A couple of nights ago I was channel surfing. I came across the end of America’s Got Talent. The “Military Spouses Choir” performed. They were a large group of women whose husbands are currently serving. They mentioned in their intro the theory that music helps heal; and specifically effective in brain trauma and PSD. When there is brain damage, although one may not respond to speaking, they can respond to music.
Now that is a beautiful thing. And there were tears from the women singing, as they thought about their husbands risking their lives, hoping they get home safely. Anyone can empathize with that. And they were quite good as well!
And there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that music is very powerful. It can heal.
My problem, yes my problem, well, my several problems that popped into my head were as follows:
1) It’s so fucking stupid to be over there in the first place.
2) Our soldiers are not the only victims over there. Who sings to them? I feel for ALL.
3) I found it rather ironic that our government spends a shitload of money on “Defense,” but cuts all the music budgets for schools and other art programs.
So I will make this short and sweet:
America’s got talent, but no common sense. (I am referring to the government – not the people…not most of them, anyway.) It does not take a brain surgeon to solve this problem. (There is no risk of anyone having that high level of intelligence in Congress. They are useless and act brain-damaged.) Bring our soldiers home. Stop killing innocent people. Stop wasting our money. Start singing more!