We’d like to finish off with a new single. It’s going to be out in two weeks time on Threshold Records and it’s a song written by Justin called Question, says Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues. Check out the incredible moustache and the most incredible music. The year was 1970!
Why do we never get an answer
When we’re knocking at the door
With a thousand million questions
About hate and death and war?
When we stop and look around us
There is nothing that we need.
In a world of persecution that is burning in its greed.
I thought more about the “Three Billboards…”. Yes. – At the core, it’s not just about outrage about something not happening. It’s about outrage at this CONSENSUS that things should just be left as they are. Don’t rock the boat. Don’t annoy anyone. Be on the side of the ‘majority’, of ‘society’, of the ‘establishment’. Sure, what difference will your ‘rebellion’ make anyways? It’ll just cause problems for you and won’t resolve anything.
The point is that it doesn’t really matter whether the ‘rebellion’, the billboards, will make a difference.
What matters is that we keep “knocking at the door with a thousand million questions about hate and death and war” and that we do rebel — and that we include people no matter how their abilities might be limited; that we provide people with the help they need no matter how helpless they seem to be; that we don’t leave anybody lying in bed for the rest of their lives staring at the ceiling just because someone has decided that they don’t offer a ‘return on investment’.
In the well-meant but very non-PC words of Mildred Hayes, the lead actress in “Three Billboards…”: This didn’t put an end to shit, you fucking retard; this is just the fucking start. Why don’t you put that on your Good Morning Missouri fucking wake up broadcast, bitch?
Pádraig went out for a nearly 2 hour walk to the Botanic Gardens with two people nearly his age, enjoying the ‘warm’ weather. 10o Celsius! Unbelievable. It makes a huge difference to be able again to go out without fear of catching a cold! And being in the company of people of your age who share your interests, your sense of humour, and your taste of stuff, I am sure.