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The Knights-Errant of TJP

Fortunately, in this bleak landscape of universal despair, there are a few beacons of hope—beautiful hope—pointing to a different destiny: a future of truth, justice, and peace.

Tim King, Ken O'Keefe and Bonnie King
Tim King, Ken O'Keefe and Bonnie King

(TUCSON, Ariz.) - Tim King and his tireless band of peaceful warriors deserve an encomium for their efforts to spread truth, justice, and peace throughout the world instead of hate, oppression and imperialism, and Agron Belica has given it to the them in Beautiful Hope. Now supplied with an accompanying video, the pop & rock hit is set to make its rounds again.

The song articulates the hopes and dreams of a mankind yearning for an end to war, oppression, and exploitation—excepting, of course, those of us who profit from these chronic social diseases which are deadlier and more costly in terms of life, mental and physical health, and treasure than are malaria, cholera, or AIDS. When one browses through the news and considers the plight of whole populations of the unwanted, marginalized, and homeless, one may be forgiven if he abandons hope for the future of humanity.

Fortunately, in this bleak landscape of universal despair, there are a few beacons of hope—beautiful hope—pointing to a different destiny: a future of truth, justice, and peace. Among the leaders of this countercurrent stand Tim King and the staff and associates of Salem-News.com. A few are named in the video: Bonnie King, Ken O’Keefe, Gilad Atzmon, Eileen Fleming, David Evans, Joe Garcia, Anna O’Leary, Jo McColl, Marivel Guzman, and the martyred Vittorio Arrigoni. Fortunately, there are many many more who have joined the movement.

Beautiful Hope is an apt tribute to these men and women, the knights-errant of TJP in the 21st century. Listen and be inspired.

Jay R. Crook


 
 

“Beautiful Hope” by Agron Belica

Song for Tim King

Produced by Tim Adamack/Agron Belica

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A King with a dream not for one race it seems—

For all humanity, whenever they are in need;

A universal plan to serve people, that’s all;

United as one, together we stand tall !  

Don’t care what they say; we don’t care anymore!

When you need support, you’ll find us parked by the door;

Armed for defense for those quick-on-the-draws.

The call is too important! Ready to die for the cause!

 

Imagine a world living free without wars;

The saints here shine and the words, they roar:

The righteous shall prosper and the peace signs soar!

A better world is what they’re all hoping for!

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A beautiful hope for a beautiful world!

We’re gonna make it happen, yeah! We’re gonna make it work…

I’m no one’s fool; I’m no pawn on the board;

I’m a free man, baby, with my king’s crown on!

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The king’s vision here makes the soul wanna scream;

To serve the world as one! That’s a hell of a dream!

No indoctrination, no names on the wall;

Just a party of people doing God’s work is all.  

Doing what’s right we can never go wrong;

From my heart, my friend, I write you this song.

If we stand united, God will never let us fall;

With you I share the dream; let them all hear the call! 

Imagine a world living free without wars;

The saints here shine and the words, they roar:

The righteous shall prosper and the peace signs soar!

A better world is what they’re all hoping for! 

A beautiful hope for a beautiful world!

We’re gonna make it happen, yeah! We’re gonna make it work…

I’m no one’s fool; I’m no pawn on the board;

I’m a free man, baby, with my king’s crown on!

___________________________________________________

Don’t care what they say; we don’t care anymore!

When you need support, you’ll find us parked by the door;

Armed for defense for those quick-on-the-draws.

The call is too important! Ready to die for the cause!

 

Imagine a world living free without wars;

The saints here shine and the words, they roar:

The righteous shall prosper and the peace signs soar!

A better world is what they’re all hoping for! 

A beautiful hope for a beautiful world!

We’re gonna make it happen, yeah! We’re gonna make it work…

I’m no one’s fool; I’m no pawn on the board;

I’m a free man, baby, with my king’s crown on!


Dr. Jay R. Crook spent his formative years in the New York metropolitan area, where a chance acquaintance awakened his interest in Islamic culture and civilization, and he soon embraced Islam. After military service and saving some money, he ventured to East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) to study and ultimately, spent most of his working life in the Middle East, especially in Iran and Saudi Arabia.

He received his Ph.D. in 1978 in the Doctoral Program of Persian Literature for Foreigners at Tehran University. His doctoral thesis was A Comparison of the Quranic Stories of Surabadi With the Bible. Subsequent to leaving Iran in 1980, he worked as an English teacher in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia before retiring in 1997. He now resides in Arizona and has translated several books from Persian into English, including Kashifi’s The Royal Book of Spiritual Chivalry and Ghazzali’s The Alchemy of Happiness.

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Toni February 8, 2012 8:10 pm (Pacific time)

The song above is reminiscent of the anti-war songs of the 1960-70s. The message remains the same; everyone suffers especially children and the impoverished. Powerful images, great song! I have shared this with my friends and I encourage everyone to do the same. Let's make this video go global!


Anonymous February 8, 2012 6:36 am (Pacific time)

Those who beat their weapons into plowshares end up plowing for those who didn't.

Tim King: Not always, sometimes they leave the gun turrets in place.


M. Dennis Paul, Ph.D. February 7, 2012 5:02 pm (Pacific time)

Not enough can be said about the parents and children of Salem-News.com and the work they have thus far produced. The future, what glimpses we might now have, will surely be influenced by this family as well a few others. Proud I am, at my seasoned age, to be among Salem-News' children and to add, in my way, to their vision of change.. of Truth, Justice and Peace. Thank you for recognizing Tim, Bonnie and all the other wonderful people who, here, write for a better view.. a greater understanding and a better future.

As our "leaders" language in the next global calamity, join with us in resisting. Support Salem-News.com through donations, spreading the word about our mission, advertising your enlightened businesses and sending our articles to your friends and associates, families and local media.

Tim and Bonnie: Thank you Dr. Paul!


stephen February 7, 2012 4:54 am (Pacific time)

Tim: Since you are fighting the good fight, and looking for peace as I am, you might want to read this attached article..Its a bit long, maybe a 5 minute read. But it is the best article I have read in many months. Until you understand what this author is saying, you efforts for peace are in vein. THIS is what is truly going on. http://disquietreservations.blogspot.com/2012/02/beware-ides-of-march-in-2012-double.html

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