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  •  Thanks for this. I'd been having kind of murky (13+ / 0-)

    reactions, and this really put it in perspective and lets me be clearer on what's going on.

    And thanks for including the music of Sweet Honey in the Rock.  Their music carries (still) the qualities you talked about being in the air before Kennedy's death, particularly embodied in the Civil Rights Movement:  the ideals and values, courage,  commitment to a broad and passionate vision of justice.  

    That's part of the history of the last 50 years that needs to also be remembered today: the struggle goes on, so far still to go, but there are gains along the way, and there are people who just won't quit.  That, along with the beauty of their music, makes Sweet Honey powerfully sustaining.  So it's really appropriate that you give voice to the woundedness of our nation, and yet still end with "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn me Round." It's a reminder to all of us: hang in there. You're not alone.

    --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

    by Fiona West on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 09:34:34 AM PST

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