Thursday, August 05, 2004

The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Contributor: Chords for Change

The New York Times > Opinion > Bruce Springsteen rocks me.

"Like many others, in the aftermath of 9/11, I felt the country's unity. I don't remember anything quite like it. I supported the decision to enter Afghanistan and I hoped that the seriousness of the times would bring forth strength, humility and wisdom in our leaders. Instead, we dived headlong into an unnecessary war in Iraq, offering up the lives of our young men and women under circumstances that are now discredited. We ran record deficits, while simultaneously cutting and squeezing services like afterschool programs. We granted tax cuts to the richest 1 percent (corporate bigwigs, well-to-do guitar players), increasing the division of wealth that threatens to destroy our social contract with one another and render mute the promise of 'one nation indivisible.'"

I don't agree with him completely, but I'm completely impressed with someone who's willing to criticise a system that benefits him in favor of change that would benefit everyone.


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