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Mark Edgar Stuart - "Don't Blame Jesus" (audio) (premiere)

Memphis singer-songwriter Mark Edgar Stuart has written a humorous country/folk song look at the sad state of US political affairs in the age of Donald Trump.

In the great folk tradition, Memphis singer-songwriter Mark Edgar Stuart has written a humorous country/folk song look at the sad state of US political affairs in the age of Donald Trump. Stuart goes after hate, terrorists, cellphones and a culture of complete media saturation and violence that is causing us all to lose a bit of our humanity. Folk has always been the perfect vehicle for critiquing society and politics and it's always been a potent form of protest. The day after Donald Trump's victories, we could use a tune like this.

Stuart tells PopMatters that he "imagined Jesus looking down from his cloud shaking his head in disbelief and thinking, 'What have y'all done? You can have it, I'm not coming back...'"

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