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Personally, I think there's a difference between a patriotic song like "God Bless America" and a protest song like "Eve of Destruction"

I try very hard to be civil towards our President and not post outrageous things on my social media or be petty.  I don't always succeed I'm sure.

 

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Or course, I'm not ready to make nice either.

 

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On 7/24/2018 at 5:16 PM, elkpark said:

I'm sure you were just as distressed about all the protesters who carried signs of Obama with a bone through his nose, dressed in native African dress, who burned him in effigy, and said such horrible, racist things about him and Michelle Obama. Or was that different somehow?? I used to be respectful toward even the politicians I disagreed with, but I've learned from the Right that that is completely outdated and unnecessary, there is no limit to how unpleasant and inflammatory you can be when protesting. I found the Randy Rainbow song quite civilized, esp. in comparison to a lot of protests I've seen from the Right.

I think that I can allow Daisy her opinion about what she finds as disrespect to Trump without having to bring up Obama.  

Yeah there were ugly things about Obama, but I've seen a statue of a naked fat Trump, I've seen Putin giving Trump anal sex, I would go on and on.  I would have to disagree that the left pales in comparison to the right. 

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With Hong Kong people protesting I want to post this song. Our friend Ross wrote a good song. We can give up or we can do what we can to have a country and world where we can life good lives.

 

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39 minutes ago, herring_RN said:

With Hong Kong people protesting I want to post this song. Our friend Ross wrote a good song. We can give up or we can do what we can to have a country and world where we can life good lives.

 

Thank you for sharing! Music is an important way to share ideas and feelings. 

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Another video from Randy Rainbow. As always, it's another brilliant political satire production via musical comedy. Enjoy! 😄

 

 

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May not be applicable, but all throughout reading this thread, here's the song running through my head...."We're chest-deep in The Big Muddy and the Big Fool says to push on...."

[a song about results suffered from not being listened to, among other things.]

ETA: and Buffy St Marie's "After The Buffalo's Gone"

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A while back my husband was watching TV while I read a book when I heard Amazing Grace in Cherokee. I was pleased to remember the lyrics to the chorus, but not the verses from Bible camp on an Oklahoma reservation where my aunt's mother was born and raised.

 

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Deportees
By Woody Guthrie
The crops are all in and the peaches are rotting
The oranges are filed in their creosote dumps
They're flying 'em back to the Mexico border                                                 To take all their money to wade back again

Goodbye to my Juan, farewell Roselita
Adios mes amigos, Jesus e Maria
You won't have a name when you ride the big airplane
All they will call you will be deportees

My father's own father, he waded that river
They took all the money he made in his life
It's six hundred miles to the Mexico border
And they chased them like rustlers, like outlaws, like thieves

The skyplane caught fire over Los Gatos Canyon
The great ball of fire it shook all our hills
Who are these dear friends who are falling like dry leaves?
Radio said, "They are just deportees"

Is this the best way we can grow our big orchards?
Is this the best way we can raise our good crops?
To fall like dry leaves and rot on out topsoil
And be known by no names except "deportees"

Pastures of Plenty
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

It's a mighty hard row that my poor hands have hoed
My poor feet have traveled a hot dusty road
Out of your Dust Bowl and Westward we rolled
And your deserts were hot and your mountains were cold

I worked in your orchards of peaches and prunes
I slept on the ground in the light of the moon
On the edge of the city you'll see us and then
We come with the dust and we go with the wind

California, Arizona, I harvest your crops
Well its North up to Oregon to gather your hops
Dig the beets from your ground, cut the grapes from your vine
To set on your table your light sparkling wine

Green pastures of plenty from dry desert ground
From the Grand Coulee Dam where the waters run down
Every state in the Union us migrants have been
We'll work in this fight and we'll fight till we win

It's always we rambled, that river and I
All along your green valley, I will work till I die
My land I'll defend with my life if it be
Cause my pastures of plenty must always be free

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I heard these musicians on a street in Chicago. My spirits lift when I hear it!

 

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