Masters of War Have Names!


James Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service

jim albertini jamesMahalo [Thank You] Bob Dylan, Singer/Poet/Songwriter

Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. Among his many songs written over decades was “Masters of War” that included these lyrics:


“Come you masters of war, You that build the big guns, You that build the death planes. You that build all the bombs. You that hide behind walls. You that hide behind desks. I just want you to know I can see through your masks…

Let me ask you one question. Is your money that good? Will it buy you forgiveness.

Do you think that it could? I think you will find When your death takes its toll

All the money you made Will never buy back your soul…

Not even Jesus could forgive what you do!…  And I’ll stand on your grave till I’m sure you’re dead.”


Masters of War Have Names!

Top U.S. War Corporations include: Lockheed Martin Corp., Northrop Grumman Corp., Raytheon Co., Boeing Co., General Dynamics Corp., General Electric, Halliburton Co., Academi, G4S Risk Management, KBR,  etc. – the list of corporate and government “Masters of War” is long, very long! [Wikipedia]


“How many deaths will it take till we know that too many people have died? The answer my friend is blowing in the wind, the answer is blowing in the wind.”[Dylan]

Make Peace Not War!

  • Mourn all victims of violence
  • Reject war as a solution
  • Defend civil liberties.
  • Ground the Drones!  Say No to War!
  • Mourn all victims of violence
  • Defend civil liberties
  • Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
  • Seek peace by peaceful means through justice in Hawai’i and around the world.

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (Oct. 28, 2016 – 788th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office


James Albertini is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment, and director of Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai’i 96760. Phone (+ 808) 966-7622 Email:  Website:

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2 Responses to “Masters of War Have Names!”

  1. Jon Olsen says:

    Great song! One my favorite Dylan songs. We should play it often,in public and loud to those who need to hear. Visualize picket vigils at munitions makes with the signs all saying “Not even Jesus could forgive what you do!” Might that make then a bit nervous and lead to constructive consequences?

  2. Bo Lagerqvist says:

    Maybe he shouldn´t accept thhis Swedish prize:
    One might add that the Nobel Prize Group is sponsored by the weapons industry in direct connection to Alfred Nobel´s own weapons production (Bofors Cannons):
    BTW this deavastating Nobel Prize Group project (sponsored by tax-exempt research funds) must be stopped: