Violence begets violence. If you want to get peace, you can get it as soon as you like if we all pull together.
– John Lennon
All the cynicism in the world has not been able to weaken, not even been able to scratch, the breathtaking power of this song. Peace is not utopia, it’s the only rational way forward. It’s not ideology; it’s survival. That is why the citizens of this world must reclaim it as one of their core values, along with democracy and freedom.
(And from last year’s anniversary: Imagine.)