John Denver ‘The Peace Poem Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream’

John Denver

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE John Denver 'The Peace Poem Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream'

He is an American musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, actor, and humanitarian.  He had attributed to the popularization of country pop and folk music in the 1970s, and also assessed that he lead the environmental movement.

His famous songs are “Take Me Home, Country Roads“, “Annie’s Song“, “Rocky Mountain High“, “Thank God I’m a Country Boy“, and “Sunshine on My Shoulders“.

“Country roads take me home~~~  To the place I belong~~~”  That lyrics still stuck  in my head.
But That song is not one that I’d like to introduce.
What does ‘PEACE’ mean to you? It is really important. 
This song maybe get you the answer.

John Denver ‘The Peace Poem Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream’

There’s a name for war and killing
there’s a name for giving in
when you know another answer
for me the name is sin
but there’s still time to turn around
and make all hatred cease
and give another name to living
and we could call it peace

And peace would be the road we walk
each step along the way
and peace would be the way we work
and peace the way we play

And in all we see that’s different
and in all the things we know
peace would be the way we look
and peace the way we grow

There’s a name for separation
there’s a name for first and last
when it’s all for us or nothing
for me the name is past
but there’s still time to turn around
and make all hatred cease
and give a name to all the future
and we could call it peace

And if peace is what we pray for
and peace is what we give
then peace will be the way we are
and peace the way we live

Yes there still is the time to turn around
and make all hatred cease
and give another name to living
and we can call it peace

It could be too abstract. Someone say it is too idealistic.

This is an imagination. But How would you see this in real life?

And if you could really good, right? Everyone must say ‘I wish I could do that’. 

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE John Denver 'The Peace Poem Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream'

HWPL is really achieving it. They do now ‘Legislate Peace Campaign‘. Already International law is declared in 2016-3-14. Now tabling it to the United Nations remained.

It is Big Picture. This Card Section show all from start to finish. Imagine.

It is really like lyrics. PEACE can be achieved.

Be Good every day. 🙂

Nice to meet you. See you again. 🙂

World Series game between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs : Twitter, setting new record.

World Series game between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs tweets a total of 18 million as media CNET.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE World Series game between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs : Twitter, setting new record.

In particular, The number of Twitter messages on a Game 7 reached 15 million cases.

Not only twitter, Facebook also said that 33 million people upload stories about World Series. Also the number of interaction for posting on the World Series reached 150 million cases.

This World Series attract attention by fight of two teams who didn’t win the longest period of time in the history of America.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE World Series game between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs : Twitter, setting new record.

Shortly after Cubs win was confirmed, U.S. President Obama tweets a congratulatory message.

President Obama

It happened: @Cubs win World Series. That’s change even this South Sider can believe in. Want to come to the White House before I leave?

It’s fun 🙂

50 millions Poverty : This is Because of Our Conflict.

5 Thousands Poverty : This is Because of Our Conflict.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE 50 millions Poverty : This is Because of Our Conflict.

October 17 is ‘International Day for the Eradication of Poverty’ that is established in order to urge the international community’s attention.

We celebrated it for 24 years, but what would have changed?

Still, global poverty population is more than 700 million.

Although Technological advances and economic growth is high, Poverty is still in the world.

What is Poverty?

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE 50 millions Poverty : This is Because of Our Conflict.

People who live on less than 1.9 dollar a day.

Disputes is the main cause

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE 50 millions Poverty : This is Because of Our Conflict.

It is reported that a variety of ‘dispute’ caused it.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and The World Food Program(WFP) submit ‘dispute’ as the main cause of poverty.
Far more dangerous is the vicious cycle of ‘conflict – poverty – conflict’ . 

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE 50 millions Poverty : This is Because of Our Conflict.

“It’s high time to fight for peace.”

– Antonio Guterres(the former Socialist Prime Minister of Portugal)

 

Where is the love? ‘Black Eyed Peas’

Where is the love? The Black Eyed Peas

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Where is the love? 'Black Eyed Peas'

A song made group a star. This group is in danger of going out of business. 

