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KillgoreTrout On June - 29 - 2013

Well we’ve just had a major victory for equal rights and a disappointing loss for civil rights. Our schizophrenic Supreme Court has descended once again. While the decision of DOMA and the defeat of Prop 8 is a victory, we also got a huge blow on voting rights. The enemy is out there, lurking behind every bad decision and policy.

It’s not time to rest, it’s not time lay down. We must continue to stand and fight for what is decent and right for all Americans, not just those who think they are privileged. We must keep marching to the refrains of We Shall Overcome. There is still a lot to overcome.

Sly And The Family Stone-Stand!

I Wanna Do What’s Right

Alice Cooper – Long Way To Go

Simon & Garfunkel – The Sounds of Silence

Burn Down The Mission – Elton John

Written by KillgoreTrout

Once a wander, working vagabond, fellow traveler on this 3rd stone from the sun. Hurtling through space and time. Lover of books (especially the classics), all kinds of books from novels, poetry, essay collections, fiction and nonfiction and a big Kurt Vonnegut fan. I am a secular humanist and technically an atheist.....Taoist.

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  1. AlphaBitch says:

    Here’s a great one by Tim O’Brien -- This World Was Made for Everyone (Especially for ME!)

  2. John Prine : Some Humans Aint Human

  3. Buffy Sainte Marie -- “Universal Soldier”

  4. Don’t Let It Bring You Down -- Neil Young

  5. Angels & Airwaves-Surrender

  6. Gil Scott-Heron -- The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

  7. Tracy Chapman -- Talkin’ Bout A Revolution

  8. Kalima says:

    “Can’t Turn Me ‘Round” (Civil Rights Song) performed by The Roots

    Soweto Freedom Song

    Sarafina (1992) -- end song.avi

    Donny Hathaway -- Someday We’ll All Be Free

    Michael Jackson -- They Don’t Care About Us (Official Prison Version

    Leonard Cohen -- Democracy

  9. Sly & The Family Stone -- Everyday People

  10. The Fight for Freedom and Equality In America

  11. John Lennon -- Power To The People

  12. AdLib says:

    Rockin’ in the Free World -- Neil Young

    For What it’s Worth -- Buffalo Springfield

    Gimmie Some Truth -- John Lennon

  13. Jefferson Airplane-Volunteers

  14. Phil Ochs -- Here’s To The State Of Mississippi

    In all fairness to the people of Mississippi today, I know things have changed since this song was written, but there still lingers the shadow of hatred and discrimination. I know there are good people there too.

  15. AdLib says:

    KT, as we discussed on Vox last night, with so much of our democracy corrupted by the wealthy and elitists, a time of activism is really upon us. Good choice for a theme, very timely!

    Something in the Air -- Thunderclap Newman

    Revolution -- The Beatles

    Won’t Back Down -- Tom Petty

  16. Simon & Garfunkel -- The Boxer

  17. AlphaBitch says:

    And from Texas (even though Natalie wishes she wasn’t) -- Not Ready to Make Nice by the Dixie Chicks (who I called the Ditzy Chicks until Nat joined them). Dedicated to the Wendy Davis lovin’ gals of Texas.

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