Pete Seeger, the State of the Union, and Calling Each Other Names

The music died yesterday. Well, a little bit of it died. After a career of more than seventy years, Pete Seeger passed away at 94 years of age.

I spent some time yesterday listening to tunes like “Where Have all the Flowers Gone?” and “If I Had a Hammer” and thought a bit about how a person can change the world with his voice.

It was a good feeling. I felt hopeful.

Then President Obama delivered the State of the Union address, I stumbled onto Facebook, and nearly lost my faith in humanity.