Obviously politics is very divisive, especially at this time in our nation's history. Recent events have shown that race still divides many people in this country more than it should in age when we've elected the first black president. Many of us can't even agree who our enemies are, much less how to deal with them.
But one thing that generally can bring people of different ethnic groups, religions, economic classes and even different political persuasions together is music. Of course individuals like different kinds of music and different artists. But having been to my share of concerts over the years, I'm always amazed at the spectrum of people that show up at concerts. I've seen people ages 8 to 80 at a Beach Boys concert, people of all different ethnic groups at a Pink Floyd show and people showing up in beat up clunkers and expensive BMWs at a Little Feat performance. So I guess that it's true that music is the "universal language". In these times when the news is often so bad and those of us on the right seem to be forever arguing with those on the left, it's nice to know that there's still something to bring us together.