Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Same song + 30 years = same message
Sometimes, it amazes me how far we've come with our technology and our societal change. Other times, I'm just profoundly saddened by how little progress we've really made.
30 years ago, when this video was recorded at the Washington Peace Rally, America was engaged in an unpopular war, the energy crisis was soon to begin, and the country was strongly divided on many issues. Fast forward 30 years an you'll see how little things have really changed.
This song, by one of my favorite 60's folk groups, Peter, Paul, and Mary, was recorded during a time of national turbulence. Isn't it amazing how this song, 30 years later, is still so relevant?
Amazing and sad.