San Diego Union Tribune
Pacifism and war
God Is Back
(from left to right) George Johnson, Dan McWilliams and Billy
|Recent events have spurred a lot of
"Forwards" in e-mail of the 1973 transcript of
The Good Neighbor" by Gordon Sinclair. This was set
to patriotic music and recorded sometime around 1974 by Byron Macgregor, a disc
jockey from Windsor, Ontario and made the top 10. Tex Ritter also recorded and
released a version.
The piece is about how America is under
appreciated. Sinclair writes that wherever there is a tragedy or natural disaster in the
world, the first nation on the scene to help people out is the United States. He then
comments how he doesn't remember the last time there was a tragedy in the United States
where anyone from the outside showed up and offered help, not even during the San
Click on "The Americans" link above for more information and the
original transcript. There is a link there to hear it with Real Audio (minus the patriotic
background music) Use KaZaA or any other Napster clone to get the musical version. The MP3
was too big for me to post on this Tripod page.
Download original broadcast
american.zip (1.4 mb, 5-7 minutes @ 54 kbs)
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A charity fund established to help victims of the Sept.
11th attacks, which is affiliated with the United Way, made a grant of $171,000 to a group
defending eight individuals being held in connection with the terrorist attacks on New
York and Washington, D.C. More...