I got into a conversation today about my dislike of the Greenwood song that’s been all the rage since 9/11. My own simplistic opinion is that it just emphasizes the wrong things and smacks of “we’re better than all the rest of you” and that this is the only place one is free, etc. It’s just an ugly song from a global perspective.
This article, Metro Pulse/Gamut/Our Sacred Ditty, goes much farther in its critique.
Funny thing is that I actually feel somewhat nervious stating this opinion and I think that is the main reason why the song bothers me. It riles up those “If you aren’t with us then you are against us” feelings. Weird.