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01 May 2006


Pam in Tucson

Bravo! Well said.


Thanks, Pam, for the supportive vote!


Yes, I think this is a good idea. We're in desperate need of anything that would improve understanding between us and the rest of the world. And then there are these translated lyrics to Finlandia, which I wish George Bush could listen to and understand:
Lloyd Stone wrote an international version of the lyrics in 1934

This is my song, Oh God of all the nations,
A song of peace for lands afar and mine.
This is my home, the country where my heart is;
Here are my hopes, my dreams, my sacred shrine.
But other hearts in other lands are beating,
With hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.
My country's skies are bluer than the ocean,
And sunlight beams on cloverleaf and pine.
But other lands have sunlight too and clover,
And skies are everywhere as blue as mine.
Oh hear my song, oh God of all the nations,
A song of peace for their land and for mine.


Laura--I fear the dissonance of arrogance has made our leaders deaf to any anthems that don’t support their narrow minded causes; your internationalist Finlandia might do them good if they could hear.

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