Friday , September 25 2020

Willie Nelson: Against War and Death

New song and music video from Willie Nelson called “Jimmy’s Road.” With just Willie singing and backing himself on guitar, the song is a spare folkish story of “Jimmy” from childhood to soldier to casualty. I guess it works okay as a song – I am predisposed to like Willie’s music – but I am not sure what the message is, since there is clearly supposed to be a message on a site called “peace.”

Would there be “peace” if there were no soldiers, in particular no American soldiers? I think perhaps there would be quite a bit less peace than there is now if all the potential subjugators, land-grabbers, tyrants and despots, fascists and religious fanatics had no one to hinder their most pernicious desires and impulses.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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