Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Perform "Going Up the Country"
- I'm going where the water tastes like wine,
We can jump in the water, stay drunk all the time
I'm gonna leave this city got to get away
All this fussing and fighting, man you know I sure can't stay...
Just exactly where we're going I cannot say
But we might even leave the USA
Cause there's a brand new game that I want to play.
(Been there. Done that. Bought the t-shirt. Well, I never renounced my citizenship or even once considered doing so, but I did live overseas for more than fifteen years. I just came back about nine months ago, and this ex-expat couldn't be happier. Sure, there was more freedom abroad and now I have to watch what I say, but I love this place. It's hilarious! I wouldn't live anywhere else.)
The best part of Dr. Fleming's essay is when he suggests "the melancholy of the conservatives is reminiscent of the hippies' melancholia in the late 1960s." He continues, "It is true that a lot of counter-culturalists were either Marxists or deracinated hedonists, but there was another strain closer to Chesterton or to the Southern Agrarians than to the dispiriting socialism of the schools and the parties. You see it a little in Jack Nicholson's character in Easy Rider, in his speech, 'This used to be a good country.' Yes, used to be."