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The Temptations on the Ed Sullivan Show, September 1969
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"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]:

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I don't have any really big comments on this one, ... by Richard Girard on Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 4:15:46 PM