When CW made his Labor Day post about a bonfire, I was looking for this album cover to append as a comment, planning to say that THIS is a bonfire.
This is the cover of one of my favorite albums, Utopia's Swing To The Right.
The cover was inspired by a lot of album burning rallies that had been happening in the early 1980's, and while I knew that the picture could not have originally shown a Utopia record, I never had seen the original photo.
Until this week
Wow-Meet The Beatles is the devil's music!
I can see a Beach Boys' fan saying that, but come on, really?
All it takes is one narrow mind to rile up the masses and get people acting crazy.
Or in the case of the current presidential campaign, two narrow minds.
I am scheduling this post for September 11 with intent. Today there will be a lot of remembrances of what was in fact a great tragedy, and they will undoubtedly be laced with a lot of jingoistic rhetoric that will not show Americans at their best.
Just as these album burning rallies, taking place over two decades, were laced with a lot of rhetoric that did not show Christians at their best.
What did Jesus say-love the sinner, hate the sin?
Not all Muslims want to bomb Americans.
And not all rock music is demonic. In fact, the stuff that is is generally so bad that it often does not sell until some narrow mind organizes a bonfire and gives it free publicity.
So when you are flag waving today, remember those who have fallen, but how about curbing the whole "death to ragheads" sentiment.
And play some rock and roll.