We guess the Promise of America isn’t enough by itself to sustain Bruce Springsteen in America.
For all his millions and millions, and for all his powerful method of expression and musical talent, for all his fame and golden albums he has let it be known that he is moving out of America to another country if Donald Trump is re-elected.
We are two weeks away from the Presidential Election being called by folks who consider themselves pundits that it is the most important in US History.
We would beg to differ.
Several elections have meant more to the American Republic and for American democracy than this election between President Donald Trump and former Vice-President Joe Biden.
We believe the election in 1860 of Abraham Lincoln was perhaps the most important and historic moment in all of American history.
Lincoln’s succession to the American presidency at a time when the nation was split politically, socially, and economically dwarfs the first election of President Trump four years ago and his possible re-election in two weeks.
The coming of the Civil War, which had everything to do with America remaining a slave-keeper democracy or not, was a far greater moment than trying to ascertain just how nasty Trump might be if he gets another four years.
Lincoln would lead us through the war. He would free the slaves. He restored the Republic, and it was brought back to life as one nation.
That’s very big medicine as far as we’re concerned.
The idea that American democracy is over if Trump is re-elected is stale and ineffectual reasoning.