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Offline Truthyness

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Democracy is Coming ...
« on: November 11, 2016, 01:44:09 PM »
Sang Leonard Cohen with impeccable irony

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU-RuR-qO4YWill cloth-eared-Trump get the message?

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Re: Democracy is Coming ...
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2016, 05:00:49 PM »
Sadly I think this one of the great poets songs is even more apt

]\"Everybody Knows\"

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That\'s how it goes
Everybody knows
Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died

Everybody talking to their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long stem rose
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that you love me baby
Everybody knows that you really do
Everybody knows that you\'ve been faithful
Ah give or take a night or two
Everybody knows you\'ve been discreet
But there were so many people you just had to meet
Without your clothes
And everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That\'s how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That\'s how it goes
Everybody knows

And everybody knows that it\'s now or never
Everybody knows that it\'s me or you
And everybody knows that you live forever
Ah when you\'ve done a line or two
Everybody knows the deal is rotten
Old Black Joe\'s still pickin\' cotton
For your ribbons and bows
And everybody knows

And everybody knows that the Plague is coming
Everybody knows that it\'s moving fast
Everybody knows that the naked man and woman
Are just a shining artifact of the past
Everybody knows the scene is dead
But there\'s gonna be a meter on your bed
That will disclose
What everybody knows

And everybody knows that you\'re in trouble
Everybody knows what you\'ve been through
From the bloody cross on top of Calvary
To the beach of Malibu
Everybody knows it\'s coming apart
Take one last look at this Sacred Heart
Before it blows
And everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That\'s how it goes
Everybody knows

Oh everybody knows, everybody knows
That\'s how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows

Truly wonderful wordsmith and because he was always there I/we took him for granted.

2016s cull of great talent continues unabated :(
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Re: Democracy is Coming ...
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2016, 10:53:35 PM »
It\'s the irony T.F.

The nation boasting the \"greatest democracy\" of the modern era and forcing its moral \"values\" round the globe whilst it is itself no such thing!

In the tortured optimism ... don\'t give up, some day it will come ... an immature nation taking toddler\'s steps towards adulthood is implicit...

Cohen\'s poetry is astonishing ... the one you cite, a favourite.

The man is* a GENIUS.


*\"is\" he will never be the past tense.

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Re: Democracy is Coming ...
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2016, 08:22:51 AM »
Quote from: \"The man is* a GENIUS. *\\\"is\\\" he will never be the past tense.\"




Nor will he be with me.
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Re: Democracy is Coming ...
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2016, 01:40:13 PM »
The nation boasting the \"greatest democracy\" of the modern era and forcing its moral \"values\" round the globe whilst it is itself no such thing!


Preach, girl!  And with all the demonstrations going on and all the ones planned....they are saying, \"Cry-baby! You LOST! Get over it!\"


They STILL think it is about politics.


Un-f***ing-believable.

I just.....weep. I\'m not even kidding.
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Re: Democracy is Coming ...
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2016, 02:35:40 PM »
I know Jan I am sorry, this is no time for preachin, yer right! It\'s time to pray!

Leaving Brexit was one thing, various complex issues motivated the votes there not just racism.

STILL, imo, COHEN said it all where the USA is concerned. He was detested by some for that reason.

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Re: Democracy is Coming ...
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2016, 06:05:33 PM »
\"Preach!\" is a term over here for \"Tell it like it is!\" .... or .....\"Right on!\" (as we used to say, back in the day). It wasn\'t an admonition. (I wasn\'t sure whether you got that or not.)


These people \"Drank the Kool-Aid\" noooo doubt.
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Re: Democracy is Coming ...
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2016, 03:52:21 AM »
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