Tuesday, September 29, 2020

America, You a Lie

I think this week needs more musical cleansing, don’t you? I mean, it will not change the fundamental fact that America was built on a lie. That’s the truth, and has been the truth since our we were founded on principles we have yet to achieve. We hold these truths to be self-evident. Then why has every marginalized group had to fight and protest and riot and demand what should be so self-evident? From the indigenous people to Black Americans brought here those four centuries ago who helped to build our nation’s wealth while in chains, to women to LGBTQ people to the disabled to every group that has yet to be granted the full unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But, at least thanks to Janelle, we have a catchy song to sing as we keep on fighting for what’s right. Turntables on all of them, until we’re all free. Until America isn't a lie. One day.

1 comment:

Carmen San Diego said...

Janelle is great. Let’s hope I don’t raise my blood pressure too much tonight during the debate