John Fogerty’s new song captures our sorrow

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2021/01/10/john-fogertys-new-song-captures-our-sorrow.html

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Ouch… That hit me pretty hard.

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Nice shout out to Fred Hampton. :+1: :fist:

By way of Breonna Taylor.

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I haven’t thought of a better metaphor for the last 30 years of conservatism, Fox News and GRU operations in the democratic world than “Poisoning the well”.

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Gut-wrenching in its Truth. Thank you for sharing it.

#NeverVoteRepublican

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Boy, it really makes you nostalgic for more cheerful political songs like Fortunate Son.

On a positive note, for some reason I thought John Fogerty had died in the seventies, so this actually registered as a pleasant surprise

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You don’t remember Centerfield from the 80s? It was on all the time.

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Yeah, it’s the difference between being 24, writing about an fundamentally unjust war where you have friends dying and 75, writing about a fundamentally unjust society in which you have seen little forward progress in your lifetime.

We have so much work left to do, but it’s tiring to feel like we fight the same battles over and over.

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Not a bad piece of songwriting, I’d like to hear a gospel choir do it.

Picked up this LP over the weekend, hence my ‘gospel choir’ idea.

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Choked up quite a bit at “I can’t breathe”.

im-not-crying-youre-crying

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Yep, but the problem is that republicans will take this to mean “all of the fake news”…

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Without the chance to publicly grieve once in a while, it’s hard not to lose one’s mind. Grieving can be patriotic.

If the country had been better with saying, “ouch!” after 9/11, it wouldn’t have been ‘necessary’ to go to war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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It is about the “fake news”. The TRUMP fake news.

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Nothing changes if nothing ever changes.

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Insult to injury: Trump and his lackeys, once again appropriating Fogarty’s IP on Wednesday–Pretty sure I heard them playing ‘Fortunate Son’ at the brownshirts’ rally. Relatively certain no one who was there is familiar with the concept of ‘irony’… :frowning:

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