They did after 1964 when Bob released this song, with Americans taking to the streets to end the Vietnam debacle and the draft, and usher in civil rights and women’s rights, just as they are taking to the streets today demanding economic justice as the Occupy Wall Street movement expands. In the mid-’60s, the majority of Americans supported the war, the draft and dismissed the protest marchers as a bunch of radicals, peaceniks, pinkos and rabble-rousers. In six years, that had all changed and America agreed with the protestors. This time around it’s easier, as most of the country is feeling the pain from rewarding FDR’s ‘economic royalists’ at the expense of the rest of us and already are on the side of those marching in the streets. As it says in John 8:32: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” The ‘All Street’ marchers around the country are bringing the truth, and the freedom that follows, to a nation dying from a lack of both.
“There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world: and that is an idea whose time has come.”
— Victor Hugo