August 16, 2017

Apparently, we're in a time to break down, a time to cast away stones.

"To everything... There is a season... And a time to every purpose, under heaven... A time to build up, a time to break down/A time to dance, a time to mourn/A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together...."

37 comments:

Shane said...

People are always thinking this is the time in history that REALLY matters, when it is just another small period of time.

Oso Negro said...

I would rather have a time to dance, but I fear it will soon be a time to kill and then a time to mourn.

sparrow said...

Funny I was thinking about these verses today. FWIW I think we need to reject the chaos and embrace charity and courtesy, but then I'm counter-cultural by nature.

Phil 3:14 said...

Vanity, all is vanity!

Oso Negro said...

Blogger Shane said...
People are always thinking this is the time in history that REALLY matters, when it is just another small period of time.

8/16/17, 7:16 AM


Of course this is the time that really matters. It's all we've got. The long term consequences of the present time's actions can only be clear in, well, the long term.

EDH said...

Hello? What kind of UV protection do those silly sunglasses really provide?

Phil 3:14 said...

All things are wearisome,
more than one can say.
The eye never has enough of seeing,
nor the ear its fill of hearing.
What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun

EDH said...

I'm assume the repeated theme of this video is hot chicks going "Byrd hunting"?

The Times They Are A Changin'

Kevin said...

Season of the Witch

sunsong said...

A time to break down is also a time to build up...

Brookzene said...

FWIW I think we need to reject the chaos and embrace charity and courtesy, but then I'm counter-cultural by nature.

Respect

Brookzene said...

Trump rally in Phoenix today. This could get really hot.

Fandor said...

Here's a quote from Michelle Obama in 2008.

"Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices; we are going to have to change our conversation; we're going to have to change our traditions, our history; we are going to have to move into a different place as a nation."

That misguided call has been put into action by the left.

Heaven help us!

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Trump rally in Phoenix today. This could get really hot.

Shame about that contingent that violently interferes with others' peaceful political speech.

Virgil Hilts said...

Trump rally in Phoenix. Its very frustrating to be a SJW here. Almost no historical statues that could offend anyone and, if there were, the SJWs would have to try and tear them down in the middle of the night. I keep waiting for the SJW groups to make the mistake of descending on Phoenix.

Fandor said...

Shane, TODAY IS THE DAY.

We don't put off today to wait for tomorrow.

The "real" SHANE called out his enemies when they continued to oppress his friends.

This day does matter. It's were we stand and where we need to fight back!

sparrow said...

Just because we're able to toss around ugly insults doesn't mean we should (I know it can be fun to indulge). Substantive reasoned discussion based on mutal respect is possble ( I know, but really it is). I've seen it on this blog in the comments section as well: it can be done, and it needn't be boring or humorless either. In fact this is one of the those rare exotic places where left and right actually do meet and take the occaisonal pause from mutual insults to engage on substance.

Roughcoat said...

I was casually acquainted with, and briefly worked with, Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, and Gene Clark. All separately, post-Byrds. Clark was in a death spiral, a sad case. Hillman was very smart and self-confident, sometimes edgy in his humor, but basically a real mensch; and, curiously, quite conservative in his outlook. Also a brilliant musician. I liked him. But I liked McGuinn the best. Sweet-natured and easy-going, a bit shy, and a down-home funny guy. Also very smart (although he masked his intelligence, slyly), also a brilliant musician. He loved America, and he loved the music of "old America."

Virgil Hilts said...

Also, I think Trump is coming to Phoenix next week. Not today.

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks, Roughcoat!

DHunter said...

You do know that this song is based on a Bible verse?

Snark said...

"Funny I was thinking about these verses today. FWIW ..."

FWIW: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gp5JCrSXkJY

Confoundingly, the idea that "nobody's right if everybody's wrong" seems to be the argument of those both sympathetic to Trump's "all sides" beliefs, and those that find that morally repugnant.

mockturtle said...

The source, of course, is Ecclesiastes 3.

pacwest said...

The tune that has been running through my head for a while now is:

"There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear"

pacwest said...

Guess I'm not the only one. Snark beat me to it.

Birches said...

I just thought today felt like a Buffalo Springfield song and then I saw the snark and pacwest comments. I've been thinking of the line "mostly saying hooray for our side."

Snark said...

"Guess I'm not the only one. Snark beat me to it."

It's a great song. You couid have entire conversations around every complete thought in those lyrics.

pacwest said...

There is some self reflection in that song that seems non existent in today's situation.

Fernandinande said...

"With the royalties he made from the song, Seeger donated 45 percent to the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions," a pro-Palestinian group.

traditionalguy said...

This may be the time for partitioning of Nations. That's what the Obama-Globalists want most of all, to divide the USA and thereby cut its power in Global affairs by 70%. That was the secret hope of the British and the French Empires the last time we let a black v. white issue cause a secession. And California has already seceeded.

But Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan had a lot of bloodshed walking along that path. I wonder how many white immigrants Wisconsin will allow in from former States? Surely those from an original of the 13 colonies should get preference...but that is just history we have deemed forgotten.

Known Unknown said...

All you hippy dippy shits always come back to this dumb song.

Known Unknown said...

"Its very frustrating to be a SJW here"

Native American / Undocumented Worker plight not enough to stoke the internal fires within?

Known Unknown said...

My comment about the song was in jest, lest anyone take offense or care.

Known Unknown said...

Internal fires within.

Duh.

How about infernal fires within?

Better?

Anonymous said...

"Thanks, Roughcoat!"

I second that.
I've been a Byrd fan since 1965 and I enjoyed your story.
It sounds like you had something to do with the late 70's Mcguinn/Clark/Hillman project(s).
I don't think Capitol Records knew quite what to do with three iconic singer-songwriter folk-rockers during the disco era. The first record was good, nonetheless. I saw them on tour a few months after the record release and that was even better. Gene Clark did seem pretty stoned.

campy said...

[...] a time to gather stones together...."

Always good to have ammo handy.

mockturtle said...

I do hope the Byrds game Solomon credit for the lyrics.