Thanksgiving was 2 days ago. I got to spend the entire day with my family: my mom, my dad, and my sister. (Normally, we spend Thanksgiving with my grandparents, but refrained from doing so this year due to Covid ramping up in my home state.)
My whole life I’ve celebrated the Fourth of July as a day of freedom. Today, July 3rd, I watched a moving reminder by Daveed Diggs based on Frederick Douglass’ “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”
Blind Guardian’s “Curse My Name,” reminds me of something. It clicked in my head only just this morning.
For a song coming from 2010, it has strong resemblance to our current political climate.
“Curse My Name” is a rousing song, telling the story of a tyrannical king being brought forth for his crimes. As the crowd gathered (or that’s how it appears in my head whenever I listen) watches, he is tried guilty, and the crowd around him rejoice.