This song is a The Black Eyed Peas’s 2003 hit song ‘Where is the Love’

This song is remade in 2016.

Why?

Group Leader Will.i.am remake the song because he feel again a sense of crisis that happen around the world. Racism, terrorism and war is everywhere.

“Where Is The Love?”

What’s wrong with the world, mama
People livin’ like they ain’t got no mamas
I think the whole world addicted to the drama
Only attracted to things that’ll bring you traumaOverseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism
But we still got terrorists here livin’
In the USA, the big CIA
The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK

But if you only have love for your own race
Then you only leave space to discriminate
And to discriminate only generates hate
And when you hate then you’re bound to get irate, yeah

Madness is what you demonstrate
And that’s exactly how anger works and operates
Man, you gotta have love just to set it straight
Take control of your mind and meditate
Let your soul gravitate to the love, y’all, y’all

People killin’, people dyin’
Children hurt and you hear them cryin’
Can you practice what you preach?
Or would you turn the other cheek?

Father, Father, Father help us
Send some guidance from above
‘Cause people got me, got me questionin’
Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love, the love, the love

It just ain’t the same, old ways have changed
New days are strange, is the world insane?
If love and peace are so strong
Why are there pieces of love that don’t belong?

Nations droppin’ bombs
Chemical gasses fillin’ lungs of little ones
With ongoin’ sufferin’ as the youth die young
So ask yourself is the lovin’ really gone

So I could ask myself really what is goin’ wrong
In this world that we livin’ in people keep on givin’ in
Makin’ wrong decisions, only visions of them dividends
Not respectin’ each other, deny thy brother
A war is goin’ on but the reason’s undercover

The truth is kept secret, it’s swept under the rug
If you never know truth then you never know love
Where’s the love, y’all, come on (I don’t know)
Where’s the truth, y’all, come on (I don’t know)
Where’s the love, y’all

People killin’, people dyin’
Children hurt and you hear them cryin’
Can you practice what you preach?
Or would you turn the other cheek?

Father, Father, Father help us
Send some guidance from above
‘Cause people got me, got me questionin’
Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love, the love, the love?

I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder
As I’m gettin’ older, y’all, people gets colder
Most of us only care about money makin’
Selfishness got us followin’ the wrong direction

Wrong information always shown by the media
Negative images is the main criteria
Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria
Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema

Yo’, whatever happened to the values of humanity
Whatever happened to the fairness and equality
Instead of spreading love we’re spreading animosity
Lack of understanding, leading us away from unity

That’s the reason why sometimes I’m feelin’ under
That’s the reason why sometimes I’m feelin’ down
There’s no wonder why sometimes I’m feelin’ under
Gotta keep my faith alive ’til love is found
Now ask yourself

Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?

Father, Father, Father, help us
Send some guidance from above
‘Cause people got me, got me questionin’
Where is the love?

Sing with me y’all:
One world, one world (We only got)
One world, one world (That’s all we got)
One world, one world
And something’s wrong with it (Yeah)
Something’s wrong with it (Yeah)
Something’s wrong with the wo-wo-world, yeah
We only got
(One world, one world)
That’s all we got
(One world, one world)

So I want to ask you. Where is the love? Is it inside you?

 

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Where is the love? 'Black Eyed Peas'

‘What we have to do’ is ‘thinking’.

‘What we have to do’ is ‘Sympathy’.

UN Charter : There is Path to Peace

UN exists for world peace

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE UN Charter : There is Path to Peace UN Charter UN Pope Peace featured

WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED

  • to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and
  • to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and
  • to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and
  • to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

AND FOR THESE ENDS

  • to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours, and
  • to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and
  • to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and
  • to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples,

HAVE RESOLVED TO COMBINE OUR EFFORTS TO ACCOMPLISH THESE AIMS

Accordingly, our respective Governments, through representatives assembled in the city of San Francisco, who have exhibited their full powers found to be in good and due form, have agreed to the present Charter of the United Nations and do hereby establish an international organization to be known as the United Nations.

How do you read?

You’re feelings are really really important.

