Sadly, despite the fall of the Soviet Union, Schell’s arguments for the only path to a safe world still hold. He sees nuclear weapons as the greatest “predicament” that mankind has faced. With the benefit of current knowledge, I would argue that global climate change has overtaken nuclear weapons as humankind’s worst self-imposed threat. Yet even at number two, the abolition of nuclear weapons must be accomplished for our survival. I would also argue that the two are intertwined under former US President Eisenhower’s “military-industrial complex.” Continue reading Schell: Complete Disarmament is the Only Sane Path→
“What Have They Done To The Rain?” by Malvina Reynolds is the Peace Song of the Day for November 5th. I discovered it in a library book called A Folksong History of America by Samuel L. Forcucci. And, there the song was, in my Rise Up Singing songbook, on page 39.
Morning Dew by Bonnie Dobson is the Royal Peace Song of the Day for Friday 8/19/11. The song describes the world after a nuclear apocalypse. The Grateful Dead cover of the song is, of course, the best known version. A close friend of Duke Augustus introduce him to the song, and explained the meaning. The same friend has brought many good things into Duke Augustus’ life, including getting him to go to the Vance Gilbert concert where the Duke met the Duchess. This is just one of a multitude of videos of the Grateful Dead playing the song. What is your favorite video of this song?