Everything That is Wrong With America Expressed in One Song

Journey’s song Don’t Stop Believing is an American anthem?

American Anthem -‘Don’t Stop Believin” Goes On And On, Because We Need It To – September 16, 2019

Cover art for Journey, Escape. Escape from belief. Do it.

I think I’ve figured out what is wrong with this country. Stop Believing. No really. At the risk of being dismissed as a hater, I’m going here anyway. I hate this song. I have always hated this song. It is chirpy, syrupy bullshit.

I owned this album and I hated the album as well as the song. The girls I dated loved it. I think I gave my copy of it to one of them. I don’t own it anymore, I know that much.

You should stop believing. What you cannot do is stop hoping. Hope is what will keep you alive. Belief, when that belief is in error, will get you dead faster than just about anything else you might do. Stop believing. Seriously. Stop it right now. Start hoping instead.


This one sat in the drafts folder for a year. I just found it. I left the publish date on the air date for the segment that I was responding to rather than bring it up to now, but the pandemic makes this subject topical once again. Stop believing. Start accepting science. Wear a mask. Get vaccinated. Do it now.