I’m with Neil

Let’s impeach the president for abusing all the power we gave him

And shipping all our money out the door.

Let’s impeach the president for bending the facts to fit their new story

Of why we have to send our men to war.

Neil Young, born in Canada and living in the States, sings about about impeaching the US president on his forthcoming new Reprise Records release, Living with War. Why?

“I was waiting for someone to come along, some young singer 18 to 22 years old, to write these songs and stand up,” Young told the Los Angeles Times. “I waited a long time. Then, I decided that maybe the generation that has to do this is still the ’60s generation. We’re still here.”

Damn right. Let’s hear it for the true believers in the old guard. The active, vocal young deserve kudos, but too many youngsters are too focused on Fiddy, The OC, and Chris vs. Taylor vs. McPhee, ashion and celebrity obsessions and blissfully ignorant of the problems in the world around them and their responsibility to help create positive change. If all but a few in the new school refuse to take up the torch of speaking out and working for a better world, somebody’s got to do it.

Thanks to Neil Young for doing his protest-music part – I guess we do need him around anyhow.

Mr. Young keeps on rockin’ in the free world via his release-focused blog and at his site. You can stream the entire LP via this link; check it out.

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2 thoughts on “I’m with Neil

  1. sorry, this is unrelated to this post. i just read your dino article, and just want to make a comment.

    it’s too bad you left the democratic party. the way to get rid of dinos is for people like yourself to get involved in party politics.

    the democratic party is made up of the people who show up at meetings; who bother to run for a party office. right now, people who favour dinos show up to a lot of meetings and get elected to lots of positions.

    every few weeks i read a dailykos diary of a few people getting together and taking over their local democratic party. it will take time, but we can get there. but we need help.

  2. you need help? tell your leaders to get a moral compass, a backbone and several clues.

    i used to be a dem. i used to be a gop. why are you, a dem, expecting me to side with YOU? do you believe in equality for all? are you willing to fight for that, say it out loud, and NOT give in to the incrementalists who would have us put our need to be EQUAL, FOR FUCK’S SAKE, away until it is more convenient for the party? if so, why aren’t you with the Greens? and if not, well, people like you is why the dems are not for me.

    i don’t see party politics as being particularly effective or helpful to those not in power. my goal is to make a better world, not to help dems or repubs or greens or libs or constitutionalists. parties and their drama and lack of integrity and tendency to put ends before means would serve as a hindrance to actually doing my activism, to actually doing what MATTERS. so, screw the parties.

    i do my bit – which includes campaigning for decent candidates (like Chuck Pennacchio – US Senate – Pennsylvania – SUPPORT A TRUE PROGRESSIVE, PEOPLE’S CANDIDATE!) no matter what party designation exists alongside their names – and i am almost always at work on this most important endeavor (fixing a broken world), so i don’t have time for dealing with a party which I cannot respect and to which i do not and cannot belong. Integrity counts.

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