A Cautious Man
July 03, 2008
 
Independence Day Springsteen
First, go read the Declaration of Independence. Seriously. The part in the beginning about having "a decent respect to the opinions of mankind" is still kind of relevant, no?

Personally, I still like my post from last year with multiple versions of Little Steven's "I Am A Patriot", and shamelessly recommend it to you. For this year, a song we've seen in a different version here before. The last time, we noted about the performance - "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."

We may be entitled to be a little more hopeful this year, that some changes are going to come. So, to celebrate Independence Day, a performance of Bob Dylan's "Chimes of Freedom" from 20 years ago, this 4th of July -


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