Friday, August 27, 2010

"Smile and grin at the change all around me"

The Who singing We Won't Be Fooled Again, will work nicely for this week's Friday traditio. This song captures well my attitude towards politics, to all the faux revolutions, be they of the right or left. I pray that we won't be fooled again, but as long we place our hope in politics, getting fooled is the inevitable outcome. Of course, religion can and frequently does become ideological, too. "Meet the new boss; same as the old boss."

"There's nothing in the street
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Is now the parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight."

This song is truly a pièce de résistance. Hope. Change you can believe in. Post-racial America. Post-partisan America. Even the Obami, as Jennifer Rubin dubs the Obama diehards, must be thinking by now, plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.


  1. Great choice of songs! Expresses my sentiments toward politics today exactly.

  2. Yes, J.T. Good thing our hope is not in politics or politicians.