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