Kay’s note: I thought I had posted this, or had it scheduled to post but I’m not finding it, so if this is a duplicate post, please forgive me.
Paul cantor of the “Jefferson Airplane” said on the Les Crane Show, “The new rock music is intended to broaden the generation gap, alienate parents from their children, and prepare young people for revolution.” There was a day when such filth was given in little papers that were sold between the covers of magazines or underneath the counter, but now they get on the television programs, look us square in the eye, and with the Supreme Court’s sanction say, “We are trying to alienate children from parents and cause revolution in America.” And we pay them to do it! How long will we be so foolish!
Bob Dylan is called by communist People World Publication as “America’s greatest poet.” LOOK magazine said that he is “unchallenged as a teen and college-crowd absolute hipster.” Here is one of his recordings:
Come, mothers and fathers throughout the land,
Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.
Your sons and daughters are beyond your command.
Your old road is rapidly aging;
Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changing,
The line is drawn,
The curse is cast,
The slow one now will later be fast
As the present now will later be past
The order is rapidly fading
The first one now will later be last
For the times they are a-changing.
So much of the music in our nation is dedicated to revolution. Phil Ochs is one of the heroes and darlings of the revolutionaries. (By the way, these songs are played on radio stations in Hammond and Chicago, and their records are selling by the millions.) Phil has one called, “I Ain’t Marchin’ Anymore.” That one is against the Vietnam War. How do you like this one for a song, “The Draft Dodger Rag”? Our boys and girls are listening to it! Phil Ochs said, “The Vietcong are right. We should support Ho Chi Minh” He has created such popular lines as “White boots marchin’ in yellow land, We’re fighting in a war we lost before the war began. We’re the white boots marchin’ in a yellow land, and Cops, soldiers of the world.” “The War’s Over” has these words:
Serve your country in her suicide
Find a flag so you can wave goodbye
But just before the end,
Treason might be worth a try.
The Lovin’ Spoonful, another singing group, published an album recently entitled, “Revolution ’69.”
- Rock music is definitely promoting the sale and use of drugs in America. In the authentic biography of the Beatles we are told that they started using drugs at the beginning of their career. This is no secret. Every time you buy their records you are paying for dope and are hooked up with a culture that is dedicated to the destruction of America and the propagation of narcotics. The Beatles have a song entitled, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” Lucy-L-in the Sky-S-with Diamonds-D- and it’s publicized LSD.” They have code words in their songs the hippie crowd understands. As they sing the songs, they are speaking about drugs.
Gordon McClendon, a Texan who owns thirteen radio stations across the country, decided to take all the music off his radio stations that had anything to do with drugs or the use of drugs. He was attacked and blasted even by a leading magazine because of his action!
If I weren’t a Christian, I think my cultural taste would be above such trash. If I didn’t believe in God, I still would find it disgusting. Not only does this jungle beat go against my Christian principles but it also opposes my culture, refinement, and taste.
Many of the leading songs have been admittedly written under the influence of drugs. Here is “White Rabbit” as sung by the Jefferson Airplane.
One pill makes you larger,
And one pill makes you small,
And the ones that mother gives you don’t do anything at all;
Go ask Alice when she’s ten feet tall
And if you off chasin’ rabbits,
Then you know you’re going to fall
Tell ’em a hookah-smokin’ caterpillar
Has given you the call.
And call Alice when she was just small
When the men on the chessboard get up and tell you where to go
And you’ve just had some kind of mushroom, and your mind is moving low
Go ask Alice, I think she’ll know
When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead
And the white knight is talking backwards
And the red queen’s off with her head
Remember what the dormouse said
Feed your head! Feed your head!
Wouldn’t Shakespeare have been proud of that? (By the way, what ever happened to Shakespeare?) We’re rearing a generation of revolutionaries, and this music has much to do with it!
Now listen to the words of the Beatles’ hit, “She’s Leavin’ Home.”
She’s havin’ fun,
Fun is the thing tht money can’t buy,
Something inside that’s always denied for many years
Bye, bye, she’s leavin’ home. Bye, bye.
I wonder how many girls have heard that “song” played by some disc jockey on a radio station and have left home to go into sin. One mother called me the other day, and she was crying as she said, “Brother Hyles, my daughter has been to your Sunday school. She has gone to your church, and she’s left home and gone over to the Village Boutique! She’s over there! What can I do about it? What can I do?” I wonder how many young girls have listened to this kind of communist-inspired filth and have left home, Mother, and decency.
I wept as I read about a rock music festival on the east coast. A half million young people attended. They said it was characterized by narcotics and nudity, yet, the merchants of the town said, “They’re fine young people” as those who do not loot stores and burn buildings. “fine young people,” but they gathered there and lived in a cesspool of iniquity, vulgarity, lasciviousness, adultery, fornication, dope and everything that’s indecent and got by with it!