Western Culture


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John Lennon


It has been 32 years since the death of John Lennon, a former Beatles member who died on this day in front of his hotel in New York City by a fanatic.

John Lennon dreamed of a world without war, hunger, violence, possessions, greed, corruption, or hate. However, so far we have not made any progress to achieving this, and it’s about time we do.

I have spent the day listening to Beatles and John Lennon music, remembering the messages he sent of a better world. He believed we could make it, we shouldn’t let him down.

Here’s his song “Imagine” for us all to enjoy, as we too dream of a better world as he did.

Jamendo


Pirating has become a big issue when it comes to companies trying to get their money, and people are wanting to get stuff for free instead of paying for them. The one things I always ask myself is, why don’t they just download music and games that are given to them for free. If you have ever used Linux, you’ll know that they have a synaptic package manager (in most distributions) that is filled with free software, including games; most of which is open-source, allowing you to access the code, and even make your own version. Then, when it comes to music, there is a great site I found called Jamendo. Jamendo is a music site where people upload music they make themselves under a creative commons license (here’s some more info about the creative commons license: <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/>). On this website there are songs by millions of people around the world of many different genres. You may think that since they are free to download they don’t get any money, well, that’s not entirely true, there are people who will put their music under a cc (creative commons) license in such a way that you need their permission to use it for commercial use, there are also donations to the artists that make the songs. Here’s the link to the website: <http://www.jamendo.com/en>.

If you look online, you will find a ton of music, art, games, applications, operating systems, movies, and more, that are under a creative commons license. For example here’s an electronic song from an artist from India:

Please take a look at the music they have on this website, maybe you’ll like something!
Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed.

Rage Against the Machine – Testify


This band makes many left inclining songs which you can find most of on YouTube if they haven’t already been marked as “inappropriate”. This song talks about the lack of choice in the elections of 2000 in the United States of America, for even though there were two choices, one republican and another democrat, it was the choice between evil and lesser evil, this guy will hit me 20 times and this guy will hit me 19, which am I going to choose? 19 of course, but I still get hit close to 20 times either way. Another thing which I took a laugh at during the video, at moment 2:06 it shows a lesbian couple kissing and then immediately after George W. Bush taken a back, as if he was watching it. So much for land of the free.

Make it a good day or not, the choice is yours.

Working Class Hero – Green Day


This is a song originally by John Lennon from “The Beatles” that “Green Day” modified to make their own version. It talks about the pain and suffering that the working class endures, and how even then the rich and powerful try to prevent an uprising by giving us cheap commodities, defending their power with religion and to keep on telling us that we can all be at the top, when in reality we are doomed in this system to stay at this dreadful state. I hope you like this video:

Here is the original song by John Lennon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njG7p6CSbCU

Thank you, make it a good day or not, the choice is yours!

Red Flag – Billy Talent


This is a song that I find is related to leftism, tell me what you think about it.