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GUEST,Sonja PBS YANKS 9/11 SONG FROM SHOW (75* d) RE: PBS YANKS 9/11 SONG FROM SHOW 05 Jul 02


Actually, if you're gonna rehash an old country song as a 9-11 tribute (for the bucks or for genuine patriotism), I don't think you can beat Hank Williams Jr.'s reworking of "A Country Boy Can Survive" as "America Will Survive."  I think it was ABC that showed that one.

It's more than a bit ironic to me that Daniels's precious "patriotic" song includes lines about being willing to "make any sacrifice" to see that the last fallen hero did not die in vain, while he and so many others are cashing in on the tragedy and precious few (politicians or "artists") are calling for any real sacrifice on the part of the American people.  In WWII, the government asked people to change their lifestyles -- to start eating organ meat like liver, to save metal, not to buy nylon --, and most people did make those sacrifices.  (I can still remember some women drawing a fake "seam" up the back of their legs.)  What politicians are asking American "patriots" to help the "war effort" by conserving energy at home, by doing things to get better gas mileage, by carpooling, etc.?   And if they did ask, would the public willingly make that sort of sacrifice?  Would Charlie Daniels?

~SWO~


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