Posted On: Thursday - July 4th 2019 8:31AM MST
In Topics:   Music  The Dead  Americans  US Feral Government
"Check my pulse, it don't change,
stays seventy-two come shine or rain.
Wave the flag, pop the bag.
Rock the boat, skin the goat.
Wave that flag, wave it wide and high
Summertime done, come and gone, my, oh, my."
As is now a Peak Stupidity Independence Day tradition, we're posting The Dead's classic US Blues, same as last year and the year before.
Go ahead, enjoy the fireworks, the grilling out, and especially the day off from your support of The Man, Uncle Sam, and all of his more privileged subjects than you. I'd have still been pleased to celebrate this holiday with some good thoughts about this nation and its American Exceptionalism were it just 15 years ago even (though it does seem that the events just after 9/11/01 were the big final turning point.)
Right now, I think of the phrase "love it or leave it", which I never did agree with anyway, depending on what "it" is (the government or the people), and the latter often does not seem like too bad an idea. There's a post on that which has been waiting on the back burner for a long time, coming soon. More specifically, blogging will pick up later this week.
As we wrote about long ago on this blog, The Grateful Dead may not be thought of as such, but they were a real All-American Rock & Roll band, and the video below shows a performance just 2 weeks before the 200th birthday of this formerly great US of A. Even had there been blogs on the internet, there would have been no reason during that time to write much of the negativity seen in Peak Stupidity posts on America, or more accurately, the American Feral Government.