01. R&B Jams 6.1
A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within – Ariel Durant
The greatest empires and civilizations that have littered historical memes proclaimed justification for their preposterous notions by conquering and exploiting their said truths upon the world. And as their arrogance and self righteousness inflated beyond the measured heights of the deities they worshipped, the tragic and eventual fall from such glorified grace brought tears to those witnessing the fire from within. This amazing country founded on a revolution, that endured civil strife with bloody warfare, endless military confrontations abroad, racial and cultural demonization and a host of other infectious calamities has endured because the people by which it was founded saw through the blinding hate and reveled to success by finding common ground. There are generational events by which we are defined or corralled into and we manage to claw our way to normalcy and beyond. It is an admonishing and turbulent time filled with the indiscriminate taking of life by the forces of Nature and the searing monkey wrench into what we hold dear as America. Hold fast my friends and use your collective thoughts to push through this wicked storm of unrest for there is always hope.
Stay true, stay hydrated and keep reveling in music amid this chaos.
Playlist and album covers below.