Saturday, October 29, 2011

VDP on “Wall Street” and Wall Street

From Van Dyke Parks’s commentary on his song “Wall Street” and current events:

The Creed Is Greed, in a nation dominated by stone-age fundamentalism — despite the fact that Christ admonished against greed and usurious interests repeatedly, raising valid questions about how Capitalism-run-amok can square with Christian precepts.

The “Occupy” movement, while indistinct and lacking a theme song, is emboldening an all-too patient middle-to-underclass seeking a higher moral ground. It’s about ethics.
You can read the commentary and listen to “Wall Street” by following the link: Van Dyke Parks on “Wall Street” (Los Angeles Review of Books Blog).

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