|Christmas card pic, 2006|
Sometimes I feel like screaming, What do they all want? I want to know what They all want -- the Republicans, Assad, the Trumps, the billionaires in his cabinet, all the billionaires, really, the terrorists, the oil people, the companies that manufacture weapons, the people who buy them for "protection," the oil tycoons, the climate deniers, the Christian evangelists, etc. etc.
What do they all want?
I'm aware that the question is rhetorical.
It's so easy to say it's all madness, but this time the easy is because it's true. It's madness.
I watched this video several times today, and I just can't get over it. Lennon just asks the question in the simplest of ways, answers it and then gives us an alternative.
Please watch it. All of it. Even the messy and terrifying footage at the end.
WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It) from Yoko Ono on Vimeo.
If you had one wish for Christmastime, what would it be?
Peace on earth
No starving children
No violent minds
No violent households
So this is Christmas, and what have you done?
Another year over, and a new one just begun.
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones
They're old and they're young