REALNEO Song of the Day: Tomorrow Never Knows, by John Lennon, RIP

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 12/10/2009 - 20:01.

As Eternity remembers, John Lennon passed away 29 years and a few days ago. I remember exactly where I was when the news hit me he died... I was walking down Broadway, in New Orleans, on the way to class and I saw a sheet hanging across a shotgun porch with RIP John Lennon painted in large letters - a pre-Internet shout-out of outrage, remembrance and sorrow.

That was a moment when I realized, Tomorrow Never Knows... best ever, from the Beatles... Turn off your mind, relax and float down stream...

Turn off your mind, relax and float down stream,
It is not dying, it is not dying

Lay down all thought, surrender to the void,
Is it shining? Is it shining?

That you may see the meaning of within
It is being, it is being

Love is all and love is everyone
Is it knowing? Is it knowing?

That ignorance and hate may mourn the dead
It is believing, it is believing

But listen to the colour of your dreams
Is it not living, is it not living

Or play the game "Existence" to the end
Of the beginning, of the beginning

 

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life flows on within you and without you

 

We were talking-about the space between us all
And the people-who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion
Never glimpse the truth-then it's far too late-when they pass away.
We were talking-about the love we all could share-when we find it
To try our best to hold it there-with our love
With our love-we could save the world-if they only knew.
Try to realize it's all within yourself
No-one else can make you change
And to see you're really only very small,
And life flows ON within you and without you.
We were talking-about the love that's gone so cold and the people,
Who gain the world and lose their soul-
They don't know-they can't see-are you one of them?
When you've seen beyond yourself-then you may find, peace of mind,
Is waiting there-
And the time will come when you see
we're all one, and life flows on within you and without you.

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It's brilliant...a great video and message

Holy cow! What a great video and message.

This is what true Progressive enlightenment is all about.

It's brilliant...simply incredible ;-)

Eternity

Truths about truth and terrorism in America

From the NY Times, today:

Blackwater Guards Tied To Covert Raids by the C.I.A.

Private security guards from Blackwater Worldwide
participated in some of the C.I.A.'s most sensitive
activities -- clandestine raids with agency officers against
people suspected of being insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan
and the transporting of detainees, according to former
company employees and intelligence officials.

The raids against suspects occurred on an almost nightly
basis during the height of the Iraqi insurgency between 2004
and 2006, with Blackwater personnel playing central roles in
what company insiders called "snatch and grab" operations,
the former employees and current and former intelligence
officers said.

And these psychos are running around free in the world today... and are not "registered" like sex offenders

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What are our options?

Norm,

It's really disturbing...this lates news about Blackwater.  And with so many of the Bush-era secrets still just now reaching the surface, having been hidden and suppressed for so long, the horror of the "Bush Doctrine" continues to bubble up like a never-ending flow of toxic, nuclear lava.

And of course with Obama willingly embracing so many of Bush's police state policies, is it even reasonable to expect this cycle of dysfunction to end during his term(s) as President?

What are our options?

Too, compared to 30 years ago, how do we define America today?  Is it really honest to continue to try and posture ourselves as a nation any better than other less honorable government like the ones in China, Russia, England and Israel, for instance?

America has definitely changed, but has it been for the better?  That indeed is a challenging--difficult--question to answer.

Any ideas?

Eternity