For the Middle East protesters. People got to be free

The Middle East protesters are heroic and inspiring. They are literally putting their lives on the line. I helped organize multiple anti-Iraq war protests. Sometimes they were huge. Sometimes it got really tense with LAPD. But I knew the authorities would not open fire on us with assault rifles and that we wouldn’t be picked off on the way to our cars, held incommunicado, and have electrodes attached to our genitals. The Middle East protesters can make no such assumptions. I am in awe of them.

The Rascals. People Got To Be Free

All the world over, so easy to see
People everywhere just wanna be free
I can’t understand it, so simple to me
People everywhere just got to be free…

Shout it from the mountain on out to the sea
No two ways about it, people have to be free
Ask me my opinion, my opinion will be
Nat’ral situation for a man to be free


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