It is always stunning that some statements never lose their significance. That happened with „Next Generation“, a song, we wrote way back in 1986 in response to the Chernobyl disaster, 37 years ago today. It may be due to the fact that even if particular conclusions refer to particular events, their conclusivness is universal, mostly because they all derive from the same basic problem:
THE IGNORANCE OF MEN
„Next Generation“ was just meant as an offhand ditty for the b-side of our then current single. But later on, whenever we played it on our concerts, the little thing mutated into a colossal anthem and it is its one ubiquitous hookline that does the job:
LOOK INTO THE EYES OF THE NEXT GENERATION!
Because the point is not, what we do to ourselves but what we do to our children, isn’t it? To lovingly take care and preserve our offspring and to fight unconditionally those who destroy our future. At any cost, I should assume. That is, what the song delivers.
Once and for all.