Wasteland of the Free

While we sit gloating in our greatness
justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea
Living in the wasteland of the free
~Iris DeMent

What has happened to the value of humility? How dangerous it is for the U.S. to be blind to our own shortcomings. It will be our undoing, I’m afraid. As in any organization, while it is important to recognize and celebrate what is healthy and growing, it is equally important to admit to and address systemic problems courageously. Otherwise, they can rot the system from the inside out, despite all the superficial successes.

I do wish Iris DeMent would put out another album!


4 Responses to Wasteland of the Free

  1. Peggy says:

    I agree, Lyn. With your words and your wish that Iris would put out another album!

  2. james lang says:

    Iris is my favorite of all times, she has written and sang songs that touch the soul and caress the heart.

  3. carefulcarpenter says:

    “Change will occur when the meek stand in support of the strong; and when wildflowers abrogate divine authority to the song”

  4. quotesqueen says:


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