For Americans, “it’s going to be a rough ride” for a while now.
That’s from country-rock superstar Charlie Daniels, who regularly posts commentary on patriotism, economics, politics and more on his band’s website Soap Box.
It’s because of the agenda Democrats in Washington now are chasing.
He cites the “Okie” migration to California after successive droughts in the 1930s turned Oklahoma land into barren fields, and fruit growers in California then put out the word there was lots of work for good wages.
“Actually, there was ample work but the caravans of jalopies loaded with people and possessions headed for ‘the promised land’ had the desired effect and exponentially inflated the labor force reducing the wages the growers had to pay to have their fruit harvested to pennies, making the fruit growers richer, but reducing families of migrants to existing any way they could, living hand to mouth, constantly on the edge of starvation,” he said.
There aren’t the same droughts today, but there are fights over immigration.
“Does anybody think that Gavin Newsome is declaring California a sanctuary state out of the compassion in his heart for migrants, the same heart that doesn’t give a second thought to the murder of thousands of unborn babies in his state every year?” Daniels wondered.
“Look into the eyes of Chuck Schumer, do you see the kind of compassion that says, ‘I support open borders because I have a deep love for my fellow man and want them to have a chance at the American dream?’
“Do Nancy Pelosi’s disjointed diatribes really reflect a heart overflowing with pity and empathy for the people who brave death, rape and being sold into the nightmare of human trafficking to get into America?” he said.
He explained, “Gavin Newsome, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, as we used to say down home, have ‘got theirs,’ their financial future is secure and as far as the rest of us are concerned it’s ‘root hog or die,’ even if your boss walks up one day and says, ‘I’m really sorry, I know you’ve been with us for twenty years, but we’ve found workers who are willing to do your job for half of what we’re paying you, so long.’
“People, please stop and seriously think about this, all Pelosi, Schumer, Newsome et al. are interested in is an unbeatable Democrat voter base and giving their major contributors and influential supporters who run major businesses an inflated labor pool to keep the costs low and the profits high.”
He warned, “These people are one-eyed jacks and if you could see the hidden side of their faces you would see much fewer noble purposes, selfish reasons, the lust for power, control over the lives of other people and [hear] the accursed dark political ambitions that haunt the professional politician.”
Daniels, an octegenarian, still does a full schedule of touring, recording and writing.
He’s been honored for gospel music, his Southern rock anthems and country hits.
He started out in the bluegrass genre with the Misty Mountain Boys and moved to Nashville in 1967.
Elvis Presley recorded a tune Daniels co-wrote titled “It Hurts Me,” which was released on the flip side of “Kissin’ Cousins.” He played on such landmark albums as Bob Dylan’s “Nashville Skyline.”
He started the Charlie Daniels Band in 1972, and among the many hits he’s known for are “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America” and his signature, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”