Posted On: Tuesday - November 17th 2020 7:29PM MST
In Topics:   Music  Political Correctness  History  Americans
See how the main sail sets.
Call for the Captain ashore.
Let me go home, let me go home.
I wanna go home, let me go home.
This is the way Peak Stupidity is, I'm afraid. We just cannot seem to keep up with important dates in history. The problem is, as discussed in our October post The Mayflower sets sail, also not written on the right date, is that the political correctness or "wokeness" is simply erasing our history. I mean, you'd have heard of this all over the place were TV and the internet around 100 years ago, on the the 300th anniversary.
Yes, it's been 400 years dammit! I don't watch the TV, but I haven't even seen a Yahoo headline in passing on the 400th anniversary of this voyage that was so important in American history.
The first sight of land off Cape Cod in present-day Massachusetts was November 9th of 1620, and we forgot that date. We'll make a remembrance today then, of the successful voyage. Here are a couple of maps of the rough route, the first a close-up of the departure portion.
Because they voyage was delayed so long due to the problems with the 2nd ship, the Speedwell (discussed in that previous post), the voyage across the North Atlantic wasn't made in ideal weather conditions. There was one death along the way, but one child was born, named "Oceanus" en route.
By this date 400 years back, the brave group of Pilgrims was still on the ship, anchored off of Cape Cod. The famous Mayflower Compact was drawn up during this period. We'll try to remember that one in a few days.
I'm sure there were days over the last few weeks, 400 years back, when it felt like in the song.
"I wanna go home (let me go home).
Why don't you let me go home? Yeah, yeah.
This is the worst trip
I've ever been on!"
OK, we're gonna repeat some music here. It's almost been 4 years, and we featured both the Beach Boys and Dwight Yoakam versions. Neither wrote this song, as it's an old traditional song. These versions are both excellent though.
OK, we can slow it down and make it country:
PS: I just talked to my elementary school kid about it. No, he hasn't studied anything about the Mayflower's voyage this year (only back in 1st grade). The school is too busy setting up plexiglass for 400 year-old important pieces of American history.