Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Pay Heed To The Voices From The Past...!
Many of the songs from the past are prophetic in nature, like this one from 1965.
Maybe it's time to start paying more attention to the songs that once warned us about the roads we are traveling down!
At the time, we thought this type of thing could never happen. We thought that we could do no wrong! We thought that the resources that we raped and pillaged from Mother Earth would last forever! We thought that the officials we voted into office were honorable men and had our best interest at heart! We thought that soon the hate and racism and wars would end! We thought that this was the land of milk and honey, that we all would be prosperous, that jobs would always be there for those that needed them, that our dollar would always be worth a dollar, that our banks would always be solvent!
We even thought that the reputation of our great country would never allow itself to be stained by the wrong doings and evil deeds of a few!
Maybe it's time that we re-examine the way that we think about things! Maybe it's time to remind those we put in office that they work for US, and NOT the corporations of the world!
Maybe it's time that we not only take responsibility for our actions, but that we force the "Powers That Be" to do the same!
Maybe it's time to collectively wake up, stand up, and join up to remove the stains from our country's reputation! Maybe, just maybe, it's time for ALL of us to remember where we came from and where we wanted to go...and what we wanted to accomplish when we got there!
May now is the time for a fresh outlook, for rebuilding our pride, and to somehow take back our HOPE!
Now, my friends, join me for some coffee on the patio...OK?