The Last Furlong

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The more money you make, the more you can sing the blues


Jimmy Hendrix once challenged about singing protest/blues songs even though he now had money, said “The more money you make, the more you can sing the blues.”

Jimmy Hendrix just wanted to be left alone to play guitar. But he was absolutely right on that comment. With money and privilege, we can protest anything.

I think education is a privilege. Having money is a privilege. In good hands, they are tools for progress .

Everyone with privilege should protest those things which are wrong. Jimmy was able to protest because what was wrong in those days was so CLEAR.

Nowadays, much of what is “wrong” is offered to us by tame media and social engineering – and education! – as “right”. We have unpacked the war talk, the art of prohibition, and a political correctness that rivals the righteousness of privileged society that Jane Austin would have written about.

We live in a world of fake. “The more money you make, the more you can sing the blues.” only applies to the privileged. Millions sing the blues, but are never heard.


Author: thelastfurlong

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

4 thoughts on “The more money you make, the more you can sing the blues

  1. We were just discussing a very similar idea yesterday. It was around how education is the answer in our country and everyone is waiting for everyone else to do it. It was a good conversation.


  2. I have always been short of money. This is normal for me. And when I actually had any, it was spent on the education of my children at a Public School.
    Mind you, I didn’t half ever have to work hard, and deprive myself of luxuries during that nigh on twelve long years. I have cleaned more lavatories than most people have had hot dinners. There was never any decent education for me. So I have no qualifications. That was the norm for working class girls of my era. Yes, I do mind a bit, but nothing that interferes with my life in general.

    I sort of ran out of steam after the Boarding School Fees, and decided that enough money was enough money.
    I never did become accustomed to luxuries of any kind, so obviously I didn’t need them.

    I do Protest sometimes, when I find something that matters to me, but I am no longer quite so vociferous. It is often what you don’t do that matters the most.


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