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If you’re a regular reader of my weekly posts, you know that I don’t often use my soapbox to deliver political messages but today is an exception.
The Trump policy to separate children from their parents as they seek refugee status at the southern border of the US is cruel and inhumane. It does not represent who we, as American people, are. There has to be a more kind and generous way to protect our borders.
So what has that got to do with the SotW?
I was reminded of the lyrics to a song called “I Believe in You” by the country music star Don Williams.
I don’t believe in superstars, organic food and foreign cars
I don’t believe the price of gold, the certainty of growing old
That right is right and left is wrong, that north and south can’t get along
That east is east and west is west and being first is always best
But I believe in love, I believe in babies, I believe in mom and dad, and I believe in you
The lyrics to this 1980, #1 hit on the country charts are particularly appropriate because they seem to address the political divide in our country. But the last line ties it into the news of the day – “I believe in love, I believe in babies, I believe in mom and dad.”
For me (and probably you if you’re reading this) another line hits home:
But I believe in love, I believe in music, I believe in magic and I believe in you
Yes, I really do believe in the magic of music to heal and bring people together.
So there you have it. I’ve said my piece. Music without politics next time.
Enjoy… until next week.