You can find the album track "Brown shirts" on the 1992 CD "Temporary Road"

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24th homemade video (September 13, 2020)

On September 13, 2020 John wrote:"
Home Video # 24 - Brown Shirts, from my 1992 CD Temporary Road.


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.. John Gorka - Brown shirts (2020)  

 


Brown shirts (Lyrics)


Brown shirts here in the white house
Brown shirts up on top of the hill
Brown shirts can you hear them marching
I swear they are marching still

Brown shirts for the good of the country
Brown shirts pride all over the land
Brown shirts give us law and orders
You'll know when you raise your hands

Brown shirts is this how it all started?
Brown shirts oh no worse than their kids
Brown shirts sure they're tough on the bad guy
Though they made him what he is



 


Brown shirts
Brown shirts
They're a little more subtle now
Brown shirts than the "house painter" man
Brown shirts speak of God as their witness
But they would kill Jesus again


Brown shirts here in the white house
Brown shirts in their black limousines
Brown shirts over here in the new world
With fresh red unspeakable schemes.

 

 

John Gorka- Brown shirts (videosession)
"Brown Shirts" is the last song of the 6th video session for the John
Gorka video website. John Gorka played four songs for this session
on October 25, 2017 in the Hague, The Netherlands.

John Gorka - Brown shirts (Live)
John Gorka live at Gashouder Podium in Dedemsvaart,
the Netherlands on October 29, 2017.

 

 

 

John Gorka in a January 1992 interview "The dark optimist" (by Anil Prasad) about "Brown Shirts":

Anil Prasad: You've got an interesting perspective on the world around you.

John Gorka: I never know what I'm going to say. The interview process is interesting for me, because it makes me think about things I have vague feelings about, things I haven't put into words before. I just feel a certain way about something. Yeah, it makes me think and put into words what I have feelings about. It's interesting—the political thing—that's the thing I've been wondering: Is this the way it's always been and I'm just waking up? Or have things really gotten worse? It seems like the pendulum has swung too far to the right and it's bordering on fascism. I've got a song, it'll be on the new album, it's called "Brown Shirts" It's kind of about that. Especially when I heard George Bush, after the war, talk about the New World Order. When I heard that, I said, "That sounds vaguely fascist." So I read a biography of Hitler, and there was one passage there saying that Hitler read this pamphlet and got involved in this group. It was kind of a discussion group that was like a forerunner of the Nazi party, and they had this pamphlet they had printed up with their ideas. Two of the phrases that captured his attention, one was "National Socialism" and the other one was "New World Order." So there I was able to find a confirmation of that feeling I had before that it was a fascist kind of thing. I don't even know if they were aware of that. I think that's a danger in all people, where they think their way of ordering the world is the right way, and so whatever means, whatever it takes to get that order is the right way, and is justified. You can justify anything—the ends justify the means. And the United States being the policeman of the world scares me. Especially when I hear more about that One World government. If it's a One World government and it's a bad government, that's worse than having communism and totalitarianism and our form of democracy. It's scary. Especially the way CNN and the way the media has been manipulated and watered down, like USA Today, where there's no depth at all.

It seems like the world has gotten so complicated that people want to be told something to make them feel better because facing the truth is so overwhelming that they don't want to deal with it. So they'll accept something that's an oversimplification or a complete lie just because they can pay attention to their own lives. It's great to see all of the reaction to the JFK movie. I think it's great. I've read a lot of those books and it kind of fits in with some of the things that are going on now with Bush and the CIA Just that, what kind of people can these men be and call themselves patriots and then lie to the people they are supposed to be representing? I don't understand that. I would like to believe in the President—that if he has to lie he was doing it for national security or for a good reason that's too complicated to go into. But that's not what's happening, they're lying to protect themselves, and to protect their position, and to protect their power. Not for anyone else's good but their own. And that's really frightening. I'd like to have leaders we can believe in. But maybe that's naive.

Anil Prasad: Well, if history is any indication...

John Gorka: Yeah, I look around and travel around and meet the people who make up a small part of the world, and I'm amazed at how much talent there is out there. Not just music or art but just the kind of minds that are out there. But if you look to the government for leadership, there's nothing there. It's a total vacuum. They're weathervanes, not leaders, that blow whichever way the wind goes, whichever wind is strongest. Like Bush said, he'll do whatever it takes to get elected..

 

 

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