Deblog 10: Leadership

I find it interesting that stories told decades ago continue to be relevant today.

Not to disparage his more current works as I do enjoy some of them, Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions (1973) is probably one of my all-time favorites. I used to play it when I was pregnant and my son came out with a love for all things Stevie. He was in elementary school when he found this cassette in Christopher’s collection and asked for it. I think he played the magnetic coating off of the polyester plastic film — he’d let it play through and would flip it over and over again and again.

But, as usual, I digress.

The songs on the album cover nearly every aspect of life.  Much is devoted to love, which is a good thing since the rest focus on social commentary. This was during Vietnam and the Black Power Movement — the flesh was raw with wounds unimaginable unless you lived it.

Misstra Know-It-All stands out right now. Below the video there’s a link to the lyrics — read them for yourself. I’ll wait.

There, see?

The US has run rampant with Know-It-All leaders and the Don is a huge, loud, and obnoxious example. There are people who love the idea of having him in the big chair, but the implications of having the Apprentice President are beyond the scope of this post.

And far too depressing to envision, even for me.

As an aside, someone left a comment at the site where the lyrics are for this song:

Many believe that the song is actually a reference towards and shot at the 37th President of the United States, Richard Nixon.

Ponder that for a moment …

 

 

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