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My friend who has learning disabilities  likes “Les Miserables”,  the musical.  She has seen it, and played it many times over.  Auditory memory serves her quite well.  Internet searches are aided by spell check.  Today, she left a phone message:

Just to let you know that the oil sands and this Kindermorgan is a reminder of the French Revolution.  When angry men or people start together, remember that scene where they all come in with one voice to be heard  I don’t know  In Canada it is to say no more destruction   It is Les Miz, it’s the 2nd half,  it’s do you hear the yells of angry men,  it’s the 2nd song.    So I think it may be a good idea to listen to that and take the French Revolution that’s right now in 20 different languages.  I think now it’s time that we say enough to Trudeau.   Bye.

 

I googled “Les Miz yells of angry men“.

Up came the powerful youtube video, excerpted directly from the film Les Miserables,  “Do You Hear the People Sing?”

The 2nd line of the song is    “Singing the song of angry men“.     See the video a few paragraphs below.

 

Until I spoke with her, I didn’t understand that my friend had found a DIFFERENT youtube of the song – – her reference to “20 different languages”.

Back to google, and up comes the same song, sung by multiple Jean Valjeans, from different countries, in different languages.

You will find it below, following the LYRICS.

My friend understands that Climate Change is a huge challenge.  She understands that it’s a stupid society that allows the bees to be killed (she works on a farm that grows herbs, vegetables, hay for the sheep, cattle.  They plant, weed, grow and harvest.   She sees another pollinator, humming birds, almost every day in the summertime.  During the previous two summers,  one was a regular visitor to her window.  She knows that the “neonic” chemicals kill song birds, as well as bees.  They kill hummingbirds.

She connected “the angry men” in Les Miz to the anger over Government failure to do what it’s supposed to do:   Just to let you know that the oil sands and this Kindermorgan is a reminder of the French Revolution.

Do You Hear the People Sing” is being heard by people all over the world, in many different languages.   In our phone conversation, she told me that we are on the brink of a Revolution, just like in Les Miz.   I don’t think she knows what followed the French Revolution – – the Reign of Terror.

This time around, people who have been working for decades to establish new and better pathways, in combination with today’s connectedness, will do a better job of making the transition to something better.

For the sake of the new life being born by young mothers today,  I hope I’m right!

LATER:   FLASH MOB – I stumbled on a flash mob video of “Do you hear the people sing?”.  Didn’t have time to add it here.   Today, June 14, I went back to find it.  I googled “youtube flash mob do you hear the people sing?”.   The list of flash mobs is long.  The song has been sung and marched in many different places.  I had no idea.

So I think it may be a good idea to listen . . . .  yes!

Do You Hear the People Sing?”

 

You might take a few minutes for  2011-05-11   Revolution, song and youtube by Coco Love Alcorn (young Canadian)

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LYRICS, LES MISERABLES

“Do You Hear The People Sing?”

[Enjolras:]
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the song of angry men?
It is the music of the people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

[Combeferre:]
Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?

[Courfeyrac:]
Then join in the fight
That will give you the right to be free!

[All:]
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the song of angry men?
It is the music of the people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

[Feuilly:]
Will you give all you can give
So that our banner may advance?
Some will fall and some will live
Will you stand up and take your chance?
The blood of the martyrs
Will water the meadows of France!

[All:]
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the song of angry men?
It is the music of the people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes

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