Monday, November 03, 2008

This Land

Folks, we're almost there . . . almost to the mountaintop . . .

Yesterday, I worked as a part of a two-man team canvassing in Detroit along Harper Avenue, from Operation Get Down, Inc. (a former YMCA) toward Harpos Concert Theatre (sometimes called Harpo's, opened in 1939), and found what looked to be 100% Obama support. Everybody we found planned to vote today or tomorrow. It's exciting!

Today, I find myself singing Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land" (1940) and James Brown tunes, Johnny Cash and Billie Holiday. Hope ripples through the air. In this spirit, I'd like to thank Mark Krone for adding a new poem of his own in the comments section of the post a couple days back on Cornell West's Hope on a Tightrope.

Earlier this year, The Crow Nation adopted Barack Black Eagle. How cool is that? This Land is Their Land, too -- obviously.

Whatever it takes, let's make it happen!

Today's Rune: Warrior.


Bubs said...

Thank you for getting out the vote! We'll be doing our part tomorrow.

I know what you mean about This Land Is Your Land. I was driving home from work and heard that on the radio, followed by Dylan's "The Times They Are A Changing". It seemed very fitting.

Good luck!

JR's Thumbprints said...

I'm not sure one man can make a difference; but then again, look how the Shrub contributed to the sorry state of our economy. As a UAW member, I'll do my civic duty and head to my precinct.