I’m not interested in running for political office, but if I was running a Democratic race for the 2020 election and needed a song to help explain a point of view that feels the opposite of the current climate, I would request permission to use the Staple Singers’ 1973 song, Bridges Instead of Walls.
Here’s just a portion of the lyrics that I think say a lot for our current political climate…
It’s time we build bridges instead of walls
And give peace a chance to come across walls
Too long we’ve been isolated, it’s time we communicatedAnd it’s time we build bridges instead of wallsIt’s time we build bridges instead of wallsIt’s time we make peace instead of wallsIt’s time we made friends instead of guns
All for one, the one for all
Together we stand and divide it with all
Today, the idea of building a wall isn’t just a metaphor so this song works on multiple levels.
Something to think about…