Thursday, July 4, 2013

Independence Day

It's Independence Day in America. Like Joyce Arnold, I can't think of a better way to celebrate it than showing this video of Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen singing the full version of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is My Land":

Then maybe we can celebrate the anniversary of one of the most radical declarations of human rights ever written to ask ourselves what kind of country spies on its own citizens and requires its employees to report politically incorrect thoughts to their superiors.

The answer isn't "the land of the free", that's for sure. Maybe, like those wild-eyed radicals 237 years ago, we should do something about ending it, like realizing that freedom is safer than not being able to discuss the truth.

Happy Fourth.

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