Friday, January 06, 2012

Beyond spacious skies …

view ne toward absarokas.jpg
I'm always loved knowing that one of the country's iconic patriotic songs, "America the Beautiful," was written by a 19th century lesbian and feminist, Katharine Lee Bates.

Now Paul Krugman passes on that there is a forgotten third verse that denounced the Robber Barons of Bate's day.

America! America!

God shed his grace on thee

Till selfish gain no longer stain

The banner of the free!

Take that Mitt Romney -- apparently the mergers and acquisitions candidate is fond of the song.

Maybe some of the Occupiers should try singing that at many contemporary pols when they go all patriotic on us.

Photo is of the view from the summit of Bunsen Peak in Yellowstone National Park, looking northeast toward the Absarokas mountain range.
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