Something to think about …. “The Destruction of America”!!


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~~June 24, 2015~~ 

AMERICA WILL BE DESTROYED FROM WITHIN

Is it too cynical to say that this quote will always be poignant in American politics?

Can you truly look at the current state of affairs and refute what Mr. Lincoln said?

I’m feeling pessimistic and truly don’t see a way back.

Has America crossed the point of no return?

Prophetic words indeed … in my humble opinion.

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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War — its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.

In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.

An exceptionally astute politician deeply involved with power issues in each state, Lincoln reached out to the War Democrats and managed his own re-election campaign in the 1864 presidential election. Anticipating the war’s conclusion, Lincoln pushed a moderate view of Reconstruction, seeking to reunite the nation speedily through a policy of generous reconciliation in the face of lingering and bitter divisiveness. On April 15, 1865, six days after the surrender of Confederate commanding general Robert E. Lee, Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate sympathizer.

Lincoln has been consistently ranked both by scholars and the public as one of the three greatest U.S. presidents.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln

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These words, spoken by Mr. Lincoln, are as true today as they were when he first said them

At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it?

Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow?

Never!

All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected?

I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad.

If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.

As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

Abraham Lincoln,The Lyceum Address (1838)

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“As it appears in … full read/full credit” 

http://www.thefederalistpapers.org/us/abraham-lincoln-on-americas-destruction

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To start the day …. “Eve of Destruction”!!


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~~March 29, 2015~~ 

Not the usual theme or topic “to start the day”. Yet I haven’t been able to shake off this feeling of apprehension …. “something is going to happen thing”.

It all started as I read a post about the Indiana “Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993“. I read different reactions from the public, other Facebook users and plenty more op-eds about this topic.

One of the Facebook users made a comment about this song. I’m very familiar with it and revisited it this morning. 

It’s sad to think that we could be very close to this day. 

There is so much hatred, so much destruction, so much discrimination, so much negativity present on our Earth ….. what would be the solution??
Any thoughts?

Sometimes it seems that we’ve crossed the “point of no return”!!

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Eve of Destruction” is a protest song written by P. F. Sloan in 1965. Several artists have recorded it, but the best-known recording was by Barry McGuire.

This recording was made between July 12 and July 15, 1965 and released by Dunhill Records. The accompanying musicians were top-tier LA session players: P. F. Sloan on guitar, Hal Blaine (of Phil Spector’s “Wrecking Crew”) on drums, and Larry Knechtel on bass. The vocal track was thrown on as a rough mix and was not intended to be the final version, but a copy of the recording “leaked” out to a DJ, who began playing it. The song was an instant hit and as a result the more polished vocal track that was at first envisioned was never recorded.

McGuire’s single hit #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the UK Singles Chart in September 1965.

“As it appears in …. “

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eve_of_Destruction_%28song%29

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~LYRICS~

The eastern world, it is exploding
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 destrction.

Don’t you understand what I’m tryin’ to say
Can’t you feel the fears I’m feelin’ today?
If the button is pushed, there’s no runnin’ away
There’ll be no one to save, with the world in a grave
[Take a look around ya boy, it’s bound to scare ya boy]

And 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 sitting 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
You may leave here for 4 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, tell me over and over and over and over again, my friend

You don’t believe
We’re on the eve
Of destruction
Mm, no no, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
of destruction.

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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This song was written and published 50 years ago. The initial pictures show the happenings of times when it was released. As the pictures change, you see different events, government officials, presidents, senators …. wondering: What has changed during these 50 years?

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