A Letter of Apology From Bruce Springsteen for Letting Trump Win

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A Letter of Apology From Bruce Springsteen for Letting Trump Win

Postby kiwiincambodia » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:33 am

A Letter of Apology From Bruce Springsteen for Letting Trump Win

My name is Bruce Springsteen, and one day soon, when the windows of your mosques are smashed and the synagogues lie in ashes, when the skies are gray with dust and the sea has risen to wash away the roads, when the stars and stripes of our flag stand for discrimination and fear, I will wonder, could I have made a difference?

I have had to look at myself in the mirror. More importantly, I have had to look at my children, and consider, uncomfortably, the world they will inherit. And I wonder.

Could I have made a difference? Did I do everything I could have done?

Meryl Streep and that speech she gave at the Golden Globes got me really thinking about this.

It’s all well and good for Meryl Streep to give rabble-rousing speeches on television, but unless she is hosting a benefit for each and every congressional candidate in her state running in the 2018 midterm elections—New York, California, Connecticut, I don’t know where she lives—it’s totally freaking meaningless.

At the end of the day, what did that speech of hers accomplish? A lot of people said, “Oh, great job, Meryl!” A lot of people patted her on the back, tweeted how wonderful she was and said, “You go, girl!” But it meant virtually nothing in terms of winning any elections, getting anyone out to the polls, changing any minds. I doubt it even made one single person register to vote, and it probably didn’t cause anyone to donate to a local congressman’s election campaign.

Unless she backs it up with some actual action, specifically geared toward the midterms, her words are just more self-serving, self-congratulating liberal fireworks. Sorry, Meryl. That’s what we liberals do: we set off fireworks at our own backyard parties.

I bet you felt just great and all proud of yourself when you re-posted Meryl’s speech on your Facebook page. I bet you thought, “Well, I just made a difference!” You didn’t. All you did was make it so your friends would go, “Oh, hooray for our side, you think like us, too!”

And I realized, well, that’s precisely what I’ve done. I’m getting press for saying some anti-Trump stuff from the stage in Australia. That’ll show him. That will impact the midterm election for sure! Boy, I really went out on a limb there, really took a risk.

So I ask again: Could I have made a difference in the last election? Some people think I’m one of the few people who actually could have.

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Re: A Letter of Apology From Bruce Springsteen for Letting Trump Win

Postby Username Taken » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:42 am

As someone who was 'born in the usa', he shouldn't have wasted his time 'dancing in the dark'. He should have been out there telling all the good folks about the 'glory days'. You get out there, Bruce. You tell em we're 'born to run'!!
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Re: A Letter of Apology From Bruce Springsteen for Letting Trump Win

Postby Duncan » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:08 pm

[quote="kiwiincambodia"]A Letter of Apology From Bruce Springsteen for Letting Trump Win

and one day soon, when the windows of your mosques are smashed
and the synagogues lie in ashes,
when the skies are gray with dust and the sea has risen to wash away the roads,
when the stars and stripes of our flag stand for discrimination and fear,
I will wonder, could I have made a difference?

I have had to look at myself in the mirror.
More importantly, I have had to look at my children,
and consider, uncomfortably, the world they will inherit.
And I wonder.

Could I have made a difference? Did I do everything I could have done?


I can see that's going to be another number one hit.
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Re: A Letter of Apology From Bruce Springsteen for Letting Trump Win

Postby SinnSisamouth » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:43 pm

what a luvvie twat
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Re: A Letter of Apology From Bruce Springsteen for Letting Trump Win

Postby Sailorman » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:54 pm

What do you want from a kid from New Jersey? Bruce, you have been snorting to much of that Bayonne, NJ air! The counties near New York City are full of toxic waste dumps and superfund sites. An old saying goes that if Bayonne NJ ever caught fire, they could never put it out as there is so much oil and chemicals in the ground. They had a contest and first prize was a week in North East New Jersey (home of Bruce), second prize was two weeks in North Eastern New Jersey.
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Re: A Letter of Apology From Bruce Springsteen for Letting Trump Win

Postby bolueeleh » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:41 pm

can we have a seperate thread for trump, trump on TV, trump on internet, trump on forum, blah blah blah, so we can all skip this :booty: :booty: :booty:
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