I doubt anything scares the Republican Party more than sunlight finding its way into Congress.
So, I played this … just now … for myself. I admit, I broke down in tears. I was fortunate enough not only to attend a performance of “HAIR” early days in the late 60’s … it not only was the original cast; but, Gerome Ragni and James Rado, the authors of the lyrics were both in the country, in the city, the same day and impulsively decided to come by and sing the leads.
My closest friend … with me that day … has been dead a decade or so, now. I think, sometimes, the optimism I had that day about changing the course of political and social life in America, the world, hasn’t died. Sometimes, it feels as if it should.
And I turned to my wonderful wife … yes, much younger than I am … and she laughed and said she couldn’t comment on the Sixties as I might. She was barely in elementary school, then. But, she feels I should not, I must not, turn my face away from the heart and minds of those keeping the flame of freedom alight. As usual, she’s right.