A few days ago, the NY Times released this video (that refuses to embed), which was actually captured on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. It’s a nice moment, because it reminds us that there are enough of us out there to help conquer hate – and we can use the Beatles to do it.
In the video, Pastor Terry Jones is espousing incorrect and offensive rhetoric about Muslims in Times Square. People around him argue, but in the end it’s one guy who raises his voice in “All You Need is Love” who shuts down the speaker. Amazingly, the entire square joins in, singing the Beatles.
I thought it was a wonderful thought for today, the day before Christmas and smack in the middle of the Holiday Season.
No matter what you celebrate, I hope it’s wonderful!