Never Again, Again, Again
The two words “never again” are the collective sin of commission by the world.
They are the two emptiest words in the English language. They mean nothing. Is it the number of dead that triggers this cry? Does it need to be?
- 6 000 000 (Holocaust),
- 7 500 000 (Holodomor/Ukraine),
- 3 000 000 (Cambodia),
- 3 000 000 (Bangladesh),
- 1 000 000 (Rwanda),
- and on and on and on?
If those examples are too distant, consider what is going on in Syria right now! Close to 500,000 citizens have been killed–men, women and children, some by the illegal and immoral use of the chemical sarin. Half the country–12 million–has been displaced. And it is not over.
It is April 8, 2018, and the chemical murders in Syria continues. Maybe never again will be kicked in later this week, probably not, especially since Russia and Iran want to keep it going.
Putting the expression–Never Again–in the drawer is not the answer. The will to act is.
And the moment's gone
All my dreams pass before my eyes, a curiosity
Dust in the wind
All they are is dust in the wind
With our children at our feet
And the morals that they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgement of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the song
He’s a trickster, a conman, out to fool you and win at all costs, sparing no deception.
Hello Pam, thanks for signing on and your gracious comment. A percussion piece could stand on its own, say something about stuckness, for example. Or it could illustrate a point as a Greek Chorus. If you see a post that needs a good Greek Chorus, that might work. Or we can pick a topic and collaborate. Either way, thanks for your contribution.
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