A Cautious Man
October 01, 2006
Sunday Night Springsteen
Maybe it’s self-explanatory. We have a disagreement here, among those of us who are citizens of the United States.

Look – I know, and we all know, that there are people out there who think that the greatest thing in the world would be that they kill some of us.

But, does that mean that we have to throw out everything that our Constitution means?

The old line about “History will judge” is not reassuring. I am disappointed that we have to actually confront our own government, and point out that they are acting like a “third world” regime. This video is a performance that, well, was from a time when we assumed that our own government could not be accused of imprisoning or holding people without any basic rights, a time when we thought that those who did that were the “others”, in those other, repressive and distrusted countries.

That having been said, this is a performance of Bob Dylan's “Chimes of Freedom”, with Tracy Chapman, Sting, Peter Gabriel and Youssou n'Dour, from the Amnesty International concert tour, 1988



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