Friday, February 06, 2009


I've been about thinking old bands and happened to recall the Grateful Dead, and happened to remember they had a track dedicated to Allah

I'm wondering if there were any Muslim Deadheads and if there was any bad blood about their 1975 release, Blues for Allah.
"Blues For Allah"
Words by Robert Hunter; music by Jerry Garcia

Arabian wind, The needle's eye is thin,
The ships of state sail on mirage,
And drown in sand,
Out in no-man's land where Allah does command.
They lie where they fall,
There's nothing more to say,
The desert stars are bright tonight lets meet as friends,
The Flower of Islam, The Fruit of Abraham.

The thousand stories have come round to one again,
Arabian night
,Our Gods pursue their fight,
What fatal flowers of darkness spring from seeds of light.

Bird of paradise fly in white sky,
Blues for Allah In 'sh'Allah,
Blues for AllahUnder eternity, under eternity,
under eternity blue,
Bird of paradise fly in white sky,
Blues for Allah In 'sh'Allah.

Or where Dead covert muslims ? after all the initial release of the album had the Arabic translations of the lyrics (only to the song Blues for Allah ).

Hunter's note in Box of Rain says "This lyric is a requiem for King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, a progressive and democratically inclined ruler [and, incidentally, a fan of the Grateful Dead] whose assassination in 1975 shocked us personally."

What with lyrics like "Let's see with our heart, These things our eyes have seen, And know the truth must still lie somewhere in between."and "The desert stars are bright tonight lets meet as friends,The Flower of Islam, The Fruit of Abraham."

No wonder there are so many deadhead hippies and leftist wankers around now who are prepared to sell us out to Islam

A Grateful Dead fan, who identified himself as Shaggy, displays a T-shirt while awaiting the start of a concert with three of the remaining living members of the band "The Grateful Dead" at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, California, February 4, 2008, ".

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Life!) - The Grateful Dead, the San Francisco cult rock band that has played at political events since the 1960s, reunited to rally support for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Band leader Jerry Garcia died in 1995. Surviving members have played together occasionally since then, most recently in 2004. On Monday, original members Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir played at a San Francisco theater a day before California's primary. "They agreed to reunite for this one-time-only event in order to lend support to Senator Obama tat led into the crucial 'Super-Tuesday' series of primaries held on Tuesday, February 5th.

(Wave that flag, wave it wide and high. Summertime done, come and gone, my, oh, my.)


"Gnadennacht" by Fidus, 1912
Fidus (1868-1949) was recognized as perhaps the greatest psychedelic artist ever, pre-dating the 1960’s multi-colored posters and albums by over a half century.

According to Webster’s dictionary (2003) a "hippie" or "hippy" is: "a young person of the 1960’s who rejected established social mores, advocated spontaneity, free expression of love and the expansion of consciousness, often wore long hair and unconventional clothes, and used psychedelic drugs".

I remember the zenith of The Summer Of Love, when the Hippie movement was in full efflorescence and I had always assumed that the Hippies were all left wing types. Whenever a Hippie is depicted in the Hollywood movies or contemporary culture they are always shown as ethnic adoring acolytes of Lenin and Trotsky, and the ideology of the Hippies depicted as some form of insipid socialism. Their environmentalism is always secondary to their loyalty to the Liberal Consensus.
This is of course a total fiction,
The Hippie movement was primarily a nationalist movement, and the Hippie movement was destroyed when activists from the Left infiltrated the movement and politicised it as an instrument of internationalism.
The true Hippies understood that the secret of saving humanity, the national environment and the Earth itself was to 'Revere Your Locality' and love and protect the natural environment where you live.


This was a classic Environmental Nationalist position with clear Bio-Regionalist principles, but the left infiltrated the Hippie movement and 'internationalised' the struggle to defend the land and the Earth as this fitted their 'internationalist ' Communist agenda at the time of the 1960's and 1970's.

I remember when I used to go to the Rock Festivals and noticed whilst wading knee deep through the mud that all the stalls all sold the exact same things and that all the hippies were wearing the same uniform.
Consumerism conquered Woodstock and the Hippies all sold out.
This process began in the Sixties with the Hippies who said that in order for us to be happy we must do as we wish, and that all social bond and conventions must be rejected if we are to be free.
This was the birth of the Selfish Society
It was the Hippies who destroyed society not the capitalists - the capitalists merely got rich exploiting what the Hippies did.
The New Socialism is where the State and the Corporations each profit mutually from each other.
Today we have worst of all possible worlds - we have Political Correctness in the Public Sphere and Consumerism/New Socialism in the Private Sphere.
The profits of the corporations are taxed and used to subsidise the Servile State and its army of socialist politically correct minions
Individualism and liberty is under attack from all sides.
Consumerism/New Socialism seeks to replace individualism with Commodity Fetishism and turn us all into the tribes of Reebok, Armani and Gap whilst Political Correctness passes ever more laws that restrict free speech and creates Thought Crimes and Hate Laws to restrict democratic debate and deny us our ancestral liberties.
We have in fact created the ultimate fascist society, where the avdertising agencies pump out the creedo 'BELIEVE, OBEY, BUY' and the Nazi Jugend of Consumerism/New Socialism all wear their uniforms of trainers, tracksuits and baseball caps.
They love who are they told to love, hate who they are told to hate and wear what they are told to wear.
Even those who are rebel are manufactured ciphers. Revolution itself has become an aspect of consumerism/New Socialism.
If you want to be a rebel then you have to become a Goth, a Hippie or a Punk - each of which are cults dominated by an image and corporate commidity supply base that peddles their rebellion/conformity to them.
We are swamped with immigrants and illegal aliens, our national environment is devastated and under threat.
On all fronts, the left and New Socialism are leading our people to ruination.


Tinct said...

I don't think Muslim radicals are smart enough to decipher song lyrics, let alone ones about Islam. Their control of the English language is nothing short of appalling.

Someone should make another song with similar tones about Islam today and see what happens as a result. We might surprise ourselves.

Anonymous said...

Daniel Webster is rolling in his grave. Is it possible to come up with a more positive description of a hippie?.... I remember being an apolitical little kid and still having a gut feeling that something was wrong and negative about dead-heads and hippies. As I've grown in knowledge, many of my world views have changed, but THAT gut feeling has consistently been confirmed

Anonymous said...

Tinct: Could it be possible that their spiritual leader allah is so pleased with their influence and achievements here in the west that therefore there's no protests? Also; respectfully and sadly I believe their command of English probably surpasses our command of allah's language.

Anonymous said...

Tinct said.. I don't think Muslim radicals are smart enough to decipher song lyrics,

They don,t waste time deciphering pop pulp. They are into their unholy scriptures, which many in the west fail to to do.

Anonymous said...

I think Zappa put the hippie scene into a nut shell in his early album
"Where Only In It For The Money"

From Flower Punk

"The youth of america today is
So wonderful
And i'm proud to be a part of
This gigantic mass deception"

Then Johnny Lyndon, at the end of the last Sex Pistols concert in NY

"Don,t you ever feel cheated"