I ask myself, why are “Peace Songs” no longer considered to be an important part of our music scene. We’re ravaged by political bombardment by both political parties, and President Obama and his supporters continue to kill hundreds of children in the Persian Gulf. Did not our Commander in Chief win the Nobel Peace Prize? Has he cashed in the Nobel Peace Prize for the spoils of war?
Young millennials say “no” to war and “yes to peace.” Download “Golden Oldies” anti-war songs written during the “Cold War” by Pete Seeger who composed “Where have all the flowers gone.” Or, John Lennon’s great song “Give Peace A Chance,” and Bob Dylan’s “The Times they are a Changing.”
Millennials need to be alert to “Dogs of War” biting at the bit for a showdown with other societies. These barking heads are associated with dubious “think tanks.” They show up on TV talk shows discussing if the United States should strike first or second using nuclear weapons against the enemy. They liken the game of nuclear dice to ping-pong.
I’ve been on the side of peace since I was 7-years-old.
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Angeline Kearns Blain, Boise