It all started with Barbra Streisand: people who need people
by Jon Rappoport
April 3, 2017
A cultural turning point.
The 1964 song, People Who Need People, composed by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, made Barbra Streisand a star.
I remember radio stations playing the tune day after day. The sentiment of the lyric had people saying YES as they wiped their tears away. It was as if a repressed universal idea had suddenly emerged out of the subconscious of America, forming a new national anthem:
People who need people.
I couldn’t make head or tail of it. I felt like I’d suddenly moved to Mars.
But there it was: “People who need people are the luckiest people in the world.”
Of course, the song moved on to talk about love and finding one very special person—sure, everybody was on board with love and romance—but even…
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