Posted On: Wednesday - July 4th 2018 6:01PM MST
In Topics:   Commies  Music  The Dead  Americans  Liberty/Libertarianism  ctrl-left
I'm Uncle Sam, how do you do?
Gimme five, I'm still alive.
Ain't no luck, I learned to duck."
I guess I'll just start a Peak Stupidity tradition here that US Blues by The Dead will be posted every Independence Day, as it was last year. Enjoy a good cook-out, some beers, watch some fireworks. That's all tradition too. It's not gonna help us off the road we're on though. The road we're on leads to a state in which, if we're lucky, we may have the chance to fight for freedom again. We can celebrate Independence Day 2.0 on the same or an appropriate date, if it works out at all.
I'll just write a bit more on this music and the era in which it was written and performed. This was 5 decades ago, what you see with the truly All-American band there, with Jerry, Bob, Phil and the rest having a blast at it. The country was a strong one at that time. There was money and some tolerance in those years for the hippies, the protests, and the alternative lifestyles. What also made the 1960's all possible was the tremendous amount of freedom that was still left in America. On a scale of 0 - 10, with Soviet Russia/Red China being 0 and the American colonies at the time we are celebrating today as 10, I'd put the "current era" in American at only 2 or 3 on the scale. During the early time of The Grateful Dead, I'd put it still above 8.
Though we have discussed the great changes that occurred a complete century ago as being the start of the Commie/Globalist downfall of America, I would place the start of the actual internal war at about 1/2 that, 5 decades* ago. It was the very freedoms still existing in America that let the Commies/cntrl-left start implementing their agendas. It may have seemed that we got back to normal in the early 1980's with Ronald Reagan and the revival of conservatism, but during that time, the cntrl-left just kept on infiltrating, infiltrating, and infiltrating the institutions.
More appropriate discussion on some aspects of what we are celebrating today have been brought up in my mind for later in the week. Right now, I've just got those US Blues.
Oh, this is appropriate for today, too - The Founding of American - was it a Fluke?.
*OK, 54 years, summer of 1964, is probably more accurate, but I do like round numbers.