Thursday, March 09, 2006

The Freest Country in the World...

From Sara Messenger...

I’m so glad that I live in the US of A
It’s the freest country in the world
Where there’s plenty of work
You just can’t live on the pay
Yeah, it’s the freest country in the world

But this earth was once held
In indigenous hands
Before the first flag was unfurled
Stole what we could use and killed
What we could not understand
From the freest country in the world

Let the Chinese build the railroads
Let the Irish work the mines
To keep the rich in diamonds and pearls
And let Africans slave
Without so much as a dime
To build the freest country in the world

But with pride people died
For my right to vote
In the fairest system in the world
I’d like to be represented
But the chance is remote
With the highest-priced elections
In the world

More here... (including an MP3 of the song)

"Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw." - Henry David Thoreau


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