A song of lament for tonight’s midterm election.
The lyrics come from Psalm 137 where the people’s conquerors ridiculed their captives, taunting them to sing one of their native songs, the songs of Zion. Big oil and coal won tonight. Mitch McConnell won. So did the other deniers. Things like climate change action can’t wait for the next election.
God bless the memory of Pete Seeger who was always singing the aspirational songs of hope in times like this. God bless us all.