As I was listening to some talk radio today, I could NOT get this song out of my head. I will provide the link to it at the end of this blog.
As many will recall, this song was in the movie “Footloose” where the main character Wren, played by Kevin Bacon, was trying to break a backwards, draconian rule by a small town against dances. Dances stimulated all sorts of bad behavior like drinking and fornication; and sadly in the story this led to the death of the preacher’s son. Wren, quite craftily, uses their religion against them to get their dance, which still had to be held outside the city limits of the town. But, hey, they got to dance!
All this reminds me of the nanny state of our current government; and the lack of freedoms due to the erosion of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
So, who is going to be Amerika’s Wren? Who is going to be our hero (or heroine for that matter)? Who is going to finally say, “enough is enough with the stupidity and bullshit”? When will it be the people’s “time to dance”?
I should posit that the time is now if you so chose it. YOU. You must be master and commander of your own fate, by first taking responsibility for your person. Your actions, your attitudes, YOUR LIFE. If we all lived by the “golden rule” our country, even our world would be a better place. Somehow, somewhere, we Amerikans have forgotten to dance. We have forgotten, as a nation and as an individual with sovereignty, that we are free and not to be trifled with. When will you stand up for your rights, and dance? I leave you with this quote, because even an amalgamated, conflated , convoluted, corrupted mess such as the Bible has nuggets of pure wisdom
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.