The Republican Right Wing Extremist Tea Party continues to hold the US Government hostage. Looking like this could go on a while.
Today I want to address why I am taking so much time addressing United States politics in a music blog. The bottom line is that in the United States we have small group of right wing extremist that are trying to fundamentally change our way of government. These people want to impose their political, and religious, beliefs on everyone in the United States and they are willing to ignore the rule of law to do so. I consider this to be a serious attack and feel that it is my duty as an involved US citizen to do whatever I can to fight it. This blog is my weapon.
I have always been very inspired by the poem, To Italy, by Giacomo Leopardi. My favorite section of the poem goes something like this and hopefully helps to explain what I was trying to express above:
How hast thou fallen from thy pride of place to this abyss of misery!
Are there none to combat for thee, to defend thy cause?
Alone I’ll fight and fall for thee!
Content that if my best blood strike forth one spark
To fire the bosoms of my countrymen
If you aren’t familiar with the work of Giacomo I strongly suggest that you check him out, he is widely regarded as the greatest Italian poet of the 19th century!