Is music can bring us to a peace?
April 14, 2007 10:35pm CST
Do you believe music can bring a peace?
15 Apr 07
Music inevitably teaches people. Since music deals largely with the inexpressible facets of humanity, it relates well to the many inexpressible facets of war. All wars produce songs and music. In many cases those songs have nothing to do with war, they relate to peace. "We'll Meet Again", "Lilli Marlene", and other songs were wartime songs... about things that transcended the war. Actual military music could be simplified as a form of glorification, but even something as gung ho as "The Battle Hymn Of The Republic" goes much further than war, into a nearly religious perspective. "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" is also military, but looking beyond the war. So music creates a logic about war, and how people deal with it. Humanity changes with experience, but to change it must be able to accept what it learns. Experience teaches, and music explains and gives perspectives. All wars end. Music goes on forever. Peace? Sooner or later.