A New Perspective
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 –
Few of our readers are old enough to remember the instant hit song of 1964, “The Eve of Destruction.” As Albion faces demolition of what’s left of an entire city block downtown, and the potential of having our school system dissolved with no public schools in town, we feel a loss of our sense of identity. Yet when seen from a different perspective, perhaps we are making room for something better, even if there are some “bumps in the road.”
Eve of Destruction
The eastern world it is exploding
Violence flarin’, bullets loadin’
You’re old enough to kill but not for votin’
You don’t believe in war but whats that gun you’re totin’?
And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin’
But you tell me
Over and over and over again my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve of destruction
Don’t you understand what I’m tryin’ to say
Can’t you feel the fears I’m feelin’ today?
If the button is pushed, there’s no runnin’ away