Get Used To It

The big story in the media right now is Egypt, where social revolution is occurring.  While events are still unfolding and outcomes are never certain, it is clear that this is a game-changer.  Perhaps most striking is how, as one reporter observed, this regime change was brought about in just eighteen days, with the protestors never firing a single bullet.  Contrast that with the cost of regime change in Iraq, which has taken over seven years, cost more than $800 billion dollars, killed or wounded tens of thousands of U.S. troops and possibly hundreds of thousands of Iraqis — and is still unresolved.   The events that transpired in Egypt make the war in Iraq look barbaric and medieval.

Media coverage has been thorough, focusing on events on the ground, with reporters literally in the center of the action.  Millions around the world watched on TV as the people peacefully stood for — and won — their freedom.

During the 2008 Presidential election, I suggested to friends that Obama should use the old folk song, Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream, for a campaign ad.  Too corny, my friends said.  Well, what if it was coming true?  What if the world we started waking up into was a world of peace?

Last night I had the strangest dream,
I’d ever dreamed before
I dreamed the world had all agreed
To put an end to war.
I dreamed I saw a mighty room,
Filled with women and men
And the paper they were signing said
They’d never fight again.

And when the paper was all signed,
And a million copies made
They all joined hands and bowed their heads,
And grateful prayers were made
And the people in the streets below,
Were dancing round and round
While swords and guns and uniforms
Were scattered on the ground.

Last night I had the strangest dream,
I’d ever dreamed before
I dreamed the world had all agreed
To put an end to war.

Welcome to the new world order — get used to it.

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3 replies

  1. I would drink to that!

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