Thursday, April 06, 2006

The Clash, punk, rock, paranoia & terrorism!

Britain has changed quite a bit since the 70s but punk music seems to scare people more than ever- and not just the establishment:
British anti-terrorism detectives escorted a man from a plane after a taxi driver had earlier become suspicious when he started singing along to a track by punk band The Clash, police said Wednesday.
The taxi driver had become worried on the way to the airport because Mann had been singing along to The Clash's 1979 anthem "London Calling," which features the lyrics "Now war is declared -- and battle come down" while other lines warn of a "meltdown expected."
"He didn't like Led Zeppelin or The Clash but I don't think there was any need to tell the police," Mann told the Daily Mirror.
(See other details on Punknews). I wonder if Joker-to-the-Thief has anything to worry about. After all, Bob Dylan's lyrics are also dangerously subversive:
There must be some way out of here," said the joker to the thief, (= looks like criticism against the West)
There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief.
(.../...)

"There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke. (=Wow, that's gotta be hidden terrorist cells)
(../..)
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late." (Now THAT must be a codename)
All along the watchtower, princes kept the view
While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too. (Women compared to barefoot servants? Must be Muslim extremists.. probably Saudis!)
Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl, (= Bin Laden, I'm sure!)
Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl.
Mmmm... "two riders.. approaching..." They are terrorists of course. "The wind"... codename for radioactive bomb too!

In the meantime, two babyboomer grandmothers have become the new faces of terrorism in Yorkshire. They must feel like they're back in time, 40 years ago. What a thrill!

Really, Britain is looking more like the US by the day...

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