Sunday, February 17, 2019

History Lessons from Recorded History

Interesting how simple musical recordings capture the history we so easily let go of.  Civility in our politics, for example.  Or the immorality of walls:

Or the fact that coal mines have been shutting down for over 50 years now.  I knew a man in southern Illinois laid off when a coal mine closed; fortunately, he found other work, and he taught me not to be so narrow-minded in my dislike for Wal-Mart, which gave his wife a good job and saved their family when they needed money.  You have to appreciate things from the level of individuals, sometimes.

Funny how art can teach us things, if we pay attention.

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