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This Land is Your Land…

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Happy 4th of July everybody!!

Bruce:

Bruce and Pete:

Steve:

The Man in Black:

Los Lobos with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir:

The Author:

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July 4th, 2010 at 9:20 am

Woody Guthrie – Jesus Christ

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I wish I could strap Glenn Beck in a chair and play this song over and over. How long before his head explodes do ya think?

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July 3rd, 2010 at 5:47 pm

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All You Fascists are Bound to Lose

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I don’t agree with everything I read at Daily Kos (because opinions there vary widely) , but here is a diary I can get behind.

It is a plea to the President to be more like FDR and oppose the rising corporatist fascism that currently dominates U.S. politics.

Please, Obama, do not yield to the “grave dangers of the rightist reaction” and “the spirit of fascism here at home”. We need you to be another F.D.R., President Obama.
Yes, “we are the ones we have been waiting for.”, but we need YOU, President Obama, to lead. America can NOT wait, we can NOT be pragmatic, we can NOT “look forward”. We need a New New Deal and we need it NOW.

Because Corporatism is fascism, and that is what we are up against.

Well, fascism is corporatism, but it comes with hate, division, violence and eliminationist rhetoric. The sort of stuff Glenn Beck delivers 5 days a week (heavily subsidized by Murdoch and News Corp of course).

Back in the good ole days of the first Great Depression, we Had Woody Guthrie to inspire opponents of fascism and working folk in general. Here he is with a little ditty called All You Fascists are Bound to Lose:

Here’s an updated version with Billy Bragg and Wilco:

Oh and Ani Difranco called and wants to know which side you’re on.

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June 12th, 2010 at 10:07 pm