And since my definition of folk music is that which expresses shared values and experiences, I think this song can serve as a reminder. We have been on the eve of destruction before, and we have come through. I may not be able to trust my fellow citizens, but I can trust those who truly believe in the golden rule. Not to do unto other before they do unto you, but as you would have them do unto you. Treat people the way you want to be treated.
And maybe, just maybe, some who think it is not their responsibility to assist those less fortunate then themselves might recall: