The Human Nature of Veterans Today


The story behind Michael Jackson’s popular song “Human Nature” is as follows:


One day, one of M.J.’s musical script writers went to collect his daughter home from school.  He arrived to find her crying as she said she’d had a terrible day.  First she fell off a swing and then a boy came by and hit her – for no apparent reason whatsoever.  She kept asking her father (as all children often do) the simple repetitive question, “Why?” And so was born the idea for the song “Human Nature” with its lyrics ‘why, why’ – as the father attempted to explain to the child that it was just the way humans behaved sometimes.  Perhaps the boy had hit her because it was just his way of trying to gain her attention because he liked her.  


Children are often so full of curiosity and are constantly asking questions:  Why this… why that… to the annoyance of their long-suffering parents.  Such innocent childhood curiosity and wonder doesn’t just end at childhood, as even hardened military veteran men and women still innocently ask the simple question, “Why?”– Especially when the things they observe make absolutely no sense whatsoever.    For example, Dennis Cimino is always asking the simple repetitive question “why?” – Especially whenever he thinks about the work of Gordon Duff (aka Bob Foote) at “Veterans Today”.  The following statement by him illustrates his propensity to innocently ask “Why?” – Whenever contemplating Duff’s “human nature” in relation to violence and evil.  Is Duff just seeking attention by his seemingly ‘violent’ behaviour – perhaps because he secretly loves his fellow veterans in a shy and strange kind of way, or is there something far more sinister behind his actions?  Dennis Cimino states the following about Gordon Duff:


“…as for the infighting in the TRUTH movement, it’s way off the scale now.  Fetzer’s mad at me for denouncing his belief in the obviously fake shit Duff put out as reality.

Ian believes in Duff a bit more than I do, we had a dialogue in the past day about Duff being a ‘legal counsel’ to DuPont corporation, a known ‘jewish’ company that profited extensively by making NAPALM and WHITE PHOSPHOROUS and AGENT ORANGE via their subsidiary, OLIN CHEMICAL CORPORATION, during Vietnam.

as you can imagine, Gordon likes to brag about his Vietnam service as a ‘grunt’ in the field….but then goes to work for a jewish company that aided and abetted in the destruction there.  Make sense to you?

that’s almost STOCKHOLM SYNDROME in nature, if you get where I am coming from.

anyway when I reminded everyone about DuPONT and their subsidiary OLIN and these nasty things they profited from used in Vietnam, I got not one word back from the Mighty Duff (just like the Mighty Quinn from the old song)

“Come on 911 Truth Out…Come on 911 Truth In…you’ve not seen nuthin like the Mighty DUFF!!!” (could be the new lyrics).

of course you shouldn’t direct quote me verbatim here but if Duff served in a combat role in Vietnam as he asserts, why on earth would he work for the very company that aided and abetted in the wholesale slaughter of more than 4 million vietnamese and more than 89 thousand American’s in that stupid WAR FOR PROFIT FOR JOOZ???


 – Dennis Cimino (quoted via e-mail in 2014)


Notice how Dennis Cimino ends his above statement with the profoundly poignant simple question “why?” Years of mind-control conditioning by the military-industrial complex still hasn’t destroyed Dennis’s childlike innocent curiosity.  His question is sincere and heartfelt with a profound need to know.  Such innocence brings out the parental motherly/fatherly instincts in everybody, and we all just want to give him a great big hug and reassure him that everything will be alright in the end.


Even the Angels in Heaven once cried out, “Why?!” – When they first came to know of Allah’s intention to create humanity.  They just didn’t understand why Allah would create a creature that would cause so much bloodshed on Earth.  Allah’s reply to their question is explained in the Holy Quran.  Humans have the capacity to be like the “lowest of the low” or “the highest of the high” of heavenly creatures. Their special gift is that they have the freewill capacity to choose what they’d like to become.  Karen Armstrong talks about “human nature” in relation to Islam in the first part of this YouTube video:

The Quran in the West Today:

Published on 27 Mar 2017

A discussion in Oslo, Norway with Joseph Lumbard, Karen Armstrong, and John Esposito:


“Human Nature”
Michael Jackson
Produced by Quincy Jones

Human Nature Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Looking out, across the nighttime
The city winks a sleepless eye
Hear her voice, shake my window
Sweet seducing sighs
Get me out, into the nighttime
Four walls won’t hold me tonight
If this town is just an apple
Then let me take a bite

If they say why, why
Tell them that it’s human nature
Why, why does he do me that way
If they say why, why
Tell them that it’s human nature
Why, why, does he do me that way

[Verse 2]
Reaching out to touch a stranger
Electric eyes are everywhere
See that girl, she knows I’m watching
She likes the way I stare

If they say why, why
Tell them that it’s human nature
Why, why does he do me that way
If they say why, why
Tell them that it’s human nature
Why, why, does he do me that way

[Verse 3]
Looking out, across the morning
The city’s heart begins to beat
Reaching out, I touch her shoulder
I’m dreaming of the street

If they say why, why
Tell them that it’s human nature
Why, why does he do me that way
If they say why, why
Tell them that it’s human nature
Why, why, does he do me that way


About “Human Nature”


Human Nature, which peaked at No. 7 on the Hot 100, is one of Jackson’s best ballads, and one of the few songs to capture the wide-eyed, childlike wonder that is part and parcel of his personality.

