Silence Means Security, Silence Means Approval

Pop Songs 08 tackles one of the great R.E.M. songs, which is wholly appropriate for today:

“Begin The Begin� isn’t about the short term; it’s not an exhortation to riot. It’s asking the listener to become an active participant in their society — if there’s any hope of standing up to the powers that be, you have to engage, create, and build. You need to have a voice, and more than that, a voice that can and will be heard. After all, “silence means security, silences means approval.�

I miss that R.E.M. I hear they have a new album coming out soon, and I can only hope they found what has been lost.

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