Sep 13

There Is A Season

(4 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace…

It’s been more than 50 years since he wrote it, and 2 more years it’ll be 50 years since they released it.

The lyrics are taken almost verbatim from the Book of Ecclesiastes.

Handwritten lyrics to the song were among the documents donated to New York University by the Communist Party USA in March 2007.

45% of the royalties for the song are donated to the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions because, in Seeger’s own words, “[in addition to the music] I did write six words“.

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    • Edger on September 13, 2013 at 5:12 am
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    America’s ‘Suez Moment’ Has Arrived

    Russia has now almost single-handedly precluded the US government from carrying out an attack in Syria.

    And the Russian President has even taken his case to the American people in which he eloquently criticized both US policy as well as the notion of American exceptionalism.

    Vladimir Putin is a brute. But he commands a nation that has all the power and might it needs to stand up to the United States and the rest of the West.

    Just a few months ago, it was the Russians who wagged their fingers at European governments for confiscating bank accounts in Cyprus, comparing such tactics to the Soviet Union.

    It’s also been the Russians who have stood up to the West and given sanctuary to Edward Snowden.

    All of this would have been unthinkable ten years ago. And this may very well be the event that future historians look back on as the day America lost its global dominance.

    This isn’t anything to cry about. The world isn’t coming to an end, it’s just changing. And this has been happening for thousands of years.

    The Italians have been the world’s superpower at least twice in history- once during the time of ancient Rome, once during the Renaissance. The Chinese, Spanish, and Persians have all had their time atop the throne.

    Power and wealth shift from time to time.

    Turn, turn, turn…

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