Buddhist Monk Self Immolation - Fire - Call Me Anadarko
I apologize for the terrible recording and lack of video content. I did this as a high school project some years ago, yet still fully believe in the power of the Buddhist Monks stories. As you may notice, youtube has removed my original video twice due to some peoples complaints about the grotesque nature of it. It's a shame that we censor reality. Please continue to educate yourselves about the world around you, and I will join you in that. Blessings. Fire Someone yells fire They scream of a fire Closed Eyes Calm mind The peaceful resistance We know Brings more than just burned flesh And smoke Fire Fire You turn heads without screaming Hurt You won't be forgotten Today Not tomorrow Tomorrow the papers will Note of a tragedy But who will honor That sacrafice Fire Someone yells fire They scream of a fire How we Got here Is less of a Mystery More a mirror The pages and headlines Reflect Our fire Fire Destruction of future Deception of smoke clouds And ash Blind tomorrow Whether or not the images of innocent humans lighting themselves on fire was impacting to the U.S. in 1966, it had a direct impact on me. Throughout history and religion self-sacrifice is a powerful gift or form of resistance. I think that the Buddhists gave a gift in showing their resistance. Due to these images I was inspired to write a song surrounding the idea of self-immolation, and its connection to the Vietnam War. Whether or not you agree with their actions, it is undeniable that they have caused a vital ripple affect in the world of peace talks, and violence. It makes you ask, what type of human action or event would cause someone to make such a massive sacrifice?