Peace, Love and Understanding

I hate war, but I respect and admire a soldier’s sacrifice to protect my freedoms.

 

Because I fear guns, I support stricter gun laws, but I also understand the 2nd Amendment will never be abolished.  However, in light of the Tucson shootings, something must be done so that mentally unstable people can never possess a handgun.

 

I may disagree with a person’s political views, but I would never use the term Nazi or any other ethnic epithet, racial slur or hateful imagery to emphasize my point.

 

I love this country just as much as any conservative or libertarian even though I adopt a different belief system.

 

I’m not trying to destroy America.  I just want this great land to be even better than our forefathers envisioned.

 

By sharing my wealth, I feel I demonstrate loving thy neighbors.

 

Supporting social programs doesn’t make me un-American, a socialist or a communist, but suppressing or silencing my ideals would be un-American.

 

So I ask you,

What’s so funny about Peace, Love and Understanding?”

 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XYFJUP84lE]

 

As I walk through
This wicked world
Searchin’ for light in the darkness of insanity.

I ask myself
Is all hope lost?
Is there only pain and hatred, and misery?

And each time I feel like this inside,
There’s one thing I wanna know:
What’s so funny ’bout peace love & understanding? Ohhhh
What’s so funny ’bout peace love & understanding?

And as I walked on
Through troubled times
My spirit gets so downhearted sometimes
So where are the strong
And who are the trusted?
And where is the harmony?
Sweet harmony.

‘Cause each time I feel it slippin’ away, just makes me wanna cry.
What’s so funny ’bout peace love & understanding? Ohhhh
What’s so funny ’bout peace love & understanding?

So where are the strong?
And who are the trusted?
And where is the harmony?
Sweet harmony.

‘Cause each time I feel it slippin away, just makes me wanna cry.
What’s so funny ’bout peace love & understanding? Ohhhh
What’s so funny ’bout peace love & understanding? Ohhhh
What’s so funny ’bout peace love & understanding?

 

I’d also like to share another classic because its lyrics and meaning also ring true in today’s world.

 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIoKr9VDg3A]

 

 

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19 comments

  1. Emily says:

    Hi Denise!

    I would like to talk to you about an article I wrote that, being a parent, I think you would enjoy (on early childhood education). I’d love it if you could drop me an email quick so I can give you more details if you’re interested or if you were interested in new content for your blog.

  2. JamericanSpice says:

    Oh I agree with you!!
    If only we can stop thinking and doing when we are angry and just dwell and then when we can be reasonable again, discuss and do and live. Sigh.

    Very great picks today.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Peggy says:

    Denise;

    You nailed exactly how I feel. Couldn’t have said it better myself!
    It’s like singing to the choir, just to stay in the musical mood.
    Loved your choices, The BS song was such a favorite during the Viet nam war, I just love it.
    You rock!!!!!

  4. Larry Harms says:

    I love your musical choices although I disagree about guns. I think if gun laws got too strict people would just manufacture them and they would be worse than any guns around and criminals would know that all law abiding citizens were unarmed. I’m not trying to start a socio-political debate. I just realize that guns are easier to manufacture than some of the illegal drugs that are being produced in clandestine labs. If the price of a gun skyrockets, you can bet basement gun labs would spring up.

    If the congresswoman in Tuscan would have had an armed guard he may have been a quicker draw and prevented anyone from getting killed. A citizen with a gun could have saved a couple of lives. Unfortunately the only person in the building with a gun was a nutcase.

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