Wednesday, October 21, 2009

the light of civil rights Pt 1

for context - Maddow gives a clear run down of telling your YES from NO on Maine's Question 1.

yesterday, this was the must-see video on the Dish...

i hope this goes viral. facebookers and twitterers, if you feel so inclined, please send your friends and followers to YouTube to view this. this is the place where left and right meets. both supposed "sides" have something to learn from this.

there's a great Dish reader response to the video here
which includes the eloquent line, 

The two sides of the coin, the opacity of ignorance and the translucence of truth, can only be revealed in the presence of each other.

no less powerful is Sullivan's reply,

This is, indeed, the dynamic of civil rights movements. By standing up for real equality, we actually provoke more and more vocal hostility among some. What matters is the response to this hostility. Do we return it in kind - as we can often do? Or do we respond with the truth of our lives?
Sometimes, you have to bring the fear out in the open to dispel it. And that demands courage.

may the arc keep bending... 


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