Effect Measure

My little ones now have little ones of their own, just barely out of their cradles. When this song was written, the prospect of global nuclear annihilation wasn’t far fetched. Each side had massive overkill. There are still nuclear weapons so the threat isn’t gone. But it’s not a threat of nuclear winter. There are several reasons for this, including a world wide anti-nuclear movement. What would have happened had there been no opposition to nuclear weapons? I’m glad to say we’ll never know. Unfortunately even without nuclear weapons the words of this song are still applicable to cradles rocking in Iraq or Afghanistan or Israel-Palestine. So there’s still lots of work to do (hat tip reader C. Corax):

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  1. #1 tymbuktu
    January 10, 2010

    Wow. Thanks for that. Jackson Browne a long time favorite from my Boulder days, along with Dan Fogelberg (RIP) and Bonnie Raitt. Spent some hours at Rocky Flats…

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