Lackluster lone wolf leaders, who only kill the terrorist bigshot of the moment,
merely attack terrorism’s symptoms. To cure the disease, itself, will require a
consortium of altruistic visionary leaders, who’ll foster the innate human spirt
of industriousness, self-respect and self-reliance to rescue our world’s needy
from poverty. Terrorist recruiters’ salespitches will soon fall on deaf ears when
hungry tummies and minds are fed and sated with decent food and thoughts.
Do we not all yearn for the dawn of the new day… to bear witness to the too long absent, rising sun… to observe… in welcoming awe… as the sunlight finally reasserts itself and peacefully overrules the darkness of our world… in our lives?
Minstrel of the Dawn Gordon Lightfoot has arrived to ease us into the new day… well… at least, here, in my Michigan time zone. For those who dwell in regions behind and ahead, perhaps the lingering memories of this clip will suffice in guiding you forward into today’s and tomorrow’s upcoming dawn…
Leon Russell and Don Preston’s Stranger in a Strange Land, is our Vid of the Day. Ever since this song’s May 1971 release, I’ve deemed their lyrical masterpiece akin to an anthem dedicated, especially, to the world’s extraordinary, ordinary people.
Who, among us, has not experienced varying degrees of stranger-in-a-strange-land alienation… i.e., been at the mercy of merciless, ego and power tripping ideologues who sadistically weaponize poverty, isolation, racism, sexism and every other nasty “ism” under the sun.
On a more musical note… it’s a foregone conclusion that not every one of you will share my graying musical tastes. Therefore, to more than halve the 4:02 playback time…
I’ve cued up this clip to the 2:25 index… i.e., the point where Russell / Preston and YouTube videographer Tim Wozny team up to drive home their message in earnest. Obviously, by rewinding to 0:00, you can still opt for the complete playback, too.
OR, for another time saver option, check out this song’s wisdom in text format…
“Well, I don’t exactly know what’s going on in the world today. Don’t know what there is to say about the way the people are treating each other, not like brothers. Leaders take us far away from ecology with mythology and astrology. Has got some words to say about the way we live today. Why can’t we learn to love each other. It’s time to turn a new face to the whole world wide human race; stop the money chase. Lay back, relax; get back on the human track. Stop racing toward oblivion. Oh, such a sad, sad state we’re in. And that’s a thing. Do you recognize the bells of truth when you hear them ring? Won’t you stop and listen to the children sing?”