If you have ten minutes to spare, have a listen. It fits our time so well.
This week not only marks the anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s death, but that of Martin Luther King, civil rights leader, advocate of protest by non-violent means, and deserved winner of the Nobel peace prize in 1964.
I wonder what they’d make of our current situation.
If you have any thoughts at all about the G20 summit and protests in London, please don’t keep them to yourself.
There’s much controversy surrounding the (heavy?) handling of demonstrations by the police, the true intentions of those labelled ‘anarchist trouble-makers’, and I don’t know about you lot, but I have a very bad taste in my mouth since hearing reports of City workers provocatively waving money at protesters from behind office windows. I’d quite like to throw red paint at them myself. (Yes, whole tins.)
Apologies again that the topic being discussed here has only the slightest connection to David (that being, of course, that a portion of the protesters have done so under the banner of climate change, including the Not Stupid bunch).
The chatroom will be open to discussions of less serious matters, if you want them, tomorrow – from 15:00 (UK). Hope to see you then.