This may be the only time in the history of this blog that you’ll see a post devoted to Christmas. But you’ll soon see there is no religious content in this post, unless you find a commitment to peace and justice to be religious (many do).
Enjoy tonight some appropriate Christmas music for those committed to social justice. When Steve Earle wrote this paean to Woody Guthrie and America’s social justice pioneers, he was probably thinking of this Guthrie song, 1913 Massacre, also set on Christmas eve. Like Newton, this song portrays a slaughter of children on the altar of America’s corporate greed.