Saturday, January 29, 2011

In the Ghetto

Every once in a while you just come across a topic that's just really, well, larger than life. It's something that's so moving and so mind-boggling that you just have to talk about it.

So I just want to change gears here for a bit -- and talk about something really important, that's just a little bit different, but it's the kind of history that we just can't (or shouldn't) try to avoid talking about. Meanwhile, since I've been serving up "theme music", here's something that kind of can serve as a theme for my next few posts.

3 comments:

EA said...

An important topic, and one so interestingly presented. One thing that struck me about this is that Elvis Presley is singing about the vicious cycle of poverty to an audience in Las Vegas, that's one point of irony in this.

Beyond the ironic presentation, the question that arises is: what should be done?

Thoughts?

Constantine said...

I think I know what's coming John. And I'm on pins and needles to see what you do with it!

Peace.

John Bugay said...

Hi EA -- I liked this Elvis tune precisely because it talks about "a vicious cycle." But as Constantine notes, a different "vicious cycle" is in view.