Sunday, January 04, 2004

Whatever Happened to Peace on Earth?

Yesterday Willie Nelson appeared at a concert in Austin Texas (benefitting Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich) and premiered his latest song, a song he wrote after watching the news on Christmas Day - and was horrified to watch the war in Iraq continue unabated.

"I hope there is some controversy. If you write something like this and nobody says anything, then you probably haven't struck a nerve," said Willie Nelson. Good for him.

I found the lyrics at CounterPunch.

There's so many things going on in the world
Babies dying, Mothers crying
How much oil is one human life worth
And what ever happened to peace on earth

We believe everything that they tell us
They're gonna' kill us, So we gotta' kill them first
But I remember a commandment
"Thou shall not kill"
How much is that soldier's life worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we've been told from our birth
Hell they won't lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar's word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

So I guess it's just
Do unto others before they do it to you
Let's just kill em' all and let God sort em' out
Is this what God wants us to do

Now you probably won't hear this on your radio
Probably not on your local TV
But if there's a time, and if you're ever so inclined
You can always hear it from me
How much is one picker's word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

But don't confuse caring for weakness
You can't put that label on me
The truth is my weapon of mass protection
And I believe truth sets you free

What ever happened to Christmas cease fire practises? Aren't we sopposed to get more civilized and not less? I guess there is no civilty in cases of recolonizations and aquirition of resources/control. I shake my head - I don't know whether to be sad or angry.


As many of you know, or have maybe guessed, we had a death in the family this year. It has been difficult, I apologize for not quite being myself lately.

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