The Perfect Storm

Xena:

We’ve come so far but have so much further to go.  There might never be a time when people don’t hate, but those of us who do not have to drown out words of hate with actions of love.  Thanks for being a doer of peace and love.

Originally posted on idealisticrebel:

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In the sixties, there was a perfect storm of hatred and violence and passionate pacifism. Folk singers like Peter, Paul and Mary, Pete Seger and Joan Baez sang the songs that started the fire that crossed America to get the Vietnam War ended. Hearts were set afire with music, poetry, sit-ins and marches. We watched the boys we knew going off to the war. There was a draft and I can remember sitting at the dinner table and listening for the numbers to be selected. You knew the numbers of your family and friends. The silence that would envelope a family when a son’s number was called was so opaque you could cut it with a knife. In addition to this being held like a human sacrifice by a Pagan world, some of these men fled and went to Canada. Very few returned, even when all was forgiven.

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Posted on 04/07/2014, in Bloggers for Peace, Potpourri and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. The more things change, the more they seem to stay the same..

    • I thought there was and equal pay law already, The Equal Pay Act of 1963. It would be nice to see these laws enforced, instead of just written. For instance, the underground economy. We hear about raids now and then, but not anywhere near what they should be. People here can’t even compete for jobs, as there are so many undocumented workers who will work for so much less, and employers just love that, no workmans comp, benefits, ect. I could go on and on about this topic, but it’s not good on the blood pressure.

  2. Thank you, Xena, for re-blogging the Idealisticrebel article.

    What an great Joan Baez video Barbara posted in her blog article!

    Bless Joan Baez for all her support, activism for important and just causes.

    How I wish that the songs of that era were still being played on the radio. They are needed today to provide this generation with guidance, strength and support.

    I just thought of this kindness song:

    • We’ve come so far but have so much further to go. 

      There might never be a time when people don’t hate, but those of us who do not have to drown out words of hate with actions of love.

      Yes, Xena, we do have SO MUCH further to go, and we CAN drown out words of hate with our actions of LOVE.

      Today, as we witness storms of injustice, inequality, discrimination, and efforts to turn the clock back, let all of us remember to “hold our heads up high” and stand up to create a better world with golden dawns where the “sweet silver songs” of the larks are heard.

      • From the song:

        When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high
        And don’t be afraid of the dark.
        At the end of a storm is a golden sky
        And the sweet silver song of a lark….

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