There’ll be love and laughter
And peace ever after.
Tomorrow, when the world is free
So sang Vera Lynn and many others during the Second World War. So what has gone so very wrong in the intervening years? Love and laughter has been taken over by hate and tears and the world is not free.
From this quiet and peaceful little corner of the world we have looked on at the hate and disruptions caused by the hate, taking over our world. We even have one of the Presidential candidates in the USA seemingly encouraging spread of hate at least to the other candidate, and of course to Mexican, Muslims etc etc. How can this be we ask ourselves.
Have we forgotten all that was learned at such great cost? Children are still living in areas surrounded by bombs as did we in the early 1940s. They are still being injured both physically and emotionally and the bombing now is so much worse than during the Second War. Bigger and more directed bombs and these children are right in the middle of the war.
When will we learn that we can’t keep doing the same thing and expect a different result. When will the powers that be, those in position to make a stop to these non achieving wars, accept that something has to change.
Daily on TV we see the result of the bombs on the lives of families who have done nothing more than to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
And apart from the damage to the humans what about the destruction of buildings steeped in history and meaning for the population and of course, the damage to the earth. All of these things will take centuries to repair, if in fact they can be repaired and renewed.
Now is the time for us to stand up and be counted. A petition has been taken to our politicians objecting to more money being spent on sending troops to the wars. What else can we do other than sign the petitions? I don’t know but what I’m doing is spreading love and kindness wherever and whenever I can. If we all do a little, maybe something big will come out of it.
End of today’s rant.
“I believe in kindness. Also in mischief, Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed.”