Sunday, December 09, 2012

DEAR MRS. ROOSEVELT : Dylan covers Guthrie's FDR Tribute

Franklin Roosevelt is the subject of a new movie starring Bill Murray. Unlike the new movie about Lincoln, this one is more of a comedy, and focuses on the sex life of a man who was pretty lively for a polio victim, and someone who had the weight of the world on his shoulders with the Great Depression and then World War II. The movie will probably turn up on PirateBay or KickAss any day now, which hacktivists would tell you is the ultimate "freedom."

They don't know FDR's speech on "The Four Freedoms."

They're too busy invading the freedom of others by thefts and pranks to actually school themselves in economics, politics, social responsibility or The Golden Rule. By warping the concept of "Freedom" these little Hitlers are doing what Adoph did during Roosevelt's era: using greed to trump morality. He took from the Jews and gave to the haters. And the haters cheered. Yes, took Jewish stores and Jewish money and ultimately, Jewish lives. And most of Germany applauded this. Just like so many reasonable people see nothing wrong with insane piracy (not a blog being educational but a torrent throwing every new album and movie and book out there and making a profit for its owners).

Hitler nearly took over the world just by scapegoating and using the Jews. Now take a look at Herr Schmidt of Google, for example, who openly cheated the British out of millions in taxes. Don't bother to Google it, here's a quote from the London Daily Mail the other day: "“The boss of Google last night said he was ‘very proud’ of the elaborate structure that helped the search giant slash more than £200million from its UK tax bill last year."

Let's not forget the German who changed his name to 'Kim Dotcom' and became one of the richest men when he emigrated Down Under...taking his Megaupload millions with him. Money that went into his pocket and not to the artists he stole that he even swindled from premium account payers, who should've gotten the service free since the bastard was making millions on ads alone. Greed can be blinding.

People wonder how the Germans could allow the Jews to be exterminated? Same way dress-up "pirates" and Kim Dotcom-types scapegoat artists and their reps for their own profit. Kill the Jews and that's the "final solution." Get "free music" and books and movies, and that's Nirvana, and you exterminate EVIL record stores, movie rental outlets and book shops! Pretend Sony is a big monopoly...but not Burger King or Tesco, because to get something "free" at Burger King or Tesco you'd have to leave Mommy's basement, and you just might get your ass thrown in jail. So just play on the Internet where it's easy to be goose-stepping over copyright, shouting "we're freedom fighters…music should be free…books…magazines…newspapers…porn…" with the same lack of conscience the SS had in physically stomping the Jews, the gays, Poles, Serbs, Soviets and any others they decided had no rights.

Assange would tell you that he's a freedom fighter, and wants transparency…when it comes to your records, what's on your computer, or what your social security number is. He and the four Swedes from Pirate Bay, and various bratty Hacktivists, all set themselves up to dictate what should be free and and if you don't agree you get victimized. Sounds like these "freedom fighters" are just a new breed of dictators and bully boys. That's because it takes a great man to be in power and not be totally corrupt. A man like Roosevelt. Or Washington, who refused to become King of America and instead helped create a nation based on a "Bill of Rights" and "freedom," where people are free to pursue happiness as long as their happiness doesn't involve hurting someone else or taking away someone else's rights with disdain and derision for the damage done.

On January 6, 1941, amid war caused by insane tyrants and dictators, Franklin Roosevelt delivered his "Four Freedoms" speech. He said:

"We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression -- everywhere in the world.

The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way -- everywhere in the world.

The third is freedom from want….which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants -- everywhere in the world.

The fourth is freedom from fear which….means a world-wide reduction of armaments (so) that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor-- anywhere in the world.

That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation. That kind of world is the very antithesis of the so-called new order of tyranny which the dictators seek to create with the crash of a bomb.

To that new order we oppose the greater conception -- the moral order...without the concentration camp or the quick-lime in the ditch. The world order which we seek is the cooperation of free countries, working together in a friendly, civilized society.

….Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere."

70 years after Roosevelt gave his speech, we are faced with more tyrants than ever. Wannabe's like Saddam, Moammar and Osama didn't think they'd end up dead in the dirt like Hitler or hanging from a rope like Mussolini. Self-entitled egotists always think they're special, just as Assange doesn't want you to look closely at how he makes money or how he gets his sexual pleasures. No, YOU and your bank and your government should let him take all the information he wants. Because he's the great dictator Assange. No different from Putin or the latest lunatic in North Korea or Iran.

Added to these tyrants, we have the Internet bully boys. Whether uploading an entire Beach Boys discography, or re-upping a fresh blog, or tormenting a schoolmate or "getting even" with Gene Simmons for not looking the other way at idiots stealing his music, or hacking a police site and posting a foppish Vendetta mask and taking credit for being an anonymous coward, the message to the victims is: YOU have NO FREEDOM. YOU have no rights. Do as we say OR ELSE." No difference between radical Islam and some bratty Brit in Mommy's's all intolerance and no respect for the rights of others.

If YOU are in a business that makes money from something that can be downloaded free on the Internet, YOU aren't free to make your living without interference. You, like some shopkeeper giving payoffs to the Mafia, are supposed to live in fear of reprisals...when Roosevelt said we should have nothing to fear but fear itself! YOU are supposed to become the unwilling partner of a Kim Dotcom (of which there are many) who are clever enough to use Hitler or Mussolini tactics and paint themselves as Robin Hoods and "freedom" fighters while pocketing a fortune.

Roosevelt had other ideas of freedom…and "a moral order." His golden rule involved "human rights" everywhere in the world. Including cyberspace. "Human rights" means the right to your property and your privacy, and that what is yours isn't "free" to be "shared" without your permission. It's a tyrant who gives you "Chilling effects" when you ask that your rights be respected. It's the power-made, arrogant bullies, like the Pirate Bay bunch, who laugh at you and spit in your eye when you tell them that what you own shouldn't be "shared" without your permission. Do they care that you're about to go bankrupt, that you are depressed and helpless, or that you want to be paid for your work? They care as much as the Nazis cared about the Jews.

Bob Dylan once said that all the truth in the world adds up to one big lie. It sure does if it's told by somebody like Assange. Or Putin. Or some jerk behind a silly looking effeminate Vendetta mask. Or a "pirate." Dylan's heroes didn't hide in Mommy's basement behind a computer, taking away the rights of others and using the word "freedom" as an excuse to steal. And below, Bob sings "Dear Mrs. Roosevelt," which was written by Woody Guthrie in tribute to the late great Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who fought Hitler and said "Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere." Including the Internet.

Dylan sings Dear Mrs. Roosevelt

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