Sing a Song for Sanders

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Aristotleded24
Sing a Song for Sanders

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Aristotleded24

With Bernie Sanders sruging in popular support for his run for President, what he needs to really capture the imagination of voters is an inspriational theme song. Let's help him out in this thread:

[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImvoZsiy8AM]Days of America-Blackhawk[/url]

mark_alfred

Woodie Guthrie (This land is your land):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxiMrvDbq3s

Paul Robeson (Joe Hill):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8Kxq9uFDes

Tracy Chapman (Talkin' bout a revolution):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2wneBVssPc

mark_alfred
mark_alfred

This YouTube site says Bernie Sanders released his own album a while back.  Two songs from it are Oh freedom and we shall overcome:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmKRWeAyWcY

mark_alfred

Feel the Bern by Tony Tig:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzgBkpY-6mE

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

I think that an anthem from my generation might be apropos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjSpO2B6G4s

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

It may be too radical for Bernie, but I kind of like a little ditty by Chris Floyd called "Just One Plank".

josh
mark_alfred

kropotkin1951 wrote:

I think that an anthem from my generation might be apropos.

">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjSpO2B6G4s

When I was a teenager I was at a party at this guys house and a couple of the members of Buffalo Springfield were there.  They had performed on a program on Global TV and we were watching it.  I was not familiar with Buffalo Springfield at the time, so I wasn't all that interested.  But then they started talking about their time with Neil Young, at which point I became very excited saying, "Oh my god, you guys played with Neil Young?!"  It didn't occur to me until much later what a faux-pas this was.  And a lost opportunity too.  I regret not getting their autograph at the time.

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

I wish the 60's would come back but that's ancient history. People are too selfish and apathetic for a real revolution or any kind of meaningful change.

Could you imagine how a plitician like (pick anyone from the GOP) would be received in 1968 or even 1972 .

The wrld has changed. People don't care.

lagatta

Alan, have you already forgotten the 2012 Student Spring here?

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Here is a great song that Bernie could use. I know, I know I'm showing my age again but I'll bet Bernie would have been listening to it as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kShTUmYRyCw

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

lagatta wrote:

Alan, have you already forgotten the 2012 Student Spring here?

The student movement is inspiring but the politics of the 80's has left a neverending malaise. Explain all the hippies that voted for Raygun back in 1980 and with that came the beginning of the end.

The Civil rights movement,a very 'permissive'  70's,a President who was involved in absolutely no wars,when being in a union was something to pride yourself for and expect as part of your occupation. From there to what?

America is a shameful and despicable abomination so ugly you can't help but take a look at it and most of the world does.

And still,people continue to vote against their self interests out of ignorance,stupidity or apathy.

Just like Leatherface Couillard slashing away our social programs and cutting corners in every direction where everyone is feeling the pain in one way or another , why...WHY are they a majority and why are they leading in the polls? The PQ is capitulating and no one really gives a shit about Frankie Legault why isn't QS pummeling these assholes?

Clearly,people in general don't give the brass ass of an orangutan. It's sad.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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And still,people continue to vote against their self interests out of ignorance,stupidity or apathy.

Suppose I'm living just at, or just below, the poverty line.  And I'm also vehemently opposed to equal marriage.

Should I vote for a left-wing party who'd try to improve my lot in life, even as they applaud "Adam and Steve"?

Or should I vote for a right-wing party who'd give tax breaks to the wealthy, but would also at least try to make marriage about "one man and one woman"?

Which of these is my "self interest"?  The money thing or the moral thing?

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

Mr. Magoo wrote:

Quote:
And still,people continue to vote against their self interests out of ignorance,stupidity or apathy.

Suppose I'm living just at, or just below, the poverty line.  And I'm also vehemently opposed to equal marriage.

Should I vote for a left-wing party who'd try to improve my lot in life, even as they applaud "Adam and Steve"?

Or should I vote for a right-wing party who'd give tax breaks to the wealthy, but would also at least try to make marriage about "one man and one woman"?

Which of these is my "self interest"?  The money thing or the moral thing?

Self interest is neither left nor right. And I can tell you that besides the nuts on the right,I have a critically thinking able mind. If Bernie Sanders stood up and campaigned an idea or policy I vehemently oppose,I would not vote for him. You're never going to agree on all these issues with anyone. But personally or morally offensive policies are a deal breaker,I don't care what colour or creed one pertains to. It's the issues and policies that benefits interests.Laws matter.Ideas matter. Action matters.

