Wednesday, March 30, 2011
[This received "Honorably Mention" in the Comedy/Novelty category of the International Songwriting Competition 2009. Seemingly it was written in all seriousness, praising not parodying drug users. Of course we all know how much fun drugs are.]
In 1962, prayer was banned from public schools. In 1963 Bible reading, was banned.
In the 1960's evolution became widely taught in America's high schools.
The large scale hippie movement began in summer, 1967.
Eventually the hippies grew older and became yuppies. The yuppie drug of choice was shopping.
Since the 1980's, the government debt has been growing, personal debt has been growing, savings have been dropping. The balance of trade began falling rapidly in the mid-1990s. We have now been hit by a financial crisis, which I suspect will eventually lead to a United States sovereign default, with consequences I'd rather not think about.
Basically, the Protestant work ethic has been exchanged for the mindless selfishness and instant gratification of atheism, with unfortunately predictable results. Twelve Step programs have tried to reinvent the church, however with limited success. We are quickly becoming Third World America.
I can only say, rephrasing the song: God save America, land that I love.
Posted by jewish philosopher at 6:34 AM