Springsteen urges fellow Americans to fight for civil rights for all

November 14th, 2007 - 10:18 am ICT by admin  
The rocker tells Rolling Stone magazine that the days after attacks on the World Trade Centre will be remembered more for illegal wire tapping, rendition, the abuse of prisoners, cutting back of civil rights than for anything else.

However he hopes that he will be remembered as one of those people who still believed in justice.

“Many parts of it (America) will be remembered with the same degree of shame as the Japanese internment camps are remembered - illegal wire tapping, rendition, the abuse of prisoners, cutting back our civil rights, no habeas corpus,” Contactmusic quoted him, as saying.

“I don’t think most people thought they’d ever see the country move far enough right to see those things happen here. And I don’t believe that those are things that strengthen us.

“The moral authority to stand up and say ‘We are Americans’ is invaluable. It’s been deeply damaged, and it’s going to take quite a while to repair that damage, if we can.

“All I want to do is to be one of those guys that says, ‘When that stuff was going down, I threw my hat in the ring and tried to stand on what I felt was the right side of history,’” he said. (ANI)

Related Stories

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted in Entertainment |

Subscribe