We Cry for America
The Story of We Cry For America My thoughts were jumbled in July, 2006, during my morning quiet time. I was deeply concerned about the state of my beloved country and it's people. I thought about The soulless corporate greed in control of our government, The Iraq War for Oil, Deliberate lying about weapons of mass destruction, The outing of CIA's Valerie Plame to punish her husband, Joe Wilson who dared to disagree with the administration, Our troops responsible for the deaths of over 1,000,000 people, The killing and maiming of thousands of American soldiers, The brutalizing of our troops forced to kill, Torture and death of captives as approved by the Administration, Captives held in secret prisons without due process of law, War profiteering by Haliburton and others with no oversight, The reduction of veterans' benefits, medical care, emotional care, Widespread election fraud, Foreign policy based on controlling resources of other countries. The so-called Patriot Act, Increasing the number of terrorists as a result of this war, Illegal wiretapping and seizing of telephone records, The borrowing of billions of dollars from China, Increasing the national debt by trillions, Allowing offshore corporate headquarters to avoid paying taxes, Lack of universal health care, Robbing the poor to pay the rich, Unstopped increase of gas prices to provide profits for oil companies, Charging of hugely-inflated drug prices, Outsourcing of American jobs, Using fear to control the people, Lying and lying and lying on every level of government! And from my despair was created We Cry For America. The words and music seemed to flow with an intelligence of their own. I shared them with Gil Yslas and his wife Niobe Weaver. With their support, we created this CD. We need to work on the inner levels and the outer levels. It is hoped that those listening will be inspired to stand up and make their voice heard - loudly and frequently! Then once again we may have a government of, by, and for the people. Carole received her Music Education BA from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, and her MA from Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. She received her Doctorate of Spiritual Studies from the Center for Transformational Studies. She taught 35 years of junior high music in Modesto, CA and Silverdale, WA. She sang with the Robert Shaw Workshop at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, for 14 summers and also sang with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus for several years. Carole enjoys photography and travel throughout North America and in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Her goal is to visit all the continents of the earth! Gil Yslas, Magic Rock Recording, is a versatile guitarist, producer, songwriter, engineer. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org He produces independent album projects along with special TV and DVD productions and commercials. Gil has created music for many television, radio and movie productions. He is experienced in all aspects of music production with an emphasis on the New Age and Spirital markets.