Song: Love and Mercy
Album: I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times
Performer: Brian Wilson
Writer: Mike Love, Brian Wilson
Yesterday we were witness to a landmark moment in US history (albeit not a positive one) that my children will likely study in history class. We’ve been witness to multiple moments over the last few years that will be studied together as a very dark time in America. We are facing the confluence of multiple human rights issues in this country. Yesterday we experienced the most deadly mass shooting in our country’s history. 49 people were killed and 53 more injured in the callous hostage and shooting on the gay club “Pulse” in Orlando, FL. This was an attack on the LGBT community. This was an attack fueled by extremist ideology and bigotry. This was an attack on leisure and culture and community. This was an attack on a specific group of people but it was also an attack on all of us.