Sunday, July 4, 2010

Being America

"Let America Be America Again" by Langston Hughes


Dave Wheeler said...


"Who said the free? Not me? Surely not me? The millions on relief today? The millions shot down when we strike? The millions who have nothing for our pay? For all the dreams we've dreamed And all the songs we've sung And all the hopes we've held And all the flags we've hung, The millions who have nothing for our pay-- Except the dream that's almost dead today."

These words ring just as true today as they did in 1938.

"We, the people, must redeem The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers. The mountains and the endless plain-- All, all the stretch of these great green states-- And make America again!"

Again, it is indeed "We the People" who need to realize we have the collective power to bring change to those things that keep America from being America to all it's citizens. If not us, then who will do it?

Thanks for sharing these words Judith...were it not for you, I'm sure I might not have ever read and learned from them...

Judith Ellis said...

"These words ring just as true today as they did in 1938."

True that, Dave. As I was listening I felt the same thing. It is best if we do it but if we don't others will reducing this county to the have and haves not. It will be a two tier country. Our middle class is what distinguished America besides our sense of freedom Now, our sense of freedom is handicapping America, present in the policies of deregulation and globalization.