Known endearingly as the “Lion of the Senate,” Ted Kennedy backed enough meaningful legislation in his 47 years in office to qualify as a revolutionary by the milquetoast standards of the U.S. Senate.
If anything, Kennedy proved you didn’t have to be a punk to be a progressive.
It’s a lesson some liberals might do well to remember as they prepare to tackle the issue Kennedy often referred to as the “cause of my life.”
With that in mind, PostBourgie humbly submits 10 songs for this week’s not-so Random Ten to light a fire for the fight ahead. Because as Common says, “The revolution ain’t a game/it’s another name/for life fighting”:
Umi Says (Live at Dave Chappelle’s Block Party) – Mos Def (slb)
My People – Erykah Badu (Shani-o)
Fight the Power – Public Enemy (Belleisa)
List of Demands (Reparations) – Saul Williams (Universeexpanding)
It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop – Dead Prez (Jamelle)
Wake Up Everybody by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (Belleisa)
Holy Mountains – System of a Down (slb)
You and Whose Army? – Radiohead (Quadmoniker)
Stand to the Side – Talib Kweli ft. Novel and Vinia Mojica (G.D.)
Revolution – Arrested Development (Blackink)
Peace, brothers and sisters. And don’t be looking for the revolution on the tee-vee.