Tuesday, January 01, 2013

On Songs as Bombs: Tackling controversial issues

 pull the pin, light the fuse
this song's the smartest bomb

Two songs from Imperfect Harmonies are already making the rounds: Borders Are and the first official single, Left Of Center, both of which tackle pertinent controversial issues that increasingly affect our lives each day

I continue to be amazed at the power of punk rock to identify what's wrong with the world we live in. There are two processes sweeping the face of the planet, a process of disintegration and a process of integration. Both are a part of the Great Plan of God. -gw

We are told by Shoghi Effendi that two great processes are at work in the world: the great Plan of God, tumultuous in its progress, working through mankind as a whole, tearing down barriers to world unity and forging humankind into a unified body in the fires of suffering and experience. This process will produce, in God’s due time, the Lesser Peace, the political unification of the world. Mankind at that time can be likened to a body that is unified but without life. The second process, the task of breathing life into this unified body—of creating true unity and spirituality culminating in the Most Great Peace—is that of the Bahá’ís, who are labouring consciously, with detailed instructions and continuing Divine guidance, to erect the fabric of the Kingdom of God on earth, into which they call their fellow men, thus conferring upon them eternal life.

(8 December 1967, published in “Wellspring of Guidance: Messages 1963–1968”, 1st rev. ed. (Wilmette: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1976), pp. 131–34) [70]

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