Johanna Faust, a mixed race Jew, prefers to publish pseudonymously. She is committed: first, to preventing war, ecological disaster, and nuclear apocalypse; last to not only fighting for personal privacy & the freedom of information, but, by representing herself as a soldier in that fight, to exhorting others to do the same. She is a poet, always. All these efforts find representation here: "ah, Mephistophelis" is so named after the last line of Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus, whose heretical success flouted the censor for a time.

M.W.K.P.A. | Masters of War, by Bob Dylan


Grooveshark link fixed, note added.

You may now find links to listen (stream or otherwise) the song, or to the the official lyrics' text, after the faustian reimagining of Dylan, below, singing this song for a recent concert, which I did when I posted this in 2012 and which I decided to make full size because I fancy it is rather well done:

a faustian reimagination of Dylan

Stream may play automatically; the button with the circular arrow turns off autoplay; it may attempt to continue a playlist; listen at your own risk, as it is not my playlist. Click to stream:
"Masters Of War by Bob Dylan"  
official Bob Dylan site lyrics & purchasing here.
streaming courtesy of 
Grooveshark is Dead.  Long Live Grooveshark.
Rest in Peace Josh Greenberg. Evil to him who thinks evil.

And here is a beautiful version by Tatiana Moroz (click the arrow)

Masters of War

(h/t to 30.06 in the comments below)

Be seeing you.


  1. Masters of War by Tatiana Moroz

  2. STOP These WARS

  3. Hands Off Iran


  5. Nuke Iran until it glows. Goodness knows they deserve it.

  6. that was tasteless here. also i am sure the resultant fallout would irradiate your hypothetical allies in such a case. not well thought out.

    this has been a mature, rational exchange of ideas.

    thank you for participating.