Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Children Are Our Future

We are in the middle of a really interesting day and week.  Last Monday, we had a provocative and remarkably respectful school discussion on race and white privilege.  Today, obviously, we are observing Martin Luther King Day.  I just left a discussion over what it meant to be Muslim in America and how we should view Muslims.

Change comes slowly.  It is often generational.

While there is nothing especially virtuous about these young people, they are at least wrestling with questions of respect and inclusion and empathy that are so alien to the Trumpenproletariat, that these ideas might as well be from Mars.

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