An expression of moral indignation

7 01 2009

As Israel “expands” its “operation” in Gaza, stories, pictures and footage begin to circulate, ranging from the revolting to the critical and leading to moral indignation, but nothing more, alas. When diplomacy fails and world leaders turn a blind eye by expressing “concern” (that’s you, Obama), words no longer matter. Actions do. Stop the war.

Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Assault in Gaza, Day 12, The NY Times (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

In 1971, American radio DJ Tom Clay accurately captured the senselessness of war, violence and terrorism in a compelling remix of What the world needs now and Abraham, Martin & John. Contextualizing the assassinations of Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy with soundbites and effects, Clay delivers a powerful, timeless political message.

Tom Clay – What the world needs now/Abraham, Martin & John (Motown, 1971)
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