Reality of 1935 in the 21st Century: Unemployment

WOW the 21st century and I am feeling like the dreamt reality of BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN from 1935-1939. 1928 Harry McClintock performed his hit hobo country song, titled ‘The Big Rock Candy Mountain’ – uhm times seem so familiar!McClintock’s song is interesting, seeming that it demeans homeless persons and the extended unemployed (today’s 99ers). It jokingly suggest found comfort in miserable life conditions, twisted to the slacked false desires, of those displaced to long. It jokingly pokes fun of society’s warp views, in it’s attempt to define and stratify economic conditions, with undesirable characteristics. “…Where the handouts grow on bushes, and you sleep out every night.Where the boxcars all are empty, and the sun shines every day…””…and the little streams of alcohol, come a tricklin’ down the rocks…There’s a lake of stew and a whiskey too…”
“…Ohh the birds and bees and the cigarette trees,the lemonade springs where the bluebird sings,in the big rock candy mountains…” and finally, the suggestive ending, “…I’ll see you all this coming fall, on the big rock candy mountain.” Let us pray that this economy recovers!!!


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