Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to avoiding surprise medical bills! Learn more.

 

Reply
Trusted Social Butterfly
6
Kudos
968
Views

Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

968 Views
Message 421 of 448

OHIO     Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young  

 

"What if you knew her....."

 

On Friday, May 1st, 1970, myself, Allison B. Krause and approximately 20-30 other students were making anti-Vietnam war protest signs in Bowman Hall [the political science building] on the Kent State University campus in Ohio. Allison was a substantially long distance away from the Ohio National Guard unit, yet on Monday, May 4th,1970 a 13-second volley of 67 bullets fired into a crowd of unarmed students, took the life of Allison Krause.

I knew her. RIP

 

 


Merely OneTokeOTL
Report Inappropriate Content
6
Kudos
968
Views
Treasured Social Butterfly
2
Kudos
997
Views

Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

997 Views
Message 422 of 448

Sunday Bloody Sunday.  U2

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
Report Inappropriate Content
2
Kudos
997
Views
Treasured Social Butterfly
1
Kudos
1001
Views

Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

1,001 Views
Message 423 of 448

@MaVolta wrote:

@nyadrn wrote:

@MaVolta wrote:

One of my favorites, it still brings tears when I hear it . . .

 

One Tin Soldier - from 1969 - The Original Caste

 

Omg   the movie  Billie Jack 

A part-Indian Vietnam veteran (Tom Laughlin) kicks around bigots who pick on his girlfriend's (Delores Taylor) so-called freedom school. wikipedia.org

 



@nyadrn - I never saw the movie, Billie Jack. After reading the link, I'm not sure that I want to. It sounds very violent and disturbing. Maybe the movie producers saw Billie Jack as the One Tin Soldier.

 

When the song was first released in 1969, it was part of the peace movement. The lyrics of the song have something of a religious undercurrent; not sure if that was intended or just my perception. It's the story of a peaceable kingdom of mountain people who offered to share their treasure with the valley people below. The valley people are greedy and want the treasure for themselves, so they kill the mountain people. When they proceed to claim their treasure, they find the words "peace on earth" was all it said. It really tugs at my heart strings! 

 

This was my senior year in high school. We sang this song a lot, and loved it!


The movie was violent but thought provoking.  The Indian school was run by a woman who was anti violence. The boys in town picked on the kids and raped her.  Billy Jack was a war hero returned but he cannot be the pacifist that she wants him to be and she cannot protect her students.  It was a good movie.  Part of the times.  The song was very appropriate. It is so sad.  

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
1001
Views
Valued Social Butterfly
3
Kudos
1005
Views

Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

1,005 Views
Message 424 of 448

Taking  It  To  The  Streets   ==   Doobies

Report Inappropriate Content
3
Kudos
1005
Views
Trusted Social Butterfly
2
Kudos
1012
Views

Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

1,012 Views
Message 425 of 448

I Ain't Marching Anymore     Phil Ochs   1965


Merely OneTokeOTL
Report Inappropriate Content
2
Kudos
1012
Views
Highlighted
Valued Social Butterfly
4
Kudos
1014
Views

Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

1,014 Views
Message 426 of 448

From Ireland - 

 

The Wearing of the Green

Report Inappropriate Content
4
Kudos
1014
Views
Valued Social Butterfly
4
Kudos
1024
Views

Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

1,024 Views
Message 427 of 448

Blowin' In The Wind - Bob Dylan

Report Inappropriate Content
4
Kudos
1024
Views
Valued Social Butterfly
3
Kudos
955
Views

Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

955 Views
Message 428 of 448

Revolution - The Beatles

Report Inappropriate Content
3
Kudos
955
Views
Valued Social Butterfly
5
Kudos
930
Views

Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

930 Views
Message 429 of 448

We're  Not  Gonna  Take  It   ==   The  Who

Face  The  Fire   ==   Dan  Fogelberg

Report Inappropriate Content
5
Kudos
930
Views
Valued Social Butterfly
5
Kudos
933
Views

Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

933 Views
Message 430 of 448

 

           The Times They Are A-Changin'            Bob Dylan

Report Inappropriate Content
5
Kudos
933
Views
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Users
Announcements

Have a question about AARP membership or benefits? Ask it in the AARP Help Membership forum, Benefits & Discounts forum, or General forum.


multiple white question marks with center red question mark