Neil Young says “I have hope,” backs Biden & wants Stacey Abrams as VP nom
Neil Young says that he has hope for America in a new post he shared over the weekend on his Archives website. "I feel a change. Although it could get a lot worse, the pandemic that is, I think we will all learn together. Some of us will get sick, especially those of us who protested, their families, those of us who care and feel. We know black lives matter. My heart goes out to all the black families affected, so that’s all the black families through American history. I feel like we are turning a corner. All together, all colors on the street. We know our mission is the right one for America and mankind." He also writes that, "as an old white guy," that "we have to deal with out white insecurities...I want a better world for us all together. A safe world with respect to all our wonderful differences. And there are differences."
Neil also thinks Trump is on the way out. "He is in the end just a poor leader who is building walls around our house. I believe he will be powerless soon and I wish him the best in his next life. That sorry man will not destroy the American dream. He can see his power slipping away with the support he is losing his own party. It’s just the beginning of the end for him."
While Young was an active, vocal campaigner for Bernie Sanders, he throws support here to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and hopes that Georgia democrat Stacey Abrams will be his running mate. "Whether you think Barack Obama’s white brother can handle this situation or not, he will likely be our new leader, bringing compassion and empathy back to the White House. May the Great Spirit be with you Joe Biden. I hope his new vice president will be Stacey Abrams, but I will take whoever he chooses. Stacy is my favorite from a good group of candidates. May the Great Spirit be with Joe Biden on his choices."
The post is ends with thoughts on doing the dishes, but before that Neil wraps up his main ideas with "On the streets today we smell and see the smoke and fire of autocracy as extinguishers itself before our eyes. It will burn for a while and be scary and ugly, as its source, but I have hope and feel it in my bones. This is not the American way. We have a great future before us, not an easy one, a great one." You can read the whole post over at Neil Young Archives.
Neil recently shared a live version of "Southern Man" while calling for “new rules for policing." Neil has also been sharing "Fireside" acoustic sessions regularly through coronavirus lockdown, and his "lost" '70s album Homegrown is getting an official release next week.