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You know your country.
Is an idea it's not just country I come from that's -- country and really recommend them.
But but actually in America is an idea.
Contagious idea roundup inequality.
Bound up in these faults.
And it seems an offense.
To those ideas to tune.
Thirteen million people have died in thirteen years on -- for example let's just -- thing so -- Americans respond with two.
I could tell you one story in a truck stop.
Somewhere in the middle of who -- -- I can't remember -- -- truck stop and I was going on on you know about this stuff.
Big trucker sitting.
-- the bar.
I would like tattoos over his -- kind of thing and and -- -- was -- giving him a wide -- He calls -- a great Woody -- And that's and I can't hyped up and don't serve and -- that.
Did you just say half the truck drivers.
On the continent of Africa that.
They got -- -- -- half of them have been business at 50%.
If you need a drive.
If you want to volunteer.
While he said I would like to give you mine.
And that's middle of America that's who you are.
I mean you -- to beating yourself don't you were just the best that it and that Americans put.
That's what makes America great is -- kind of leadership.
And it's there it's elements in its.
It's in the hearts of regular people it's the way they see it's nice to have an irishman remind us as Americans.
That we're really pretty doggone good country that's refreshing.
It's a turning point President Bush's aides.
Initiative with the turning point in the in the in the wars that have -- That far down and and you know it is a war.
And I would say American leadership -- back disease.
Was was the most extraordinary.
For good since America.
And to its -- -- in -- -- the history books are update.
Just recently world aids day.
Huge international event brought together President Obama.
Alicia Keys -- What all -- lineup.
So what is it.
That causes people who ordinarily are worlds apart on every thing to get together on something of significance.
The than usual benefits.
Yeah it is.
I remember it and present it to say about -- -- -- Big -- -- out there that I end up.
Because you know you punk rockers and we evangelicals.
-- you know Christian musicians who really.
Amount of good in this next to -- you know.
Soccer moms and and it's just it's just -- it's just it's it's quite a panoply of characters and and I think at a time when America is getting a lot of giving itself by the way.
Baca this government saying.
As well as receiving if you.
From that side.
It's very important nine America understands the values.
Life and that's the message.
Is just -- know things are going -- we all know these are desperate circumstances in the United States.
But for value for money is usually what emerges as -- time of recession.
Can there be better for them and millions and millions of lives.
-- -- -- -- I wanna ask a final question that is about the art.
Of your music and what you've done with it.
Your music has often been filled with message of social consciousness.
Is that purpose or is that just who you are as a human being and and have you found that that's an important -- -- To help shape human thought is to use the the art -- music.
As a tool of communication.
Well it it certainly shaped.
And you know -- group -- to.
Bob -- People who lose.
To -- -- you know people.
Crank up the idea that the world doesn't have to be.
What it is that he can be whether it's -- story kicked or.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- and I suppose that's part of of YouTube and I'm very proud of the band.
They take a lot of hits.
For money involved in this is pretty -- hip work.
And lots of ways but they stand by me.
And they believe and and and -- a group that last Thursday -- I think that they have ten million for the gold the -- from the and they do much more than that but they.
They're great people they believe in in this sentence there's no -- -- -- two or does know but if there was.
We think that.
-- -- -- -- He is -- its dramatic.
And months and compelling.
-- we tried to write songs.
That are truthful.
When I was younger I was thrown stones -- the enemy.
You know as I got older I realized.
That the enemy was a lot closer -- -- in my own heart and the hypocrisy.
Of my own hearts of the songs -- to turn more on some different things but that's probably where it comes.
He's done a remarkable job Alison thanks on behalf of all human beings around the world -- Advocates see that is led to the saving of literally millions of lives and I wish you the very best and one other thing.
You -- knack for getting people of wide political variances together.
We might need to run you for president I'm.
I I -- going to be very scary moments after the -- And you -- on the other and I think would bring the the Reagan like statesmanship that is so.
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