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Mon Jan 15, 2018, 11:51 AM

Neil Diamond - America

ok - I've always considered him a bit cheesy lol - but the other day I heard this in a store and was reminded...
America feels broken - I dont think people still want to come here like they used to...



Far
We've been traveling far
Without a home
But not without a star
Free
Only want to be free
We huddle close
Hang on to a dream

On the boats and on the planes
They're coming to America
Never looking back again
They're coming to America

Home, don't it seem so far away
Oh, we're traveling light today
In the eye of the storm
In the eye of the storm

Home, to a new and a shiny place
Make our bed, and we'll say our grace
Freedom's light burning warm
Freedom's light burning warm

Everywhere around the world
They're coming to America
Every time that flag's unfurled
They're coming to America

Got a dream to take them there
They're coming to America
Got a dream they've come to share
They're coming to America

They're coming to America
They're coming to America
They're coming to America
They're coming to America
Today, today, today, today, today

My country 'tis of thee
Today
Sweet land of liberty
Today
Of thee I sing
Today
Of thee I sing
Today

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Response to TalenaGor (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 12:03 PM

1. Thanks for this.......


My first trip to Liberty Island was 1972. Looking up at Lady Liberty, I thought of my Maternal Great Grandparents from Italy and my Paternal Grandfather from Yugoslavia when they saw the torch, the flame of their dreams over 125 years ago when they set foot here.

Fast forward to 2018. A shitty president with a Shithole mouth has now tarnished that dream . How did we get to this point?

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 12:12 PM

2. "How did we get to this point?"

 

Apathy and determined ignorance - plain and sadly simple.

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Response to TalenaGor (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 12:24 PM

3. "I dont think people still want to come here like they used to"

The idea of the USA has great appeal.

People like MLK or Barack Obama demonstrate to the world the possibilities to improve the practice of that idea.

People like Donald Trump demonstrate that there are still shitholes doing the stuff MLK and Obama stood against and go against the fundamental ideals of America. That would scare people away.

Trump and the cronies who prop him up are a shitstain on America's reputation. Once we put them in our rearview mirror, we can move on to bigger and better things.

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