1971 Blood Sweat and Tears Recording Revisited – Remarkable Relevance For Our Troubled Time

Originally recorded by Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones (who could not even tune their guitars properly), vocalist David Clayton Thomas and the rhythm and blues band Blood, Sweat and Tears masterfully resurrected and re-did this piece in 1971.  VVC video has included some musical structural analysis for readers who care to indulge.

The repeated lines, “Pleased to meet you, won’t you guess my name?   What’s confusing you is just the nature of my game,” are ringing so profoundly today in our drifting, feckless, spineless, Islam-blindfolded American multi-culti culture – and throughout Western Civilization.

Author and counter-jihadist Pamela Geller once wrote that she is alarmed at the ongoing confusion about Islam’s nature and intentions for mankind.  BTW, for those readers who may not know it, Geller has thus-far been targeted by Muslims for assassination  – two times.  There are three dead  jihadis who intended to kill Ms. Geller and were dispatched to meet their maker in gunfights with law enforcement officers.

It is truly baffling how much people in high and low positions don’t know about Islam – and continue to believe in its benevolence.

While this piece of music centers around the Biblical Agent of Hell, I can’t help making the connection  between the imaginary, figurative Hell and the literal Hell on Earth which Islam in its purest form represents.

“What’s confusing you is just the nature of my game.”

Unless one knows where to look, the truth is very difficult to discern.

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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3 Responses to 1971 Blood Sweat and Tears Recording Revisited – Remarkable Relevance For Our Troubled Time

  1. larryzb says:

    2 thoughts on the above. 1. BS&T was a great band or group. Their music still sounds great today nearly 50 years later from their start in the late 1960s.

    2. Western Civilization is under attack not just from Islam. Albeit it is politically incorrect to voice this concern it is nevertheless legitimate. The Jewish factor cannot be ignored nor trivialized. Many of the social revolutionaries of the 1960s were Jews. Communism was largely a Jewish affair. There are 3 hardcore revolutionaries or, if you prefer, “social engineers” on the US Supreme Court who are ethnic Jews. Consider how Soros spends his money. Other bloggers are pointing this out to concerned readers.

    • John L. Work says:

      I’m not sure where you’re headed with your comments regarding the “Jewish factor”.

      If you’re saying that doctrinal Judaism in toto is attacking Western Civilization, I vehemently disagree. I’m not going to fault all Jews for the leftist thinking and destructive deeds of Jewish individuals, like George Soros and the judges to which you alluded. According to my research, while Karl Marx’s ancestry was Jewish, his father became a Lutheran and had the son baptized as a Lutheran. Engels also came from a Lutheran family.

      Yes, most American Jews vote for the Democrat Party. However there are also flaming right-wing Jewish American patriots, some of whom I count as my very closest friends. You can find their websites and material in my Blog Roll column at the upper right side of my site.

      While we’re on the subject of doctrine, let’s not forget that certain major Christian denominations, including Lutheran World Services and the Methodist Church, are now deeply involved in bringing Third World Muslims into the United States, by the tens of thousands, through their refugee resettlement operations. I’m an eye-witness to that in the city in which I live, which is now somewhere between five and ten percent Muslim. However, I’m not going to name doctrinal Christianity as a threat to Western Civilization.

      Lastly, other bloggers do what they do. I do what I do.

      • larryzb says:

        Thank you for your thoughtful reply.

        I merely suggest that Muslims are not the only threat to what many of us call and value as Western Civilization. We suggest you research the issue of disproportionate Jewish representation in the many subversive, and radical groups and movements in the US in the past several decades. (BTW, we are taking here about Jews as ethnic Jews (Ashkenazim) who are not necessarily religious Jews.)

        If you do not want to do so, that is fine. But, then your appreciation of the threats facing us will be, how shall we say, abridged.

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