The Temptations on the Ed Sullivan Show, September 1969
(image by Bernie Ilson, Inc./Public Domain)
"People movin' out, people movin' in,
Why? Because of the color of their skin;
Run, run, run, but you sure can't hide.
An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,
Vote for me and I'll set you free;
Rap on brother, rap on.
The only one talking about love thy brother is the... preacher,
And it seems--no one's interested in learning but the... teacher.
Segregation, determination, demonstration, integration,
Aggravation, humiliation, obligation to our nation:
Ball of Confusion--
Oh yeah, That's what the world is today. Woo, hey, hey."
Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today), Norman Whitfield
The Temptations, 1970
Seven years ago, in the ninth article I wrote for OpEdNews, "Choosing the Hardest Thing" (16 June 2007), I made an attempt to define what I believed constituted human evil [Corrections, additions, and amplifications in brackets]: