Online report of the Progressive Review. For 52 years, the news while there's still time to do something about it.
Its a crude but so far effective ruse that the two-party duopoly has foisted upon the American people this time around.One candidate is so bad and keeps making such outrageous statements which the other candidates and members of his own party deplore, that what's left of the daily news cycle breath is sucked out!Instead of playing into this farce, which is win-win-win for its corporate backers we should be discussing what seems to me to be the most reasonable proposals on the table, which stem from Jill Stein and the Green Party.For example, this weekend is the Green Party convention. Will there be coverage? How about everyone donating $5 to Jill Stein's campaign this Friday noon through Saturday noon? That wouldn't be a big burden and would raise awareness of an excellent alternative.Its more difficult and less popular to make everyone focus on the real issues we face rather than the circus of recriminations and turmoil; that is seemingly more interesting. At least we are being tacitly told that its more important / interesting by the very presentation of it in such profusion.But our real problems, properly presented, can turn out to be opportunities. Green energy and infrastructure jobs are mostly for local economies. We can solve these problems if we focus on them.As a reminder, I'm listing the lyrics to New Speedway Boogie, below. One of its lines, "in the heat of the sun a man died of cold" suggests that we have the means and only need the will and proper focus to solve our problems. Face the sun, light, inspiration, rather than turning away to look at the mud and political drama, the shadow.Its also an echo of a line from Oh Susanna: "The sun so hot I froze to death, Susanna, don't you cry."My favorite line in the song is:Now I don't know but I been toldit's hard to run with the weight of goldOther hand I heard it saidit's just as hard with the weight of leadLet's not freeze when we could be sunning! Cheers, Tom_____________________________________________New Speedway BoogieWords by Robert Hunter, music by Jerry GarciaPlease don't dominate the rap Jackif you got nothing new to sayIf you please don't back up the trackThis train got to run todaySpent a little time on the mountainSpent a little time on the hillHeard some say better run awayOthers say you better stand stillNow I don't know but I been toldit's hard to run with the weight of goldOther hand I heard it saidit's just as hard with the weight of leadWho can deny? Who can deny?it's not just a change in styleOne step done and another begunin I wonder how many miles?Spent a little time on the mountainSpent a little time on the hillThings went down we don't understandbut I think in time we willNow I don't know but I been toldin the heat of the sun a man died of coldDo we keep on coming or stand and waitwith the sun so dark and the hour so late?You can't overlook the lack Jackof any other highway to rideIt's got no signs or dividing linesand very few rules to guideSpent a little time on the mountainSpent a little time on the hillI saw things getting out of handI guess they always willI don't know but I been toldif the horse don't pull you got to carry the loadI don't know whose back's that strongMaybe find out before too longOne way or anotherOne way or anotherOne way or anotherthis darkness got to giveOne way or anotherOne way or anotherOne way or anotherthis darkness got to give
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