A song for Sunday – Foolish Notion

Why do we kill people who are killing people
To show that killing people is wrong
What a foolish notion
That war is called devotion
When the greatest warriors are the ones that stand for peace

My start in working with communities was through the peace movement in 1983 and, as you might have noticed from my blog, I remain committed to nonviolence and social change.

“Foolish Notion,” released in 1981 by Holly Near,  is a powerful commentary on war and the death penalty.

If you liked this post you might want to follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to look at:

  1. My background in peace and environment groups
  2. Principles of nonviolence
  3. Nonviolence as a Framework for Youth Work Practice
  4. The widening gap between rich and poor – Time to even it up.
  5. A song for Sunday – Dust in the Wind

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), environmentalist, Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace & sustainability.
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4 Responses to A song for Sunday – Foolish Notion

  1. That song reminded me of Michael Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’, purely from the piano introduction. I think Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘Seven O’Clock News’ is another really moving similar piece, and the one you’ve given here is great.

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  2. cbecker53 says:

    Thanks for this! Why, indeed, do we kill people to show that killing people is wrong?! I hate it. And violence, and capital punishment. WHY?

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