Hippies in the 1960s had the right idea when they came up with the slogan: “Make love, not war.” Music played a key role in their movement. Bob Dylan, “Blowin’ in the wind” (!963) Barry McGuire, “Eve of Destruction” (1965) Edwin Starr, “War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!” (recorded in 1969 & released in 1970). Now that the president of the United States is tweeting about his “big nuclear button” and the president of North Korea is building his country’s nuclear arsenal while singing Tom Petty’s song “I won’t back down,” the horror of nuclear warfare is an ever present danger.
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) just released instructions on what we should do if there is a nuclear attack. Saying inane things like “stay inside” ignores the fact that everyone within the impact zone will be immediately incinerated. The aftermath for survivors would be radiation poisoning and nuclear winter (apocalyptic event after nuclear firestorms resulting in dramatic cold due to soot blocking the sun; causing plants and animals, including humans, to slowly perish.) Who wants that?!!! Thank goodness organizations like Nuclear Age Peace Foundation dedicate their human, monetary and diplomatic resources to preventing nuclear warfare because nobody wins in nuclear war.
When I wrote yrics for “Free Mama Earth” (“No nukes! No kooks; I don’t want no oops”) in 2012, I hoped “Free Mama Earth” would inspire people all around the world to stand up for PEACE. Nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something. I’m asking everyone to spend 99 cents and download “Free Mama Earth.” I’m donating all of the streaming and downloading sales from my song “Free Mama Earth” to Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
Thanks and One Love…