by Robert Wilkinson
Time to stomp our feet and sheik ourbouties to prove that love is greater than war!
There really wasn’t any question who we’d dance to this week, since birthday boy Billie Jo Armstrong has given us some truly great danceable tunes over the years. The thing is, I’ve been checkin’ out the news, and we have trouble on this beautiful ball of dirt we call Urth. People are needlessly dying in a lot of places lately.
I once heard His Holiness the Dalai Lama offer us the truth that “war is legalized murder.” So are those times when a government guns down its own people to keep power. While I understand we cannot permit anarchy, since that offends the concept of civilization itself, we also cannot tolerate tyranny, since that is contrary to the nature of the Soul.
So tonight we dance to end the wars that governments make on their own people. At least we have the liberty to do that in the face of authoritarians.
As the Man says, "This song is not anti-American. It's anti-WAR!" So tonight’s Saturday Night Attitude tune is one of the most powerful statements of truth to power ever set to an electrifying beat! Time to stomp to "Holiday."
Here’s another very danceable ancient Irish jig turned into an anti-authoritarian anthem, the rousing "Minority.”
In the spirit of questioning authority and non-cooperation with fascist systems of control (whether the government or the anarchist crypto-authoritarian “opposition”),we now get to move and grove to the magnificent Sonny Curtis classic, "I Fought The Law."
We’ll follow with a song that has a huge attitude and makes a clear statement! For you dancing enjoyment, the Chuck Berry classic "Johnny B Goode."
From “American Idiot,” a rocker for your dancing pleasure, “Jesus of Suburbia” And on that same tour, we have ska and an Isley cover to dance to! For your bouncing enjoyment, "King for a Day” and “Shout.”
Keep stomping to Green Day live in Berlin! “Minority” and “We Are The Champions”
We’ll close this dance with the tune that brought us here, so dance to end war! And yes, the politicians are not our friends, and I completely agree with Billie Joe’s sentiment! "Holiday.”
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