John Lennon wrote and released this song back in 1971. It was as relevant then as it is today. I’m not usually one to get political on this blog, but I feel that this sentiment matters given all the violence and hatred going around after the recent killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the five Dallas police officers.
We don’t have to be played against each other.
We can reform relations between police and the African-American community (because it’s telling that they don’t feel safe with law enforcement and they can’t all be criminals).
We can stand behind those families who’ve lost loved ones, both in and out of uniform.
But first, we need to see what kind of society we’re living in and where to go next.
For my part, I can’t do much with protests or rewriting the law. I’m a storyteller by trade. So I’ll be here, trying to offer up as many good stories about people who don’t get heard as often as I can.
I don’t know for sure, but I’d like to think that Mr. Lennon would be doing something similar today.