Quotation For The Week

This quotation is from a song that I heard on TechTV way back in 2003. When I think about the Civil War in the Southwest, I also think about this song. “Right Here, Right Now”.

Can you image being a soldier in the Civil War fighting out in New Mexico, in the Jornada Del Muerto – otherwise know as Journey Of The Dead? This is a piece of land stretching from about Albuquerque to Las Cruces. This is not a trivial event. Kit Carson was an officer on the Union side. The last lancer charge in US history occurred there. The South attempted a lancer charge at Valverde.

Nonetheless, I have to think what was going through a young soldier’s mind when all the big fighting was happening in the East. Sitting there at night, gazing at the stars, watching his friends die that day, and knowing it could be himself tomorrow. “What am I doing here”?

But, from everything I have read, that is not how those boys looked at it. Each saw it as their task to defend his country: the Union or the Confederacy. I imagine they must have thought to themselves: “I could be somewhere else, but I am not. I have been chosen for this task, right here, right now”.

Right here, right now
There is no other place I want to be
Right here, right now
Watching the world wake up from history

Right Here, Right now – sung by Jesus Jones

One comment

  1. Too bad the south, who had the Constitution on their side, didn’t win…we’d be free today if they had. Do some study on what Lincoln did, he stomped on the Constitution and that’s why Obama loved to compare himself to Abe. Disgusting evil men.


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