He didn’t write it – Steve Porcaro of Toto and John Bettis did – but Jackson’s breathy vocals and the gossamer harmonies perfectly capture the mood and spirit of the song.

In retrospect, it can be viewed as a sad song, however: The anticipation that Jackson sings about with such relish – of breaking out, hitting the streets, connecting with strangers – was a pleasure that was denied him for at least the last quarter century of his life, in large degree because of the unprecedented fame and fanfare generated by the success of Thriller.
Album Thriller

What key is this song in?

“Human Nature” begins is in the key of D-major, but after the swirling vamp at the end of the song, it ends in D-minor.
What have the artists said about the song?

Songwriter Steve Porcaro:

“I had written the song for my daughter Heather. Something had happened at school and it just inspired me. I wrote the song while we were mixing “Africa” and was just tinkering on the piano and wrote ‘Human Nature.’ It was one of a batch of three songs I had written in a certain time period. I had written the lyrics, which were the same verse I was singing over and over again. I had the ‘why, why’ chorus with the slap echo. Like most of my songs it was an unfinished song.

Quincy had been asking David for songs and he was sending a messenger almost every day to David’s house – where I was living at the time – to pick up anything David was working on. And so David was sending him stuff. One time, he had gotten a call that the messenger was on his way and he called down to me and told me to throw something we’d been working on onto a cassette. I didn’t have any blank cassettes, so I took a cassette that had ‘Human Nature’ on one side and turned the B-side over, rewound it and put on these two songs of David’s. and then gave them to the messenger.

Jones played both sides of the cassette and was excited about “Human Nature.” Quincy called David the next day and was raving about this tune that went ‘why, why.’ It took David half an hour to tell Quincy that it wasn’t his song! But the song was incomplete lyric-wise and Jones asked Porcaro to finish them. Porcaro recalls: “I forced myself to write the lyrics and Quincy was less than thrilled with them and he asked me if I would mind if he brought in John Bettis to finish them. I was completely thrilled with what John did with the lyrics.”


Keyboardist/Emulator Michael Boddicker:


“That was Steve Porcaro’s track. He used a Yamaha CS-80 with glide (chromatic instead of portamento) at the head — it’s got that nice little CS fuzz around the sound. That fuzz was also part of a multi-layered sound I used for the four-chord basic string vamp on “Billie Jean” — Michael Jackson himself played that part on a CS-80 in one take. No punches. No repairs. No sequencers or time correction. Seven minutes. Perfect performance.

We fattened the pad a little on the body, and the line that counters the vocal on the second half of the first “Human Nature” chorus is my sound playing a line written by Rod Temperton. The sound and part were later supplanted by background vocals, but the basic, main lines, solo and most layers are from Steve Porcaro — based on a demo he wrote when he was 17 years old!”


Michael Jackson – Human Nature (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988:

“Human Nature” Track Info
Written By John Bettis & Steve Porcaro
Masterd by Bernie Grundman
Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Recording And Mixing Engineer Bruce Swedien
Assistant Recording Engineer Matt Forger & Humberto Gatica
Assistant Engineer Steve Bates & Mark Ettel
Mastering Engineer Bernie Grundman
Arranger David Paich, Steve Lukather & Steve Porcaro
Guitar Steve Lukather
Drums Jeff Porcaro
Percussion Paulinho da Costa
Emulator Michael Boddicker
Synthesizer Bill Wolfer, Greg Smith & David Paich
Recorded At Westlake Audio (Los Angeles)
Release Date July 2, 1983
Sampled In She Ain’t You by Chris Brown
Why? by Kulprit D (Ft. Zoomie)
This Has Been My World by Ludacris
Right Here (Human Nature Remix) by SWV
It Ain’t Hard to Tell by Nas
So Sick (Remix) by LL Cool J (Ft. Ne-Yo)
It Ain’t Hard to Tell by Elzhi
Nas Will Prevail by Nas
Thug Nature by 2Pac
Givin’ Me a Rush by Tyra B
Why, Why by Blackstreet
I Want You to Stay by Marsha Ambrosius
Journey to the Past by Aaliyah
My Brother’s Keeper by Ying Yang Twins
Manifesto Outro by Thurz
High by Stuey Rock
Michael jackson: glee! by The Key of Awesome
Człowiek taki jak ja by The Beat squad
Pay Jay by Termanology (Ft. Chaundon, Joe Scudda & Rapper Big Pooh)
Strip Club Still Stickin by SpaceGhostPurrp
Niggaz Nature (Original Version) by 2Pac (Ft. Val Young)
Cover By Human Nature by Glee Cast
Human Nature by Valentina Scheffold
Human Nature by VACAY
Human Nature by Miles Davis
Human Nature by Boyz II Men
Human Nature by Tarrus Riley
Human Nature by 2Cellos
Human nature (feat. cas haley) by Easy Star All-Stars
Human nature by Trijntje Oosterhuis
Right Here (Human Nature Duet) – Demolition 12″ Mix by SWV
Human Nature by Kyla
Human Nature by Ambelique
Human Nature by Matt Giraud
Human Nature by Billy Crawford
Human Nature by Kaysha
Remixed By Speechless/Human Nature (Immortal Version) by Michael Jackson


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