Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Nostradamus: English Rock Star?

When certain people--Republicans, entirely sane and correct libertarians, sage political junkies, already disenchanted Democrats, etc.--observe with growing dismay the unpleasant prospects of the coming Democratic Mandatopia, they frequently quote "Won't Get Fooled Again" to indicate their displeased expectations: "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Heck, I've said that myself.

Upon further consideration, it's not just The Who. Other 70s-era English rock bands have predicted the political and economic events of the Aughts, up to and including the turmoil of 2008. David Bowie clearly foresaw the failure of the U.S. auto industry in his "Panic in Detroit". Not only did Bowie reveal in that song that silly people would be wearing Che Guevara t-shirts without knowing who Che Guevara was, he also observed that the unnamed protagonist(s) of the song would "[score] a trillion dollars"! Coincidence?

And there are more examples of 70s-era English rock band precognition. Indeed, just this week, Urkobold posted a video and the lyrics of George Harrison's "Taxman", which, of course, predicted the tax hikes we can expect in Bibertaria in the coming years. And Harrison's good friend Eric Clapton predicted the coming of Obama in Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love":
I've been waiting so long,
To be where I'm going.
In the sunshine of your love.
Clearly, Obama has been waiting so long to go to the White House in the sunshine of the fanatical devotion of the blind Democratic hordes. Incredible! Even more awe-inspiring is Clapton's prediction (in "Layla") that Obama and Hillary Clinton will become lovers:
I [Obama] tried to give you [Hillary] consolation,
When your old man [Bill] had let you down.
Like a fool, I fell in love with you,
Turned my whole world upside down.
And, of course, one of the great prophets of the then-coming 21st century was Led Zeppelin. From their clear foreknowledge of the destruction of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina ("When the Levee Breaks") to their prediction that immigration would play a key role in U.S. politics ("The Immigrant Song"), Led Zeppelin provided us with ample evidence of what was--and is--to come. If only we had been wise enough to heed their sage counsel!

What other wisdom and predictions can we glean from the music of 70s-era English rock bands?

7 comments:

VikingMoose said...

cuz they're projecting their fucking dumbtardedness that allowed the irresponsible fiscal and foreign policies the past eight years and wish for that outcome so their fucking dumbtardedness won't seem as fucking dumbtarded?

Pro Libertate said...

VM,

Dare you doubt the power of the 70s-era English rock band?

Pro Libertate said...

VM<

I think Jimmy Page is reaching his hand out to you, dude.

VikingMoose said...

i know i know! that's why I'm scared. scared and confused. confused and scared...

Pro Libertate said...

VM,

And maybe a little. . .dazed?

VikingMoose said...

definitely now.

somnolence...

mmmmm.

Pro Libertate said...

I feel that we're experiencing a break down in our communications.