Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] The Tragedy (NMOC)

Galina Yune lina_yune@msn.com
Wed, 12 Sep 2001 14:23:18 -0500

The following are words from John Kay - the lead singer of Steppenwolf, the 
rock band from 60s.

"A few thoughts on yesterday's tragedy. As always it brings out the best and 
the worst in people. While hundreds lined up around the block (here in 
Nashville as well) to donate blood, (which I will be doing also) others 
jacked up gas and hotel prices skyhigh. If we were officially at war, that 
type of price gouging would be considered war profiteering.   In any case, 
I'm more concerned with how we, as people and our country, respond to what 
has happened. In that regard I am heartened by the way we seem to be pulling 
together, putting our differences aside during this crisis. Perhaps we will 
learn from this to be more tolerant of one another. While I feel that those 
responsible for these terrorist acts should be sought out and brought to 
justice, I also believe that for the sake of our own humanity and the honor 
of our country we do not lower ourselves to their level by compounding this 
tragedy by killing more innocent people elsewhere.
Hate is what is at the root of yesterday's horror and blind hate on our part 
will only continue the cycle. Therefore I'm hoping that our public servants 
and our military will make sure that when we strike, we know that our target 
is the right one. Yesterday we called the Red Cross to make a donation, but 
we will also call the Red Cross' counterpart in Islamic countries and make a 
donation as well. Why? Because it is important to show that we don't' hold 
millions of peace loving Muslims (of which I've meet a few in my travels) 
responsible for the actions of a small group of extremists. Let us join in 
helping the victims and their families, in honoring the selflessness of all 
the rescue workers and in showing the world, (which is watching), that we 
have not lost our courage nor our sense of justice."
John Kay

Besides my love for Midnight Oil, and joinging the Powderworks, I have been 
long-time member of the Wolfpack - the club dedicated to the music of 

Lina Yune

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