The Revolution that never was

The Beatles are arguably one of if not the most influential band in Rock ‘N’ Roll history. This buzz is not about that argument. This buzz is about one song that keeps influencing me almost daily.

You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world

The only revolution I ever desire to give my voice or energy to is the revolution of art and the ongoing war of ideas.

It’s been said that storytellers rule the world. Storytelling is an art form that belongs in the hands of the artists. For over 300 years we had a period of time we call the renaissance where the storytellers and the artists led a revolution in the evolution of thought.

In order for a species to evolve, their thinking must evolve as well. When I daydream about the revolution that never was, I see a bloodless evolution of the species. The world is changing and the human species is changing along with it. It’s the wave of change of the generation and the day.

We are not merely wanting to change the world anymore, we are changing it every day.

But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out

I’m a pacifist by choice after training myself in martial arts and in a way making a weapon of myself. I have had to use it once and that was enough for me to easily choose a life of non violence. If you have never come within seconds of killing someone one there is no way to explain how you see yourself after that moment. If you have never taken a life, ditto.

Too many veterans live with the PTSD that moment causes. Too many don’t get the care they need. Too many are homeless.

Whether it helps or not, can we stop killing each other for a day please and thank you.

Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright
Alright, alright

I often refer to the song Carry On as the song that keeps me going while waiting for other dreamers to join the us that is ever growing us that all listen to Imagine by John Lennon as a sacred song of holy worship.

You say you got a real solution
Well, you know
We’d all love to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution
Well, you know
We’re all doing what we can

There is no master plan that anyone of us could devise that would really work. It has to be designed as it fits as we go. Massive world change takes time and small steps.

Take the time to think globally and be a part of the ongoing refinement that is our shared evolution of thought and then do something locally with it.

But if you want money for people with minds that hate
All I can tell you is brother you have to wait

Forget about the hate and heal the pain.

Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright
Alright, alright, al…

It’s the only way it will ever be alright.

You say you’ll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it’s the institution
Well, you know
You’d better free your mind instead

Who knows what form change is going to take?

I have a few ideas.

No one human has the right to dictate life for the rest.

If you think it should be you, please get your head examined immediately. You have lost touch with reality.

But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao
You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow

Take out Chairman Mao and insert vile politician or head of whatever country works for you.

Don’t you know know it’s gonna be alright
Alright, alright

It’s going to be alright when we work to make it so.

 

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