As we duke it out these last 2 weeks, trying to get our candidate to the White House, it can be difficult to see ourselves as having a darn thing in common with those who don’t support our guy. Stolen signs and divisive words seem to rule the day. Democratic red, white, and blue is somehow different from Republican red, white, and blue.

Johnny Cash somehow reminds us that most of our goals are the same, regardless of party or other things that divide us. Perhaps Cash is the real Uniter.

7 Thoughts to “One Nation, according to Johnny Cash”

  1. Marie

    Great Post, Moon-howler. Words we all need to hear and to contemplate during this tumultuous times. Thanks.

  2. Moon-howler

    Thanks Marie. I just bumped into it. We have had so much divisiveness, I just thought I would post it. Gives you something to think about, doesn’t it?

    I am curious what a new posthumous Johnny Cash album will be like. It comes out Oct. 28 I think.

  3. Moon-howler

    Addendum: Here is some more information about I am the Nation.


    A never before released spoken word track was recently uncovered from the vault of Johnny Cash called “I Am The Nation.” This recording will be released on the Johnny Cash America documentary DVD/CD released by Legacy Recordings on October 28th. The film Johnny Cash’s America is poignantly placed in the context of today’s political climate and this oration “I Am The Nation” reminds us what our country stands for at a time when Americans seem more divided than ever. Johnny Cash’s America examines how Johnny became the most authentic celebrity voice our country had. He embraced all of America’s diversity without prejudice or partisanship and he had so much clout with the American people that every President in office during his lifetime courted Johnny Cash. Both the right and the left claimed him, although he remained non partisan. He was championed by teenage punks, their parents, and their grandparents. He was embraced by soldiers and anarchists, by conservatives and liberals, yuppies and rednecks. When times demanded change, he was not afraid to change with them. When times were good, he sang in celebration.

  4. Chris

    Biography Channel will air Johnny Cash’s America tomorrow night at 9pm.

    Thank you! I love Johnny Cash. This was a very nice video.
    I don’t just like that “heavy metal”. 😉

  5. SecondAlamo

    Hey, is there a Spanish version? Just kidding!

  6. Moon-howler

    LOL SA, if I run across one I will post it dedicated to you 😉

  7. Moon-howler

    For those who like Johnny Cash, I found a webpage that has like 30 of his songs you can listen to for free and they are full songs, not partials.

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