A Cautious Man
August 30, 2004
 
Higher Ground
Last evening, I didn't tune in to see the closing ceremonies at the Olympics, or even whatever dreadful pre-convention coverage the cable news outlets were providing. No, I'm a person with a child in high school, and in order to keep up with current trends I did what I had to do - watched some of the MTV Video Music Awards. Actually, I sort of drifted in and out of the room, catching pieces of the mostly vapid spectacle.

But, in the middle of the lip synching and bling-bling, there suddenly appeared Alicia Keys, who was joined by Stevie Wonder in performing his once-again timely song from 1973, "Higher Ground":
People keep on learnin'
Soldiers keep on warrin'
World keep on turnin'
Cause it won't be too long

Powers keep on lyin'
While your people keep on dyin'
World keep on turnin'
Cause it won't be too long
Who'd have thought that MTV would have the most powerful political statement on cable TV last night?

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