My wife and I took a road trip this weekend to visit some friends up north. On the way home we found ourselves listening to “oldies” music from the 1960’s and 70’s. While the melodies brought back memories of days gone by the lyrics of the protest songs were as pertinent today as they were back then.
They spoke of unending wars, poverty, hunger and racism. They spoke of profiling, ineffective government and the rise of the rich at the expense of the poor. And they sang of hope, hope for a better tomorrow and the belief that “together we can make it happen.”
Obviously forty to fifty years has not been enough time to right the wrongs that were prevalent back in the day. Let us hope that our children and our children’s children will be able to sing a different song.