Bob Marley – War – The importance of great lyrics and social justice.

In my opinion this was his greatest song – based on a speech by Selassie to the UN. Until we have equality and justice across the world, until there is no racism or sexism we will have war. With Trump just inaugurated and Brexit looming there is no greater need for a fight back.

Opher's World


I always love great lyrics. For me in order to be brilliant a song requires some poetic words with meaning to get your teeth into.

War by Bob Marley is a favourite of mine. It was based on the address of King Haile Selassie of Ethiopia to the United Nations and sums up my feelings.

Until we as a race reach the point where we address the difference between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ we will have war and conflict. If you have nothing you have nothing to lose.

The disaffected in our country and throughout the world will cause trouble when they see the lifestyle of others who have so much from contributing so little.

For me the issues of social justice, the protection of the environment and population control are paramount. The religious fanaticism and social unrest are a product of these. They have to be addressed…

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