Isn’t it beautiful? This charter is really beautiful. But the reality is?

  • I want to ask you first. Did you know UN has that purpose? 
  • I want to ask people who work in UN.  Did you know UN has that purpose?
  • I want to ask people who lead UN. Did you know UN has that purpose?

Is it a hollow crys? Is it Only remains through words?

Would ‘PEACE’ touch your mind?

  • If you had seen a war, you must long for peace.
  • If you are a victim, you must long for peace.
  • If your people has died, you must long for peace.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE UN Charter : There is Path to Peace UN Charter UN Pope Peace featured

We need to press on a little bit more.

“Everything is lost in war. Everything is gained with peace”     – Pope Francis

John Lennon, Letters to the Queen of England to return MBE.

John Lennon returned a MBE medal.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE John Lennon, Letters to the Queen of England to return MBE.

He is a member of Britain’s legendary group ‘Beatles’. John Lennon and Paul McCartney are assessed “They wrote the most popular music in rock ‘ n ‘ roll history.” the Beatles received a MBE(Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 1965. This is exceptional for a pop at the time. John Lennon returned a MBE medal. John Lennon was later to return this medal with the meaning of criticism in the Vietnam war.

This is again emerging as an issue. Why?

A draft letter sent to Lennon’s queen has been found. A connoisseur of the draft this letter is up to 60,000 pounds. 

How?

The man found this draft in albums that he purchased at 10 pounds in 20 years ago. The price rose 60 times. HAHAHA many friends will go to Secondhand store.

It is full text.

To. Her Majesty The Queen

I am returning this MBE in protest against Britain’s involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against Cold Turkey Slipping down the charts.

John Lennon of Bag

Lennon’s values

We can say John Lennon is greater than the Beatles at some point. The reason why John Lennon is highly regarded is his strong values for social movement.

John Lennon’s most famous song is rightly the 「 imagine 」. This song is telling us to imagine a peaceful world without state and religion.

John Lennon think Gandhian nonviolence is the only way to transform society.

There is no path to Peace. Peace is the path.

– Mahatma Gandhi

South Korean Dokdo Day : 2016-10-25 “Whose?”

On October 25 every year, we mark South Korean Dokdo Day!!!

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE South Korean Dokdo Day : 2016-10-25 "Whose?"

Dokdo issue is always talkative.

Who is right? Why are this issue so controversial?

The reason of ‘Why is it Controversial’ is that Dokdo is worth as much. It is very clean water and It has natural gas floor. And 50 Koreans live there.

Who is right?

So who’s right is really important.  But How to use the media always affects people’s perception. But Recognition and Fact can be different.

 

I’ll wait for your wise ruling. The important things is in the video. 🙂

 

 

 

Letters to Me : Che Guevara is my role model #2

Che Guevara

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Letters to Me : Che Guevara is my role model #2   In his childhood his life is rich. But A journey changed his life forever. The trip was made into movies. It is “The Motorcycle Diaries”

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Letters to Me : Che Guevara is my role model #2

It’s a good movie. I’ve been going on and on about this movie. This is my pleasure these days. I’m in medical school. When he make this trip, He is 23 years old. Next year I’m the same age with him.

Im excited and nervous 🙂  Can I travel like him?

When he traveled South America, Sweatshop and the gulf between rich and poor were very deep. While the rich enjoy the best life, ordinary people should live extremely poor life. He got to know oppression and exploitation for the populace. 

This trip changed Guevara. Guevara’s consciousness turned into a revolution in a

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Letters to Me : Che Guevara is my role model #2   doctor. I love his bold idea beyond ordinary people and his acting power.

I’m expected ‘what travel I meet in next year?’ I’m throbbing. 🙂

“At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality… We must strive every day so that this love of living humanity will be transformed into actual deeds, into acts that serve as examples, as a moving force.”

– answer to “What is the most important thing to a revolutionary?”    by Che guevara 

Bob Dylan : 2016 Nobel Literature Prize

2016 Nobel Literature Prize

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Bob Dylan : 2016 Nobel Literature Prize

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 was awarded to Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.

