Dylan was right about why war is immoral


Monday, January 7, 2019

In his Dec. 29 column on peace, Tom Campbell quoted French politician Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollins about calling a halt to war, and about the difference between leaders and followers.

America's great poet, songwriter and recent Nobel Laureate in Literature, Bob Dylan, wrote the following in his 1963 song "John Brown." (John Brown went off to war and returned horribly mutilated.)

John said to his mom: "Oh, and I thought when I was there, what am I doing here? I'm a-tryin' to kill somebody or die tryin'. But the thing that scared me most was when my enemy came close and I saw that his face looked just like mine."

Oh! Lord! Just like mine!

Jerry Gill