lostakasha: (obama is my hero)
One bright sunny morning in the shadows of the steeple
By the relief office I seen my people;
As they stood there hungry, I stood there wondering
If this land was made for you and me.
~~Woody Guthrie


How beautiful is it that Pete Seeger can stand on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and sing all the words to This Land Is Your Land and be cheered?? Not the sanitized version we learned in school or in scouts or at camp, but the real, truly populist, angry, and so beautiful protest song?

(A friend of ours is a red diaper baby and loves to entertain us with truly funny tales of going to "commie camp" as a youngster. One summer Pete Seeger came and rallied the kids around the flagpole in the morning to sing that song as the Communist flag was raised. You'd have to hear J tell the story -- she makes it side-splittingly funny for reasons I can't explain.)

To see him today just thrilled me beyond words. Granted, it was on the tee vee, but still. It was HBO -- free! How delightful. *snerk*Cut because I'm going to say what so many are saying, how I've been in tears all weekend, etc. etc. etc. )

As I was walkin' - I saw a sign there
And that sign said - no tresspassin'
But on the other side it didn't say nothin
Now that side was made for you and me.


Psst...sending love and hugs to the most magnificent [livejournal.com profile] a2zmom.
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We rise.
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