Blogging for peace

peaceI recently stumbled on the Bloggers for Peace group and I considered joining, but their conditions for membership seem overly prescriptive and dogmatic, so I decided against. Besides, most of the bloggers there seem to be peace-and-love hippies with little interest in exploring the underlying reasons for human conflict. To end war we need to ask difficult questions like, what drives one man to kill another?

I’m not much of a hippie, but here’s a man who was, and it seems to me that he was also a deep thinker who didn’t just wish for peace, but also knew the answers to some of these kinds of questions. You can tell that by listening to his song lyrics.

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John Lennon

Here’s one of my favourites, called Revolution:

You say you want a revolution
Well, you know we all wanna change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution
Well, you know we all wanna change the world

But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out

Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright, alright
Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright

You say you got a real solution
Well, you know we’d all love to see the plan, oh yeah
You ask me for a contribution
Well, you know we’re all doing what we can

But if you want money for people with minds that hate
All I can tell you is, brother, you have to wait

Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright
Know it’s gonna be alright
Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright, hey, hey

You say you’ll change the constitution
Well, you know we all wanna change your head
You tell me it’s the institution
Well, you know you better free your mind instead

But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao
You ain’t gonna make it with anyone, anyhow

Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright
To know it’s gonna be alright
Know it’s gonna be alright

Oh, alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright

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5 responses to “Blogging for peace

  1. We are, in many ways, similar, Steve …

  2. Very good point here and a question that I’ve been asking for years. My best guess is that the perceive that they are right and “for the greater good” of humanity, sometimes you have to kill.

  3. Through you the wind of peace is blowing through. Regardless of one’s race, religion or nationality, I truly desire that peace will be fulfilled. 🙂

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