Saturday, June 7, 2008

Go Tell It

I love this man so much. Bill Moyers spoke at the National Conference for Media Reform. Listen to the entire speech if you can. It is inspiring, thoughtful, and rousing. You can listen to more from the conference here.

Although the word patriot usually makes me cringe, Bill Moyers can say that word and I know what he means. He is calling upon those of us who live on this land to be patriots, not as nationalistic fiends, but as healers who can work together to fix that which is broken in our country.

He quoted Arlo Guthrie's song, the Patriot's Dream:

Living now here but for fortune
Placed by fate's mysterious schemes
Who'd believe that we're the ones asked
To try to rekindle the patriot's dreams

Arise sweet destiny, time runs short
All of your patience has heard their retort
Hear us now for alone we can't seem
To try to rekindle the patriot's dreams

Can you hear the words being whispered
All along the American stream
Tyrants freed the just are imprisoned
Try to rekindle the patriot's dreams

Ah but perhaps too much is being asked of too few
You and your children with nothing to do
Hear us now for alone we can't seem
To try to rekindle the patriot's dreams.

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What do you say, darlins?

May You Rekindle in Beauty!

1 comment:

VG said...

I love Bill Moyers too, Kim and now that we have a digital converter box we get 4 PBS channels. We are not cable subscribers out of choice. So I am so happy! However, I think I had my first negative "catch my breath" moment (re: PBS---I am a PBS brat as my uncle was chief engineer there at OPB for 35 years and kept it on the air), when Phil Donahue said, while being interviewed on another program, that MSNBC pulled his program because of his vocal opposition to the war (no surprise) and PBS sanctioned Moyers for his opposition (shock). What the H*ll is happening w/ free speech and choice in this country. Ok off my soapbox!

 
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