Bruce – please STFU and just sing.
In 1996, Bruce Springsteen’s Ghost of Tom Joad tour stopped in Youngstown.
He dedicated his song about this struggling steel town to the community and a displaced steelworker family.
The song was based on interviews with Joe Marshall and his son, Joe Jr., quotes in Journey to Nowhere: The Saga of the New Underclass, a book by journalist Dale Maharidge and photographer Michael Williamson.
From the Monongahela Valley
To the Mesabi iron range
To the coal mines of Appalachia
The story’s always the same
700 tons of metal a day
Now sir you tell me the world’s changed
Once I made you rich enough
Rich enough to forget my name
Too bad the candidates and the media elites were too busy listening to wealthy faggot leftists like Springsteen to hear the voices of the people he was singing about.
Political historians have noted that the white working class largely shifted…
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