According to songwriter Scott Prato a.k.a. Starry Night, “ ‘Raise Them Up’ is about the American culture that supports never ending war and violence. We educate children and raise them up just to carry guns and go to war to die for corporate Wall Street benefit. JFK was assassinated by the real American powers that rule this country and did not want JFK taxing the global banking system that funds the military industrial complex for global domination.”
President Dwight D. Eisenhower was in office from 1953 to 1961 and was succeeded by JFK. Eisenhower presided over not only a period of economic prosperity, but an era in which the United States was the dominant economic power in the world. Despite his successful career in the military, in his farewell address to the nation, Eisenhower expressed deep misgivings about changing relationship between the military, the civilian government and industrial enterprise. He called this new dynamic the "Military-Industrial Complex". "In the councils of government," he warned, "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes." As time has gone on, however, the structures Eisenhower described have become even more entrenched.
from Conspiracy A-Go-Go,
released November 1, 2013
originally released on Operation Sun Probe (2012)
written by Scott Prato & Mike Rose