Monday, October 8, 2007

Mellencamp on Jena

Here is John Mellencamp's new music video...a pointed commentary on racism. The mayor of Jena is not happy about it at all, which is understandable, but I don't think the song is just about Jena. I see it as a reflection of our society in general. Jena is just the most visible facet in recent times.

I wouldn't want my town to be known for this either, but you can't get rid of a boil until you lance it, expose it to the air and clean it out. Racism is a boil on the face of our society.

1 comment:

d.t.x. said...

I like that video. Someone that dares to speak out...that is what we need.