This prize arouse an echo. Why? Because he is better known as “Musician” than “Writers”. Bob Dylan is an American songwriter, singer, artist, and writer. He is influential people.

What he affects?

Early songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’” became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements.

Let me introduce you this two songs.

Blowin’ in the Wind

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man ?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand ?
Yes, how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they’re forever banned ?
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Yes, how many years can a mountain exist
Before it’s washed to the sea ?
Yes, how many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free ?
Yes, how many times can a man turn his head
Pretending he just doesn’t see ?
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Yes, how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky ?
Yes, how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry ?
Yes, how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died ?
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

The Times They Are a-Changin

Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters Around you have grown
And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you Is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’ Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come writers and critics Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon For the wheel’s still in spin And there’s no tellin’ who That it’s namin’.
For the loser now Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come senators, congressmen Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside And it is ragin’.
It’ll soon shake your windows And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come mothers and fathers Throughout the land And don’t criticize What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters Are beyond your command Your old road is Rapidly agin’.
Please get out of the new one If you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’.

The line it is drawn The curse it is cast
The slow one now Will later be fast
As the present now Will later be past
The order is Rapidly fadin’.
And the first one now Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’.

Have you tried to sip the lyrics? It is more meaningful when hearing if you think What’s its meaning. Always songs for human rights heat up my mind.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Bob Dylan : 2016 Nobel Literature Prize

I like this two songs. Hearing this songs, My heart goes up in flames. His singing moves my heart. You can feel this feeling directly only if you listen it. I wish this songs will be good in your life.

Do you have any favorite song? I am curious. 🙂

Do you know what is surprising? Bob Dylan is still unresponsive to the Nobel Prize!!!

Let’s see what happens. 🙂

 

 

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016-10-3 Yoshinori Ohsumi

2016 – 10 – 03(Mon)

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016-10-3 Yoshinori Ohsumi

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award

the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

to

Yoshinori Ohsumi

for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy.

Who is he?

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016-10-3 Yoshinori Ohsumi

Yoshinori Ohsumi was born 1945 in Fukuoka, Japan. He received a Ph.D. from University of Tokyo in 1974. After spending three years at Rockefeller University, New York, USA, he returned to the University of Tokyo where he established his research group in 1988. He is since 2009 a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Do you know Autophagy? Had you ever heard of it before?

 

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016-10-3 Yoshinori Ohsumi

Wikipedia says Autophagy (or autophagocytosis) (from the Greek auto-, “self” and phagein, “to eat”), is the natural, destructive mechanism that disassembles, through a regulated process, unnecessary or dysfunctional cellular components.

What does Yoshinori Ohsumi do?

Yoshinori Ohsumi used baker’s yeast to identify genes essential for autophagy. He then went on to elucidate the underlying mechanisms for autophagy in yeast and showed that similar sophisticated machinery is used in our cells.

Meaning of this study

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016-10-3 Yoshinori Ohsumi

His discoveries opened the path to understanding the fundamental importance of autophagy in many physiological processes, such as in the adaptation to starvation or response to infection.

Cells also use autophagy to eliminate damaged proteins and organelles, a quality control mechanism that is critical for counteracting the negative consequences of AGING.

Disrupted autophagy has been linked to Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes and other disorders that appear in the elderly. Mutations in autophagy genes can cause genetic disease. Disturbances in the autophagic machinery have also been linked to CANCER.

Finally Intense research is now ongoing to develop drugs that can target autophagy in various diseases.

What can we get from this study?

 

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016-10-3 Yoshinori Ohsumi

At first, there would be no much difference. Over time, “autophagy” will be emerging as a powerful keyword. Wherever you go, you will see “autophagy”.

Our life is always like yesterday and today… But we will always find the answer!!! Social will get better little by little!!! We can make it!!!

Someone says it is reckless optimism. It is very sharp observation. I want to be a certain person. Also I want many people to be Messenger of PeaceThen the world will be more cool. 🙂

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016-10-3 Yoshinori Ohsumi

We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.

– Anton Chekhov