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BH Current Sad State of Political Folk Song (47) RE: Current Sad State of Political Folk Song 22 Oct 01


I don't really believe that a piece of traditional folk music can be considered "dead tired" if it still can speak to us. Certainly it is true that a newer generation prefers and follows the music if its peers. That is to be expected---yet "folk" songs presented in the contemporary vein by contemporary artists can still reach people. For whatever the cause may be.

Amazing Grace still is played and loved by those who hear it. It has meaning.

As to the non-violence part of these postings---I would just add this: it works when the other side values humanity and life on this earth. 6,000 dead innocents in the U S must tell us that there are those who do not value life on this planet or any other place other than their self proclaimed nirvana. Non violence against such people serves only to give them more freedom to kill.

Interestingly enough the leaders who claim "martyrdom" as the greatest thing to happen to a person--he can find eternal bliss--manage to hide and survive in this world.

Bill H


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