The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #5701 Message #34620
Posted By: BSeed
10-Aug-98 - 03:46 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: White, Orange and Green
Subject: RE: White, orange and green
Leprechaun: I said "killing [the innocent]," not singing about killing, is depraved. I sing many songs about murder--but none advocating it.
I read somewhere that early in World War II, British and American military strategists debated whether bombing of non-military targets was justifiable. The answer they arrived at, unfortunately, was that it was (kind of like Sherman's March through Georgia in the US Civil War), and as a result the Allies adopted terror bombing as a tactic (the Nazis had done so as early as the Spanish Civil War, of course), and by the end of the war perpetrated such atrocities as the fire bombing of Dresden. The US went on to the atomic bomb, and from there to such things as the continued genocidal sanctions against Iraq. --seed