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Art and War shouldn't mix

Posted to Poetry and Politics

But somehow, sometimes they do. Or at least, they cross paths. I don't think I would have seen the extent that the country was in protest of the Vietnam war if I hadn't seen and heard the music later on, that came from that era. I mean, musicians write music as reaction to things. Look at the song "Hey Now What's That Sound" by Buffalo Springfield. A comment on some turbulent times. For example. Arts are another form of communication. They teach, they provoke, they cause hapiness or anger. They provide outlets, and sometimes relief. A painting of something might be expressive to someone who was not there. A poem depicting or commenting on war can teach in same. I can't stand war. I love art. Enough said.