Dylan Still Subversive?
It is a good thing that Bob Dylan has US citizenship, otherwise he might be in the same fix as Cat Stevens (a.k.a. Yusuf Islam). The mere singing of a 1963 song, “Masters of War,” at a Colorado High School brought in the Secret Police.
Now we know why Usamah Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri haven’t been caught. The US security services are busy sifting through old lyrics looking for the real terrorists. I suggest that they take another look at the Buffalo Springfield.
This is not a new activity. You would be shocked at how many FBI hours were logged trying to find obscenities in the slurred lyrics of Richard Berry’s “Louie, Louie” once upon a time. I kid you not.
The bad news for Dylan? The (un-)”Patriot Act II” allows the government to strip people of their US citizenship.