A Brief Commentary by Doug Draper
Posted November 23rd, 2018 on Niagara At Large
As a life-long student of music, I have come to believe that a well-crafted song can be as mighty a force as any in the struggle against deception, corruption, social injustice and tyranny.
I think that such a song, written, produced and performed by American singer Barbra Streisand, and released at the beginning of this November, along with an equally mighty video, on her latest album called Walls.
The song is called Don’t Lie to Me and Streisand has launched it, like a bunker-busting, multi-megaton, smoke-and-mirrors seeking missile, right at the monster in her country’s Oval Office,
I included the song and the video at the end of a plea I posted to our American neighbours on the eve of this November’s U.S. mid-term elections to vote for any candidates they could to resist Trump and his dangerous, hate-drenched agenda, and I also sent it in separate emails to a number of my American friends in New York State, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
I quickly got back notes from them, after they experienced the song and video, containing words like “wow”, “powerful”, and “I’m going to share this with as many people as I can.”
So before this November comes to an end, I thought I would post the song and the video on Niagara At Large again, higher up this time so it doesn’t possibly get lost above everything else.
Here it is. Play it and share it with your friends –
To read Doug Draper’s commentary, urging our American neighbours earlier this November, to vote for anyone who will resist Trump, click on – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2018/11/06/a-plea-to-our-american-neighbours/
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