Planet Waves FM Edition 300: Walking the Walk

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For tonight’s program — the 300th edition of Planet Waves FM — we pay tribute to two men who have walked the walk: Tom Hayden, the father of many activist movements, who left the planet Sunday; and Neil Young, who still roams and plays his guitar among us.

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Democracy Now’s full show today, containing a speech by Tom Hayden:


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Dear Friend and Listener:

For tonight’s program — the 300th edition of Planet Waves FM — we pay tribute to two men who have walked the walk: Tom Hayden, the father of many activist movements, who left the planet Sunday; and Neil Young, who still roams and plays his guitar among us [play episode here].

Tom Hayden with then-wife Jane Fonda.

To my ear, Neil, particularly his older work with Buffalo Springfield, was the perfect complement to the utter sincerity of Mr. Hayden.

Later in the program I read both of their charts, which are excellent descriptions of the dharma they have so beautifully expressed.

I cover a few other points of interest: for example, Friday’s internet outage that has so quickly slipped down the memory hole. [You can view a chart for that here.] And I take a look at how ‘local’ politics has become. I continue to sound the alarm about the “43 percent” — who are these purists, cronies and Christians who continue to support a candidate who admits and is accused of sexual harassment?

As mentioned, tonight’s edition is our 300th program. I guess that means I’ve been doing Planet Waves FM weekly since late 2010, which seems about right. It’s also our one-year anniversary of being affiliated with the Pacifica Radio Network. Here’s Pacifica’s article about us from around the time we got on board last year.

From that article, here’s one salient quote wherein I describe what we’re doing: “There is a problem with the news, in that the news is reported without any thought about its impact or actual meaning on the listeners. What I’m able to do with Planet Waves is draw the connection between the changes that the world is going through to the individual community encountering those changes…to take the material on a spiritual level. That is the essence of Planet Waves.”

Thanks for all your support over the years — our customers, clients and subscribers have made this all possible, along with the talent and goodwill of my staff, and me getting up every morning and coming to work, rain or shine.

We are proof of what you can do without advertisements for drugs, cars or anything for that matter.

With love,

PS — Here is a link to the full text of the Port Huron Statement, of which Tom Hayden was the main author. This 25,000-word manifesto from the 1960s helped shape progressive thought in America and is still relevant today.

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Chart for Tom Hayden. Click image for larger version.

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Chart for Neil Young. Click image for larger version.

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One thought on “Planet Waves FM Edition 300: Walking the Walk

  1. Amy Elliott

    The Port Huron statement is incredible. Here’s a quote:

    “Automation, the process of machines replacing men in performing sensory, motoric and complex logical tasks, is transforming society in ways that are scarcely comprehensible. By 1959, industrial production regained its 1957 “pre-recession” level — but with 750,000 fewer workers required. In the Fifties as a whole, national production enlarged by 43 percent but the number of factory employees remained stationary, seventenths of one percent higher than in 1947. Automation is destroying whole categories of work — impersonal thinkers have efficiently labeled this “structural unemployment” — in blue-collar, service, and even middle management occupations. In addition it is eliminating employment opportunities for a youth force that numbers one million more than it did in 1950, and rendering work far more difficult both to find and do for people in the forties and up. The consequences of this economic drama, strengthened by the force of post-war recessions, are momentous: five million becomes an acceptable unemployment tabulation, and misery, uprootedness and anxiety become the lot of increasing numbers of Americans.

    But while automation is creating social dislocation of a stunning kind, it paradoxically is imparting the opportunity for men the world around to rise in dignity from their knees. The dominant optimistic economic fact of this epoch is that fewer hands are needed now in actual production, although more goods and services are a real potentiality. The world could be fed, poverty abolished, the great public needs could be met, the brutish world of Darwinian scarcity could be brushed away, all men could have more time to pursue their leisure, drudgery in work could be cut to a minimum, education could become more of a continuing process for all people, both public and personal needs could be met rationally. But only in a system with selfish production motives and elitist control, a system which is less welfare than war-based, undemocratic rather than “stockholder participative” as “sold to us”, does the potentiality for abundance become a curse and a cruel irony.”

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