My Musings on Old Age 27

When I was young calling someone ‘queer’ was insulting. Even those who were didn’t use that term normally. Now the GLBT community call themselves that – and it’s PC to do so.


    • Rodney Marsden on 6 November 2016 at 11:49

    Yep! Times they are a changing.

    • Glenn on 28 November 2016 at 10:14

    No slight on you Rodney but I have always found the phrase ‘Times are a changing’ a bit weak as a response. If I think it’s rude and insulting to call someone queer, I’m not going to. In fact the GLBT community (which is still a label whether accepted or not) are imposing their views on my view that calling someone queer is to be insulting. You just can’t win in on this planet.

    • Rodney Marsden on 28 November 2016 at 11:16

    Times they are a changing comes from a song. It was the battle cry for change back in the hippy era. A whole generation of long hairs grew up with it. Yep! I was a Bob Dylan fan. I have never called anyone queer nor do I intend to. Not sure what you mean by you just can’t win in on this planet, Glenn. Sounds a bit defeatist. Not really understanding you.

    The Times They Are A-Changin’
    Bob Dylan
    Come gather around people
    Wherever you roam
    And admit that the waters
    Around you have grown
    And accept it that soon
    You’ll be drenched to the bone
    And if your breath to you is worth saving
    Then you better start swimming or you’ll sink like a stone
    For the times they are a-changing
    Come writers and critics
    Who prophesize with your pen
    And keep your eyes wide
    The chance won’t come again
    And don’t speak too soon
    For the wheel’s still in spin
    And there’s no telling who that it’s naming
    For the loser now will be later to win
    Cause the times they are a-changing
    Come senators, congressmen
    Please heed the call
    Don’t stand in the doorway
    Don’t block up the hall
    For he that gets hurt
    Will be he who has stalled
    There’s the battle outside raging
    It’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
    For the times they are a-changing
    Come mothers and fathers
    Throughout the land
    And don’t criticize
    What you can’t understand
    Your sons and your daughters
    Are beyond your command
    Your old road is rapidly aging
    Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand
    Cause the times they are a-changing
    The line it is drawn
    The curse it is cast
    The slowest now
    Will later be fast
    As the present now
    Will later be past
    The order is rapidly fading
    And the first one now will later be last
    Cause the times they are a-changing
    Songwriters: Bob Dylan

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