Monday, October 2, 2017

Musical Monday - The Rainbow Connection by Kermit the Frog

59 people dead.

527 wounded.

This is the world we live in. The world that Americans have made for themselves, piece by piece and decision by decision. We didn't get here all at once. We got here using baby steps. Chipping away one protection here, preventing another there, all in the name of the insane ideology that has consumed modern conservatism.

It didn't have to be this way. We had people who envisioned a better world. People like Jim Henson. Listen to this song, which seems to me to be the one piece of music that best captures his worldview. He was a dreamer. He believed in a better world than the one we had. A world in which people loved one another. In which artists were valued. In which humanity was the most important thing.

We could have had the world Jim Henson saw. We still could. We just have to choose it.

I really wish we would.

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