Thursday, April 11, 2013

Musical Interlude

What do I stand for?
A persistent earworm for the past few months has been Fun's "Some Nights", from their album of the same name, so after technical difficulties, I finally managed to download it yesterday. The lead singer has some spastic dancing- it reminds me of me- but there are still some touching moments in the video.
I find myself deeply concerned about recent political events, more so than I have been in many years. There are some other, very troubling issues- a runaway Federal bureaucracy, a national president perfectly willing to execute US citizens with no apparent limits on such conduct- but firearms have been an enormous issue for the past five months. I was thinking about it today, and the ultimate issue is not actually guns at all. Firearms are just a symbol and tool for what some of us will not willingly lose, and what others will not let us keep, something that frightens them: our freedom.

If I believed in a deity, I would be praying that some power-hungry politicians would come to their senses. But I have no faith anymore, just hope, and after witnessing how so many of my countrymen behave, I have precious little of that left on this issue.

I could use some friends for a change...


Matt G said...

You have some, sir.

J.R.Shirley said...

Old NFO,

I accidentally deleted your comments again, sorry. Glad you enjoyed the song, though.

Matt, thanks. The song actually seems to be referencing our current conflict, but as you see, it translates pretty easily...