Sunday December 25, 2011, 1:35 am
Evelyn, I can only offer my most serious of 'thank you' for bringing this video to care2 for the sharing of it with all who will take the tme to view it. John Lennon I believe would surely give his highest approval for a job well done for whoever put this video together . The most power,truthful reflection of what too many Christmases have been like for many people the world over. My personal emotions overflowed while viewing this video/message and I sincerely believe it to be the most important videos that a person can view at this time of year,or any time .... in my opinion.
I can only hope that as many as possible on care2,but especially those of 'religious faith', will view it and see what their support of wars for profit/hate and or fear/'ethnic cleanings' brings to people the world over and who might then just possibly see just how wrong they are in their support of such death and destruction...which are, as I've mentioned, most often brought about by greed/profits,hate/fear, and ethnic cleansing as Hitler referred to his wars purpose. These visuals are not of Hitlers war or wars...they are of the U.S. and other nations who joined together in war..and for the reasons I believe as mentioned already... who have in doing so brought this type of Christmas to too many people in the world. Yes, this is the Christmas that most of us don't even want to think about much less admit to it being a reality for far far too many people,,which for just one person is more than there should be..in my opinion.
This song by Lennon has been one of my all time favorites since the first time I heard it..but in combo with the video...which I really do think that perhaps the images such as those in the video are what he was thinking at the time he wrote it...brings the truth of his words to present day life. I know that after viewing this video that I have an even deeper appriciation for this one by John Lennon.
Lets hope that this time... that 'the war' is over.... for once and for all.
Sunday December 25, 2011, 3:47 am
> War Is Over
there's peace on Earth, U$A's military bases have all been closed, troops have been withdrawn, and are now working in organic farming, Noone is going hungry, noone is without shelter, all the homeless have been housed, children are no longer beaten nor women raped, Earth is not poisoned already and being poisoned even further to-day, ancient forests have regrown, there's again more plankton in the oceans than plastic, AGW will never happen, and the green colorless fairydust sleeps furiously in the bright darkness of popular oblivion
Monday December 26, 2011, 4:39 am
Wow, that was one moving video to go with Lennon's Christmas song. I had tears in my eyes. All our brave soldiers and war-torn innocents from World War II and on thru the 9/11 disaster. I am SO relieved our Iraq troops are home now, and Thank God for our goodly President Barack Obama, who not only ended that one, but is ending the one in Afghanistan, as well. I pray for him often, that the Good Shepherd keeps counsel with him, so he will be strong enough to continue not only his efforts at peace and negotiation instead of war, but as an extension of that, I believe he is the only person in our country at this moment who can bring peace to our world in our lifetimes. For when we see a video like the one put with Lennon's song, it reminds us of the cost of freedom, and while during its time it was all we knew, now that we know better, that diplomacy works just as well, that some devoted CIA and Seal Team Six could do what thousands before them could not, that thusly full-blown war need never be used again.
I can still recall the sign in the video, "War is Over," and I was driving on a highway and it was up on this billboard, and for a split second, I thought it was true and was AMAZED, for we were in Vietnam when I saw it, and while I knew a few and cared for our troops, I feared for them, for war is a fearsome thing, and so I wanted it done. Would that all violence one day become just a conversation between opposing views, where no one takes it personal, where we help our brothers know the truth and give them what they need to be free, rather than blowing up everything on earth.
John Lennon was one of the most important men in the 20th Century, I wonder if he falls in that bunch that Time or somebody comes up with when they figure out each century's largest persons of influence. And for me, President Obama falls in that category for last decade and this one, too. Watch him and see. Pray he gets another term. Don't listen to the rhetoric, rather pay attention to what he does, what he says in his speeches, which if you miss some of them, they can be read on whitehouse.gov.
Thank you for giving us Lennon's wonderous music again, so timely, and reminding us of how we must make this last war in Afghanistan our last, and hunger in Africa the last, and homeless the last... if you can, reach out to those in need, and if you cannot, pray for them. God bless our peoples, and our brethren the animals, we all deserve a better future, and as Lennon said, "War is over... if you want it." GG
Monday December 26, 2011, 2:52 pm
I wish George W. & Dick Cheney would admit that the war in Iraq was a big mistake. they never had Weapons of Mass Destruction & their informant was a double agent who gave them false information. They sent us to war in Iraq for no reason. finally, it's almost over- We should not have gone.
Monday December 26, 2011, 4:19 pm
Thanks for sharing. Hopefully if this is made more public it will make us sit up and think before rushing madly into every conflict situation. It broke my heart to see all those grown men weep. No one can know the agony of loss until it has been tasted.
Monday December 26, 2011, 7:27 pm
This is great, but their talking about resending troops back from what the news said. Over there it's like when the cats away the mice will play. So their thinking of sending our troops back.