why bob dylan is the best (political) poet of all time
  • bob dylan:how many years can some people exist before they're allowed to be free?
  • bob dylan:you fasten the triggers for others to set fire, then you sit back and watch as the death count gets higher
  • bob dylan:he went to oxford town, guns and clubs followed him down, all because his face was brown
  • bob dylan:i saw guns and swords in the hands of young children, and it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall
  • bob dylan:in the nineteen sixties came the vietnam war, can someone tell me what we're fighting for, so many young men died so many mothers cried, now i ask the question, was god on our side?
  • bob dylan:a south politician preaches to the poor white man, "you got more than blacks don't complain, you're better than them, you've got white skin"
  • bob dylan:the thing that hurt me most, when the enemy came close, i saw that his face looked just like mine
  • bob dylan:and i couldn't help but think, through the thunder sound and stink, that i was just a puppet in a play
  • bob dylan:if you can't speak out against this kind of thing, a crime that's so unjust, your eyes are filled with dead men's dirt, your mind is filled with dust.
  • bob dylan:but if all of us folks that thinks alike, if we gave all we could give, we could make this great land of ours a greater place to live.

I moved to California when I was twelve and I got a video camera and made little movies because I didn’t have any friends yet. I would force my sister to make these movies with me—which became my YouTube channel. A girl in my Spanish class found my YouTube videos and showed them to my teacher. At the end of class one day my teacher said, “pack up, movie time,” and she dropped down this screen and put on my videos. I started freaking out. Everyone was laughing and I just ran out. The girl who had told my teacher didn’t understand why I left, and she said, “You’re really funny, you should be an actor.” So that was one of the first times I thought about it.