The results of last night’s election left half of the country feeling stripped of power and dejected despite being in the majority. So my reflections of the strife from my earliest childhood days–I was born at the height of the Vietnam War; I was two when Kent State happened; I was six when Nixon resigned–reminds me that my nation has long suffered from divisiveness. So tonight I plucked two songs from the protest music of 1970s to reach across the divide. No matter how we may feel like we are nothing more than cogs in a machine, we can stand up for our rights. We need more Marleys and Lennons in this world to inspire us to keep marching onward. We will make our own hope in the coming days and years under the new administration.