The Dark Side of Life
“Nothing has changed the nature of man as much as the loss of silence,” wrote philosopher Max Picard between the end of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War. A few years later, in 1953, the doomsday clock of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists was at two minutes to midnight – the world was then on the brink of an atomic war.
The first song on Roger Waters latest album begins
with the voice of Donald Trump. “Is this the life we really want?” Water asks later, and he answers: “It must be so because we accept what is going on.” One year later, in 2018, the doomsday clock again is at two minutes before twelve.“Our future is like that of the passengers on a small pleasure boat sailing quietly above Niagra Falls, not knowing that the engines are about to fail” said James Lovelock, Environmentalist, in Rolling Stone Magazine.