If you're wealthy,your ass is covered,if you are not,TS.

Aristotleded24

Sanders is with the people who work [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NK4SnHf8mU]a 40 hour week for a living.[/url] He's also one to remind Clinton that [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_s-Qk07KxA]those who stand for nothing will fall for anything.[/url]

Aristotleded24

Mr. Magoo wrote:
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And still,people continue to vote against their self interests out of ignorance,stupidity or apathy.

Suppose I'm living just at, or just below, the poverty line.  And I'm also vehemently opposed to equal marriage.

Should I vote for a left-wing party who'd try to improve my lot in life, even as they applaud "Adam and Steve"?

Or should I vote for a right-wing party who'd give tax breaks to the wealthy, but would also at least try to make marriage about "one man and one woman"?

Which of these is my "self interest"?  The money thing or the moral thing?

Social issues rose to prominence precisely because issues of economics and wealth distribution have been off the table for political discussion in the last few decades. When economic issues become more prominent, people tend to put whatever disagreements they have on social issues aside. Some time ago, Sanders went to speak to an assembly at Liberty University, in the heart of the Bible belt. He said flat out that he disagreed with those assembled on gay marriage or abortion, but went on to speak about other things. Not only did he receive applause at times, but even the moderator could sense a sincerity and conviction in Sanders that was genuine.

Pondering

To really appreciate it you have to compare to the musical events at Trump rallies.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=trump+girls+sing

Pondering

Aristotleded24 wrote:

Mr. Magoo wrote:
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And still,people continue to vote against their self interests out of ignorance,stupidity or apathy.

Suppose I'm living just at, or just below, the poverty line.  And I'm also vehemently opposed to equal marriage.

Should I vote for a left-wing party who'd try to improve my lot in life, even as they applaud "Adam and Steve"?

Or should I vote for a right-wing party who'd give tax breaks to the wealthy, but would also at least try to make marriage about "one man and one woman"?

Which of these is my "self interest"?  The money thing or the moral thing?

Social issues rose to prominence precisely because issues of economics and wealth distribution have been off the table for political discussion in the last few decades. When economic issues become more prominent, people tend to put whatever disagreements they have on social issues aside. Some time ago, Sanders went to speak to an assembly at Liberty University, in the heart of the Bible belt. He said flat out that he disagreed with those assembled on gay marriage or abortion, but went on to speak about other things. Not only did he receive applause at times, but even the moderator could sense a sincerity and conviction in Sanders that was genuine.

Yes. We fell for Conservative retoric as much as anyone else because we have written off people who we consider to be on the right. Sanders is winning for the same reason as Trump and Ford have. Authenticity and honesty sell as does a focus on class. It's crazy that the left isn't taking advantage of this golden opportunity to perhaps not take the Leap but at least turn in that direction.

lagatta

Burn, baby, burn!

The class struggle is vital, but so is the struggle to avert ecocide.

mark_alfred
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lagatta

Footage of Bernie Sanders being arrested at a civil rights protest in Chicago, in 1963:

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/feb/20/bernie-sanders-footage-ar...

mark_alfred

Red Hot Chili Peppers Bernie Benefit Concert:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvJf-NlPkns

quizzical

he lost Nevada

mark_alfred

Hmm.  It was close.  I'm not too invested in this campaign, admittedly.  I think it would be great if Sanders won, but I think Clinton will be fine also.

lagatta

I can't stand the Clintons. The Bern is the only aspect of the US elections that interests me at all. If not, it is just a horserace between corporate shills who want to sign up for imperialist butchery.

Pondering

lagatta wrote:

I can't stand the Clintons. The Bern is the only aspect of the US elections that interests me at all. If not, it is just a horserace between corporate shills who want to sign up for imperialist butchery.

+1.  Even if he loses he will have had a huge impact but if Clinton wins I will be saddened by this lost opportunity to fight the corporations.

Aristotleded24

quizzical wrote:
he lost Nevada

Yeah, as much as I want to "feel the Bern," I'm starting to feel like he's used up his "moral victories" and needs to start racking up "actual victories" or this thing will be over in 2 weeks.

mark_alfred

What music does Bernie Sanders listen to?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL3gn9FCJNE

Aristotleded24

In light of Sanders' enthusasm in the wake of his recent health issue, Can't Keep A Good Man Down-Alabama