With the exception of cell phone videos, has there been any change in the 50 years since Marvin Gaye wrote What’s Going On.

Mother, mother

There’s too many of you crying

Brother, brother, brother

There’s far too many of you dying

You know we’ve got to find a way

To bring some lovin’ here today

Father, father

We don’t need to escalate

You see, war is not the answer

For only love can conquer hate

You know we’ve got to find a way

To bring some lovin’ here today

Picket lines and picket signs

Don’t punish me with brutality

Talk to me, so you can see

Oh, what’s going on.

Marvin Gaye, The Funk Brothers (1971)

In the wake of a heinous killing. In the midst of a pandemic. Protestors protesting. Rioters rioting. Looters looting. Police policing. Reporters reporting.

But how are the Leaders leading…

What’s going on.

Photo: a candle burns.