Ebony and Ivory 2018

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As I watched this amazing rendition of our National Anthem, I couldn’t help feeling a great sense of unity and camaraderie between this “old white man” and a generations younger African American woman, as they sang. One does not see black and white. Old and young. One sees pride and love.

Why can’t every day people live like that? Politicians have pitted young against old. Men against women. White against black and vice versa to further their own agendas and pocketbooks. Far too many of them don’t give a shit about any of us regular everyday proud Americans and the rupture and divide they have caused with their bullshit rhetoric. I have girlfriends of many different races and ethnicities and religions. It is our differences that we love so much about one another. It is the thing that bonds us not divides us. We see that so clearly that we can’t understand why so many can’t. Or won’t.

That is the biggest problem that this great Nation faces. The inability of the masses or of the sheeple to see that our differences are an asset, not a liability.

https://youtu.be/N_lCmBvYMRs

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10 Comments

  1. I can’t help it, I’m sobbing my socks off!
    I always get very emotional at our National Anthem, it sends shivers down my spine each time. This rendition was just wonderful. Thank you so much 😊

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    • You’re so welcome. I’m not normally a crier, but this rates up their with Whitney Houston at Super bowl halftime post 9/11 during Desert Storm. No one was Caucasian American or African American or Mexican American. We were all just regular AMERICANS and were proud to be them.

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      • That’s my favourite ever Super Bowl version! Her joy and pride was exhilarating. It’s politics and the media that have driven people apart, we need to say STFU to both and get back to just being American

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  2. Amen!! I was never so proud to be an American as I was watching Ms. Houston sing it. There were no Democrats, Republicans, African Americans, Caucasian Americans, Gay or Straight Americans, during that particular time in our history. We were all just Americans. Plain and simple. I yearn for those days again. Most middle class everyday American feels the same. The god damn government is the one that puts us in boxes and neatly labels us. We certainly don’t put ourselves in them. I have NEVER seen the color of another persons skin, only the color of their heart….or perhaps their aura.

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