Harry Belafonte, promoting his HBO documentary “Sing Your Song” about his career-long work alongside civil rights activists, had some priceless comments on what’s gone wrong in the Obama Administration.
“There has never been such a void in moral truth as it now exists,” Belafonte said. “And what the expectation has been for many of us was that Barack Obama would bring to the table a great sense of moral fortitude. I think were he to apply that in the decisions that he would have to make, he would find that his presidency might touch on a level of greatness that he has not yet considered.”
He added, “He (Obama) has only listened to the voices that shout the loudest, and it’s all those reckless right-wing forces. It’s almost criminal.”
Would, might, would: almost criminal. Tough words, spoken true, as always. Sing your song, indeed, Mr Belafonte.
(YouTube: From the Smothers Brothers in 1968, features a highly political song with a backdrop of the 1968 Democratic Convention, including protesters and the riots. Pretty amazing. When the show originally aired, CBS cut this sequence from the show, and it remained unseen by most until fairly recently…. On the DVD, Tom Smothers says that after CBS cut this segment, they sold the vacant time to the Nixon campaign.)