Friday, January 13, 2017

Peace on Earth.. was all it said...

I was 7 years old, I think, when "One Tin Soldier" hit the pop charts.

My father loved to listen to the top forty, and it was one thing we bonded over when I was a teen... but I digress.

The funny thing was, "One Tin Soldier" was sung in a movie about a man who rebelled against authority (The Legend of Billy Jack). My most vivid memories once I saw it were of a man using martial arts to beat up others.

Not exactly peaceful.

I guess that is the paradox of Americana: we espouse peace and often use violence to try and accomplish it.

When will we ever learn?

Oh wait... that's a different song.

Till next time,