Saturday, August 29, 2009

Peace, Man!

Okay, I admit my '70s-post Woodstock roots. I grew up with Tie-dye and the Peace symbol, familiar items to everyone now, too.

In recent years, it seems that no generation has escaped war: the Depression era families were touched by World War I; their children entered World War II; then came Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm...

According to the recent annual Mindset List for the Class of 2013 at Beloit College, the current generation of college freshman has grown up with the war in Iraq.

The cry in the Sixties and Seventies was "Give Peace a Chance!"

Following are a few quotes from those who have had something to say on peace, and say it much better than I ever will:

Benjamin Franklin: There never was a good war or a bad peace.

Jimi Hendrix: When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

John Lennon: Imagine all the people living life in peace.

Martin Luther King Jr.: One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.

* See John Lennon/Yoko Ono video, Give Peace a Chance

* See more peace quotes

* Sam in Searching for a Starry Night, A Miniature Art Mystery thinks peace is cool, though she won't find it with crabby Mrs. Drake - or will she?

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