Jun 20, 2010

This Land Is Your Land

You really have no clue do you?

This song, written in the 40's is a national treasure. It expresses our love of freedom, and our love of America, warts & all.

Was some of it anti-capitalistic? sure, it was written in the 40's, in New York, with the Great Depression still VERY much in evidence.

But at its heart it is a song of patriotism.

It has nothing to do with socialism, it has nothing to do with your irrational fear of having your pitiful, worthless possessions taken. You've been listening to Glenn Beck too much...

Here are some verses that will make you (& Beck) wail like baby's:

“There was a big high wall there - that tried to stop me;

Sign was painted - it said private property;

But on the other side - it didn't say nothing;

That side was made for you and me."

and my favorite:

In the shadow of the steeple I saw my people,

By the relief office I seen my people;

As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking

Is this land made for you and me?

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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