Where have all the flowers gone?
“Where have all the children gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the people gone?
Long time ago,
Where have all the thousands gone?
Killed with guns, yes, every one
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?”
Pete Seeger could not have imagined my crude re-work of his 1955 classic song, “Where Have All The Flowers Gone.” (Yes, I’m that old.)
But Seeger, Peter, Paul & Mary, and the Kingston Trio did understand the fundamental truth of the question, “When will we ever learn?” And the answer, when it comes to guns, is apparently, “NOT YET.” Our amnesia, or should I say our politicians’ amnesia, is fueled by money from the NRA. Vote their way or they’ll do what they can to vote you out. Not very much in keeping with our founding fathers’ intentions, but then, they are masters at that.
I started writing FINAL NOTICE as part sci-fi and part anti-ageism, but it naturally morphed itself into an attack on our lack of effective gun control. I sincerely hope the NRA hates it.