We know the title of the song, we know the song and we know where John & Yoko were coming from when they recorded it in 1969… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yU0JuE1jTk But has anything really changed ?
It’s been 46 years , that’s right 4 decades+ since John Lennon felt compelled to write that song. He was obviously concerned at the state of world affairs, the Vietnam War and general violence in our global society. In 2015 are we now better off ? It’s easy to say ‘NO’ based on the daily news, or could it be the Internet inspired 24 hour news cycle just keeps pounding negative stories and images into our heads, day by day ?
In any case, from domestic violence, school yard bullying, road rage, alcohol abuse/addiction, political bickering, drug related crime, greed, religious differences, social media ‘outing’ and ‘scams’, to out an out WAR, it seems some humans struggle to achieve ‘A Little Piece Of Peace’… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo5fOJr0pKo
It seems to me we were all put on this planet to achieve. Trouble is the decision to achieve ‘what’ comes back to the individual and to a large degree the environment that individual was born into and those who influence/influenced that person’s life path. There is no easy fix, except to say the majority of the world’s decent people, need to be strong, lead by example and support the efforts of our politicians, police and defence personnel to maintain and hopefully enhance future peace efforts. It’s so easy to be ‘anti-war’ as none of us (or at least most of us) don’t want to go down that route, however history tends to repeat itself, as the state of the world in 2015 reflects. Maybe, with Christmas almost here, give prayer a chance… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGL97ahYii0