America, land of the free and the home of the brave – not anymore. Today we have the land of the mean and the home of the bully. There is no political debate only politcal shouting matches. Each side accusing the other of being unamerican, traitors, haters, ho’s sluts and bitches. Politics used to be called the art of compromise. Iin todays political climate however compromise is a dirty word and considered a sign of weakness.
President Harry S. Truman, the man in the White House when the United States intervened on behalf of the millions of innocent people who were being displaced and massacred by Hitler’s Nazi Germany, claimed to have practiced his piano lessons for two hours every morning during his childhood. Likewise, President Warren Harding was said to be able to play every instrument except the trombone and the clarinet. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) played the organ. Of course we all remember President Clinton and his saxophone, but did you know that President Nixon was an accomplished pianist?
When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we’ll see
No I won’t be afraid, no I won’t be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me
First they came for the communists,
and I did not speak out–because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists,
and I did not speak out–because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I did not speak out–because I was not a trade unionist;