What Passes For A Profile In Courage These Days
There are a lot of things I disagree with the man about, but this…
I think any hateful rhetoric directed at anyone from any source is too much. It’s something that we need to get away from. We have to stop allowing ourselves to be pushed into different corners and then throwing hateful barbs at each other. You know, all you have to do is go to the internet and read any article, and you go to the comments section. You don’t get five comments down before people are calling each other idiots and all kinds of names.
When did we become so immature? We must somehow manage to regain the high ground, and understand that we’re not each others’ enemies, even though we may have some differences of opinions about things. Let’s stop trying to destroy each other, and let’s work constructively. Let’s put things on the table. Let’s have a conversation about the rationale for our choices.
–Dr. Ben Carson
…is spot on. And yeah, he really said it, on live TV.
So give credit where it’s due. He sort of glosses over that some of his supporters fall within the category of bad actors he calls out, because BSDI and all that, but at least he calls for an elevation in the rhetoric used about public issues. Granted, we’ve been trying to have that sort of discussion here since at least 2007 here on this blog, but even if Dr. Carson is getting on the turn-down-the-bombast bus late, well, better late than never! If you’re interested in a New Year’s resolution, resolve to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Even when that bonehead in the comments section just doesn’t get it.
Maybe I’m as naïve as Dr. Carson for thinking that such a thing is possible. Come, be naïve with me.