Big Band" sound, and, with victory in sight, even capturing and Anglicizing the German soldier's lament for the girl he left behind and hinting (what heresy!) that beneath the uniforms, soldiers are all very much the same: Lili Marlene The biggest and best change came, though, during the Vietnam War - and on thi Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:19:34 +0000 12A011: What's To Be Done?, 2/29/2012 Vital question. Here's the answer. http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/12A012.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/12A012.htm Read more about '12A011: What's To Be Done?, 2/29/2012 Vital question. Here's the answer. ' on the Zero Government blog... 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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:19:34 +0000 18A013: Freedom's Future, 3/27/2018 Your choice http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A013.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A013.htm Read more about '18A013: Freedom's Future, 3/27/2018 Your choice ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:19:34 +0000 18A012: Russia, 3/20/2018 A scapegoat for Democrats http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A012.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A012.htm Read more about '18A012: Russia, 3/20/2018 A scapegoat for Democrats ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:19:34 +0000 18A011: Loose Construction, 3/13/2018 Words have meaning http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A011.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A011.htm Read more about '18A011: Loose Construction, 3/13/2018 Words have meaning ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:19:34 +0000 18A010: Florida, Shrieking, 3/6/2018 without a brain in gear http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A010.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A010.htm Read more about '18A010: Florida, Shrieking, 3/6/2018 without a brain in gear ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:19:34 +0000 18A009: Billy, 2/27/2018 How religion obscures the obvious http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A009.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A009.htm Read more about '18A009: Billy, 2/27/2018 How religion obscures the obvious ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:19:34 +0000 18A008: How to Repay a $20T Loan, 2/20/2018 All it needs is honesty & integrity http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A008.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A008.htm Read more about '18A008: How to Repay a $20T Loan, 2/20/2018 All it needs is honesty amp;amp; integrity ' on the Zero Government blog... 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