” I don’t feel like Satan
But I am to them…” – Neil Young, “Rockin in the Free World”
Let freedom rock! But once again this year, temper all of that puffed up American certainty with an increased awareness that with the blessing of freedom comes a tremendous responsibility to safeguard it from enemies both foreign AND domestic. In a free society, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not to their own facts. Here’s one fact for you: “God Bless America” was written by an immigrant, Irving Berlin.
“There’s science enough to live
And religion enough to forgive…” – John Mellencamp, “Our Country”
Here is a playlist for you featuring freedom as the theme from Bruce Springsteen, Boston, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s John Fogerty, Chicago, Crosby Stills and Nash, Don Henley, Jimi Hendrix, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Paul Simon, The Rascals, Rush, Styx, The Byrds, and Michael Stipe’s powerful pandemic paen,”No Time for Love Like Now” to celebrate red, white, and boom! – Redbeard