Back in 2002, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Garth Brooks put together a new video for his 1993 song “We Shall Be Free.” Brooks’ idea, at the time, was that the world was divided and that he wanted to offer a message of universal togetherness. To that end, he got some of the biggest celebrities of the era to intone vague messages into the camera. For whatever reason, Brooks never released the video at the time, but he’s just shared it on Facebook. And while he clearly sees that this is another hopelessly divided time and that a message like this is needed, he’s also given us a very strange time capsule of an era when, if you wanted to round up celebrities for a good cause, you called people like Al Gore, Jay Leno, Whoopi Goldberg, Alex Rodriguez, John Travolta, and a very young Dakota Fanning. Watch the video below.
I don’t know why I laughed when Sean Connery showed up, but I totally did.