War by another name

Call for an end to war has gone unheard for more than half a century

How many times…?  More than 50 years ago this question was asked in a song by the Kingston Trio.

Today, 50 years later, we are still asking, as a Canadian soldier had died in a faraway place.

In 1945 the world decided there should never be another war.

Since then our friendly neighbour to the south, the self-proclaimed apostle of peace, is actively involved in military confrontations (too numerous to mention) as the change is in name only. No more war, it is called a mission now.

The lyrics of another song from that memorable decade comes to mind: “When will they ever learn?”

William Rauschning


Oak Bay