“This land is your land”

Posted: March 22, 2009 in creativity, society
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I haven’t listened to Bruce Springsteen for years, but I have to say it’s a moving song. I’m not American and certainly no admirer at all of that nation (while acknowledging it does have some great people living there). But apart from the fact that this beautiful Woody Guthrie anthem is not glorifying the US (as the last verse makes it patently clear), this song actually also has a universal message: our country is our land! We tend to forget that in our submissive relationships to our governments and our delusional consumer embrace of corporate globalisation. By the way: my attention to this video clip was drawn by a response by Pine Belt Progressive to a Woody Guthrie post I wrote a long time ago. h/t!

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  1. Gene'O says:

    Hey, cool.

    Just discovered this.

    Glad you like it.

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