Tired of Waiting

June 5, 2017

Unity-in-Diversity

Unity in Diversity – (too “in a perfect world” or “kumbaya” for some). While others work feverishly to destroy diversity and unity. – image from Triune Leadership Services

Yeah there are some signs of intelligent life out there.

While some tweet out their celebrated insanity to an entertained yet comfortably numb audience, others prove their true net worth.

Billy Bragg Tweet (that damn commie): All acts of terror are a provocation. Extremists want us to accept their narrative of conflict. The best reaction is not violence but unity.

Billy Bragg – Waiting for the Great Leap Forward – released 1988

Waiting For the Great Leap Forward – lyrics (some write about love…)
It may have been Camelot for Jack and Jacqueline
But on the Che Guevara highway filling up with gasoline
Fidel Castro’s brother spies a rich lady who’s crying
Over luxury’s disappointment
So he walks over and he’s trying
To sympathize with her but thinks that he should warn her
That the Third World is just around the corner
In the Soviet Union a scientist is blinded
By the resumption of nuclear testing and he is reminded
That Dr Robert Oppenheimer’s optimism fell
At the first hurdle
In the Cheese Pavilion and the only noise I hear
Is the sound of people stacking chairs
And mopping up spilt beer
And someone asking questions and basking in the light
Of the fifteen fame filled minutes of the fanzine writer
Mixing Pop and Politics he asks me what the use is
I offer him embarrassment and my usual excuses
While looking down the corridor
Out to where the van is waiting
I’m looking for the Great Leap Forwards
Jumble sales are organized and pamphlets have been posted
Even after closing time there’s still parties to be hosted
You can be active with the activists
Or sleep in with the sleepers
While you’re waiting for the Great Leap Forwards
One leap forwards, two leaps back
Will politics get me the sack?
Here comes the future and you can’t run from it
If you’ve got a blacklist I want to be on it
It’s a mighty long way down rock ‘n roll
From Top of the Pops to drawing the dole
If no one out there understands
Start your own revolution, cut out the middleman
In a perfect world we’d all sing in tune
But this is reality so give me some room
So join the struggle while you may
The Revolution is just a t-shirt away

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