Tuesday, April 16, 2013

When will we ever learn?

The old Pete Seeger song has been echoing in my mind as I've been reading today's news*, foreign and domestic.

I brought it up on YouTube, and found this version; Marlene Dietrich, singing in English. Seeger's version is beautiful, but almost soothing in its gentleness; I was moved by Dietrich's face and voice, tragic and angry by turns, as the song really demands.

Sometimes the lyrics are changed; "they" becomes "we". I think that's better; there's no passing the buck.

*Sample news from the last few hours: Canada, US, Syria, Iraq, Cuba. And on and on and on it goes. When will we ever learn?


  1. I don't think we're ever going to learn. Perhaps on the day when it's finally too late...

  2. You are right - I love her nager and her resignation!!!


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