With these words Gil Scott Heron back in the seventies etched himself into the psychie of the America people and the World at large. As a young man arriving into New York City in the early seventies and looking up to find my ground, his voice, poetry and music had a great impact on the way I started looking at my new found land…having been born in Italy and having lived in South America I came to the USA with a perception that maybe not all that glittered was gold. Gil put it all into perspective for me. I miss him and I am sadden by his passing. Gil defined a way of thinking and expressing oneself that today is taken for granted but it was because of people like him that the societal and racial barriers that kept America from realizing its own mission and ultimate destiny as the land of the free came to be. Barack if there is a Martin Luther King Jr. day then we must have a Heron day. This is as political as I am ever going to get on this particular forum. Gil thank you, thank you, thank you.
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