NOT BLOWN AWAY: By Rocket Man… - America And Britain's Future
I entered the theatre a few moments late but just in time to see a figure dressed in an exotic red Devil suit with a winding tail, bowling down a long hallway escaping a large waiting audience, bursting out into the street, and hurling himself into a Taxi Cab on the way to his first nervous breakdown!
Later in the movie, back at the usual rock stars mansion, complete with the ever running poolside party crowded with hangers-on, he downed half a container of pills, rushes from his room, announcing "I AM GOING TO KILL MYSELF" and throws himself into the pool.
This was the stressed-out life of an innocent English School Boy who had by then given up his male identity assuming the woman’s highly emotional role, losing his own name and find fame as Elton John in the British and American music industry of the 1970’s, 80’s, and 90’s, becoming a household name on both sides of the Atlantic into the 21st Century.
Young And Innocent
The young innocent British teenage audience and for that matter their young parents, had NO IDEA of what was about to HIT them! Not so long before the Beatles, the British government had banned the song ‘Itsy-bitsy Teeny-weeny Yellow Polka-dot Bikini’ as being a bad influence on British youth!
Suddenly Jagger was telling them ‘Let’s Spend The Night Together,’ Lennon was feeding them songs like ‘Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds’"- LSD, and the Small Faces were telling them to Get High in the park.
The last innocent generation of British youth was no more! All of this accompanied by a ‘gay rock star in a chicken suit!’
Early Elton John…
l lived in England during Eltons early years on the music scene. The movie didn’t show his earlier performances as keyboard player with Britain’s hit making rock star Billy Fury.
But showed his qualifying for a prestigious music academy as a boy, and playing backup for visiting American artists.
Then to him composing music to the pros of an English songsmith named Bernie.
The London Music Scene
Returning home to Oxfordshire from vacationing in Spain we stopped by to visit friends in Swinging London.
They had just returned from an Elton John concert. The ladies wore ‘Hot Pants with Maxi-Coats’ in those days.
I had always heard re-hashed 1950’s American Rock and Roll in his hits and didn’t find any real originality about his music, but the nation took to him and was happy to sing along!
Of course, he jazzed it up with the way he dressed and later educated everyone on his lifestyle choice. What happened next was omitted from the movie.
The British Invasion
Elton John rode the wave of the British Invasion to America, where a similar innocent audience was waiting!
Never before had this kind of joint British and American rock bands influence been launched against the American Bobby Sox youth generation, with their innocents about to be destroyed with this onslaught, all of this done with a smile by the British bands, not a sneer.
And there was plenty of backing supplied by homegrown American long haired pot smoking musicians.
By the end of the Vietnam War America’s innocence was lost.
Driven Out of America
Elton suffered the SHOCK of having his American audience burn his albums and eject him from the US music scene for years after announcing he was gay.
He finally accepted the idea of taking on a female companion in marriage, in order to GET HIS HONY CAT BACK into the multi million-dollar American music scene. Finally, ELTON JOHN WAS BACK!
John Lennon and the Beatles were treated the same way after Lennon’s “more popular than Jesus Christ” comment, which had the Beatles records burnt before a half apology was extracted from him.
America was a much more conservative nation than the British and Europeans thought! Fifty years later not so much!
I remember Queen’s first releases in Britain! The young record-buying public was in shock!
What was the force involved in taking them from teenage pop stars like Freddie And The Dreamers to Freddie Mercury? No one including myself understood him or the sheer ‘FORCE’ behind his music, his Swedish Rhapsody and the rest!
Now we have the Freddie Mercury 2 movie being made, following America enjoying the first movie of his rise to fame.
This time the audience will be enticed back to the theaters to sit through an agonizing two hours of the decline of his health and his death by AIDS. Of course, we all sympathize, but it’s not for me Sailor.
Have We Changed For The Good?
Today anything goes! Four of America’s recent Presidents have admitted pot or other drug use!
Today a President can be elected whose wife has appeared nude in magazines. Would Kennedy have been elected if Jackie had been laid bare in GQ Magazine? Of course not!
Have we really changed for the good or ‘Are The Good Times Really Over For Good?’
So Where Are We At?
A ‘powerful force for evil’ has taken us from one extreme to the other, as he writes in the song ‘SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL’ otherwise known as ‘A SONG FOR SATAN’ taking us on a ride down through history.
He writes, I was there to see the crucifixion of Jesus Christ! I was there to see the murder of the Czar of Russia’s family! And I was there when they killed the Kennedy’s! So, “Pleased to meet you won’t you guess my name?”
In a song written by one of the Beach Boys he states “I WRITE THE SONGS THAT MAKE THE WHOLE WORLD SING” and “I AM MUSIC AND I WRITE THE SONGS!”
HE LEADS US BY THE SONGS HE WRITES, AND WE SING ALONG! Not a good influence on our lives, you may agree!
Beware of the songs which have led two generations into almost total lack of morality, drug abuse and addiction, a lifestyle which proves as chaotic as you see portrayed by these legendary figures often ending in early death.
Frozen in time “Forever young.” Elvis Presley was only forty two years old, Jimmy Hendrix even younger. Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones was found overdosed at the bottom of his pool. Janis Joplin, Mama Cass Elliot, Witney Huston, and the mother of the Country Singing Judds suicide.
The younger generation will remember Kurt Cobain and the list goes on. Please do not attempt to live this lifestyle.
Our Nations Wealth Taken Away
Why have Britain and America gone from the wealthiest nations on earth to becoming the greatest debtor nation in World History, in the same number of years it has taken to destroy our values?
This has happened since Mick and Keith, John Lennon, Elton John, and Freddie Mercury took control of our reasoning! All of these and many more heavily influenced by a powerful force for evil!
Any connection? Our morality has gone to hell don’t you agree? Do you admit the connection?Not so long ago we lead the world in setting the best example, and we enjoyed the wealth of the world!
Are you really prospering while we placidly accept all of these bad influences, lovable though they may appear to be, the music they present is like a drug, needed to survive in this crazy world?
But how far does your paycheck go these days? Does it run out before the end of the week? Don’t taxes and prices kill!
THERE IS A CONNECTION TO THE ACCEPTANCE OF THESE BAD INFLUENCES. And that is the reality of living this lifestyle. God says “My people are lost through lack of knowledge” and that is true.
Our educators, and our religious leaders have let us down, Big Time!!!
A Needed Correction
America, Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Nations of Western and North-Western Europe, suffered massive punishment in World War Two mainly fought on the European Continent, that war sent home hundreds of thousands of casualties to our humbled grieving nations.
God finally gave our nations the hard won victory in World War Two, but He receives almost no respect today, many not sure that God exists.
Two decades later came the Sixties generation tearing down society, and calling it a good thing, we see the outcome!
And so a powerful loving God who really does exist and is watching our nations suffer so badly because of breaking His Laws, will soon allow a sequence of punishments to strike our nations.
This time these will be seven times more severe than during World War Two, in order to bring permanent correction.
World War Three will be brought home to our nations, with Nuclear Destruction of British and American Cities!
Before total world peace is established by an ALL POWERFUL God who we have not known saves this world alive, and introduces the first one thousand years of total world peace, bringing true happiness for everyone!