Weekend Playlist: Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Posted: July 13, 2013 in Folk Music, Rock Music
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Art Lieberman – Moral Monday Protester being arrested in NC

The great Italian poet Dante Alighieri is famously quoted as saying ““The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”.  Sometimes you need to speak out against unfairness or injustice when it confronts you.

One of the basic freedoms that we share as Americans is the right to let our opinions be heard.  We speak out when injustices become too much just to let go by.  Sometimes we do it alone and sometimes in groups – really large groups.

Steve Earle, one of my favorite poet/songwriters put it best in “Amerika V 6.0

“Look at ya.  Yeah, take a look in the mirror.  Now tell me what you see.

Another satisfied customer in the front of the line for the American dream.

I remember when we was both out on the boulevard.  Talkin’ revolution and singin’ the blues

Nowadays it’s letters to the editor and cheatin’ on our taxes

Is the best that we can do.  Come on!”

 

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Anti-fracking protesters

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Vietnam War Protesters

Enjoy….

  1. “Amerika V 6.0 (The Best That We Can do)” – Steve Earle
  2. “Which Way Are You Going?” – Jim Croce
  3. “Fortunate Son” – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  4. “Ohio” – Crosby Stills Nash & Young
  5. “What’s Going On” – Marvin Gaye
  6. “Waiting On The World To Change” – John Mayer

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Comments
  1. Art says:

    Next time I get arrested, I’ll do it to music.

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