Thursday, May 1, 2008

It's Easy To Paint Them As Nutters

Some observations on Wrightgate from across the pond.

From The victim mentality by Sunny Hundal:

This is what made Martin Luther King so compelling. He spoke of black people lifting themselves, not by denigrating white people but by speaking to both communities in a language whites and blacks could identify with. We have a modern Martin Luther King in the form of Barack Obama, but he’s being dragged down by the us versus them politics that has become so ingrained.
There is a serious point to be made here. Freedom of speech is a bit useless if you’re not willing to hear what the other has to say, and why. We have to understand each other’s language and motivations otherwise all we get is a series of confrontations.

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