1968 And Beyond

Songs & Stories From Home Episode 55

Let justice roll down like water, righteousness like a mighty stream.
For our grandsons and granddaughters remember to remember the dream

 

Welcome to Songs and Stories from Home as we continue to Remember the Dream. This week 1968 and Beyond

This Podcast is being shared at the end of September of 2020 just a few weeks before a Presidential election that will in many ways from small to significant define and decide the future and the fate of our country, of the country my grandchildren, our grandchildren, will inherit. It’s a watershed moment, an inflection point, similar to that of 1968, when I cast my first vote for President. Since the election of Richard Nixon that year landmark legislation like the Civil Rights Bill and the Voting Rights Act and all they represented and continue to represent, instead of being built upon to create a more perfect union, have been consistently undermined and under attack. In Presidential politics there is a through line from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump. Nixon’s Southern Strategy and racial dog whistles replaced by raw meat rhetoric for a hungry and often angry base.  

There’s a story, the version I’m most familiar with is from the Cherokee Nation. It is of elders talking to grandchildren about the battle that goes on inside us between two metaphorical wolves. One is good. The other is bad. The grandchildren always want to know which wolf will win. The elders answer is always the one we feed. 

 

Let justice roll down like water, righteousness like a mighty stream.
For our grandsons and granddaughters remember to remember the dream

 

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