Monday, January 14, 2019

The Killers - Land Of The Free - Video by Spike Lee

Powerful and Timely! Kudos to The Killers and Spike Lee

"We got more people locked up than the rest of the world
Right here in red, white and blue
Incarceration's become big business
It's harvest time out on the avenue"

"So how may daughters, tell me how many sons
Do we have to put in the ground before we just break down and face it

We got a problem with guns"

Bob Lefsetz writes,"The message of the song, the message of the video. What does America stand for? But that wall hasn't been built yet and the Killers don't want it to be. They're making a statement that will reach their fans more than anything in the "New York Times," never mind Fox News. That's the power of art, to change minds.

And if this were the eighties, this video would be all over MTV, the talk of the nation. But in the teens, it's impossible to reach everybody. But disruption never sleeps, it's just a matter of who is willing to fight.

We've been overwhelmed with the innovation of the techies for two decades. But we've learned in the past few years that the majordomos have no moral center, which is why artists need to take the reins and make a statement.

Like the Killers."

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