However, conflict of this sort is very human. To sing songs about it, even more so.
I was reminded of a story that my father told me. It seems that there was a company of British solders were marching through New Zeland. When they were abushed by the locals. Big fight, bullets everywhere, blood teath and eyeballs all over the place. When the Britsh put up a white flag. The Chief came down and asked, "Why you no fight?"
"We are out of amunition, and must surender." Replied the surving British officer.
"uh, want to borrow some?" offered the foe.
These guys just liked to fight. Now apply this thinking to Bosnia, Irac, and perhaps N.I.
Some people just like to fight. Waving flowers and pictures of Barny the Dinasor, won't change their minds. It would just give them something to shoot at. So I give up trying to change the world. The world dosn't give a possoms bottom what I think. So, in song, I can protest. If you have never been shot at...Well, congrats to you. But having been a moving target (and a good one to duck.) I just might sing a bit louder.
I noticed that nobody protested my Napalm comment. There are "troubles" all over the world. If you let them, they will poison your heart. Mostly because there isn't a damn thing you can do about it. I hope that when one comes to the old USA, they leave the old hatreds behind. Dosn't happen all the time, but mostly it works.
Here it is fun to see a bagpipe band with, black pipers, asain pipers, lady pipers, kid pipers, all happly blowing a squeezing on a once banned instrument.
I hope I didn't offend anyone. I'm just a bit of a cynic when it comes to the "We save the XXXX crowd". Life is, live it.
-Ramble mode off. Time for jello!