We Need YOU … NOW ! ! !
An URGENT Open Letter from the
Baby Boomers to the Beat Generation
And especially to the Rock ‘n’ Roll stars who inspired US
To Our Dear Older and Wiser Brothers and Sisters,
With all due respect, with great reverence, and with undying gratitude, we write to you this day—Friday, May 13th of the momentous year of 2016.
It was 50 years ago that you, the countercultural and iconoclastic Beatniks of the 1950s inspired us — the Baby Boomers — to assist you in your efforts to shut down the Vietnam War. You were the true poets and philosophers, activists and advocates, bards and balladeers of the 20th century. Above all, you were the divinely inspired musicians who composed the music that literally changed the world. Music that galvanized a peace movement the likes of which the planet had NEVER seen before. Here are just a few of those songs and ballads.
For it was only through the absolutely awesome music of the 1960s and 70s that the Vietnam War was effectively terminated by a popular movement. Let us be crystal clear: without your gifted and inspired music, there would have not been an anti-war movement nearly as powerful and pervasive as the one that transpired in the late ’60s and early ’70s. And it was from the ranks of the Beat Generation that many highly talented musicians (read inspired muses) provided some of the most powerful war protest music ever written by humankind.
Just so you know that we genuinely understand that you, the Beatniks were in fact The Greatest Generation. We repeat that it was YOU who were really responsible for the first popular movement IN RECORDED HISTORY to ever shut down a war. This never happened before, and has not occurred since.
Now that’s BIG. No, it’s HUGE! It actually doesn’t get any bigger than this accomplishment anywhere throughout the Earth realm. How can it possibly get any bigger than terminating a corporate war waged by an all-powerful and ever-burgeoning Military-Industrial Complex?!
Why are we writing to you today?
With this critical understanding, we the Baby Boomers implore you to consider assisting us in an unparalleled endeavor. We are talking about a global initiative to reawaken the desire for peace and the impulse to stop the wars worldwide. As you well know, the entire planetary civilization stands at the precipice of a veritable World War III. The ever-worsening worldwide economic and financial predicament only adds fuel to this fire.
We are fully aware that the universal language is music. Nothing crosses national boundaries and bridges cultural differences faster than music. Nothing diffuses religious conflicts and racial tensions more profoundly than music. That’s precisely why the peace movement of the 60s spread like wildfire around the globe where peoples everywhere caught the burning spirit of the anti-war fire.
Surely you see what we see throughout the world community of nations today. The apathy toward so many wars and indifference to the pain and suffering of others is quite shocking compared to the 70s. Clearly, the successive generations have been oriented in a vastly different way than we were. Generations X, Y, and Z and well as the Millennials are unaware of how “the System” has tightly controlled their destiny. After the 60s and 70s came and left, the emerging Government-Corporate Complex made sure that a corporate war would never be thwarted again. And so they have … with remarkable and stunning success.
Which brings us to the real reason that we are writing?
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Years of the Fire Monkey are imprinted with a revolutionary spirit. It was back in 1776 and is now in 2016.
Please share widely, to empower the burning spirit of an anti-war fire!
Doreen Ann Agostino
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