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He Ain’t Heavy?

July 25, 2014

Most of us (the old ones at least) remember the Hollies’ song “He Ain’t Heavy.” It still stands as a great musical metaphor for what should be the good in all of us. But is it really? Let’s flash forward 40 years or so….

“His weight will not encumber me….” Really? Have you been to a Walmart lately? Good God, most of the folks need a forklift to port them up and own the aisles to shop there.

I must admit that I still love this song. It brings tears to my eyes for what might have been in a world where everyone would actually give a damn. But alas, “His weight WILL encumber me.” America, we need to go on that crash diet soon! Even the most svelte of us are today simply fat!

“The road is long, with many a winding turn….” Yes, it is but let’s not take the next exit for McDonald’s for God’s sake!

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  1. Reblogged this on allenrizzi and commented:

    Just went out for our first restaurant meal in months and thought of this post.


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