Sunday, November 02, 2008

The end of the 'We Can't Make It Here' era

We're just two days from watching this country take a dramatic turn back to sanity, back to the notion that everyone can and should thrive, back to the right way of doing things.

This is the Yes We Can era. And what Tuesday's election will do is slam the door shut on the Can't era, as embodied forever by the Bush Administration's self-serving demolition of the fundamental principles of this country.

Plenty of writers and artists and thinkers and activists and everyday people have described what they've witnessed, but for my money, look no further than James McMurtry for someone who captured the whole thing with an eloquence that drew on sadness, anger, and the truth.

So in the last days of this dying era, before our country pulls its latest Phoenix maneuver and begins another new life, take a few minutes to think about just how low this joke of a cowboy dragged America. And then let's celebrate the new day.

James McMurtry - We Can't Make It Here (live)

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