This is a bit of a stretch for a blog on Blue NC. But not much of one. After all, why shouldn't Blue NC also be the place where progressives in NC come to sing progressive songs?
All around America, progressives are concerned at the civil rights of ordinary workers, and the plight of those most at risk in society. Not least with the effect at every level of government of the new austerity - whether natural or Republican-driven. And that goes for NC too.
Sometimes a song can have more immediate effect than a thousand speeches. So I wrote a song. Inspired by the fight for rights by workers both here in NC and all around America.
I had become tired of tax-cutters, tax-dodgers and war-mongers claiming to themselves the mantle of patriot. When it is ordinary working Americans and those who fight every day to make ours a better state and country, it is we who are the true patriots. Not those who would run down government and destroy the safety net.
So, a warm and generous patriotic song for progressive Blue NC and progressive America. Oh. And one with an uptempo beat. So that when it comes time to protest, we can all shake more than our fists ... !!
The recorded version of 'A Song of Solidarity (Red, White and Blue)' can be found here: http://www.myspace.com/solidaritysong.
The lyrics can be found here: http://weaverstreetgeoff.blogspot.com/2011/03/song-of-solidarity-red-white-and-blue.html
Please enjoy, sing along and share. Good luck to us all in the months ahead.