Why are you rebelling against the institution but yet not the new boss to come that will be just as bad?


My personal thoughts on rebellion


People often want to rebel against the culture they came from, unfortunately few people ever want to rebel against their own generation, which they see as far too similar to themselves.
A lot of the **** I’ve faced has not been at the hands of older people but by my own peers. Perhaps that is why I have internalized the idea of male submission… and also of rebelling against masculine gender roles... I’m not thinking of rebelling against the institution that IS these days but the institution to come. If we’re going to have a revolution even a peaceful one I want to make sure it  is actually revolutionary and so far I see my generation and even the one that came after it as having a LOT to learn

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As for me? I answer in lyrics....


the who - Won’t get fooled again.

We’ll be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals that they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgement of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the song

I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again

The change, it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the fold, that’s all
And the world looks just the same
And history ain’t changed
‘Cause the banners, they are flown in the next war

I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again
No, no!

I’ll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half alive
I’ll get all my papers and smile at the sky
Though I know that the hypnotized never lie
Do ya?

There’s nothing in the streets
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Are now parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight

I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again
Don’t get fooled again
No, no!

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss
ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
31-35, M
1 Response May 24, 2012

The song remains the same. Led Zep
The new boss is now the old boss.
Plus ça change, plus ça même change