Thursday, May 10, 2012

Giving credit where due

I've taken on Glenn Greenwald a few times here and I suspect I'll do so again. But I also think that when one of those moments come along where we can affirm those we so often disagree with, we should take the opportunity to do so. I am a firm believer that Alexander Solzhenitsyn was right.
If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?
Greenwald is no more evil than I am - he's just wrong alot ;-)

So today I'll give him kudos for his article in the Guardian.
...it is genuinely historic that Obama, in the midst of a difficult re-election campaign, chose to become the first US president ever to support same-sex marriage...

Obama's public defense immediately enshrines same-sex marriage as the official orthodoxy of the Democratic party. It is inconceivable that marriage equality will ever again retreat to the fringe. His willingness to embrace it in the midst of an election year signals a belief that the American public is ready to accept this position as perfectly mainstream, even if they disagree with it. It will undoubtedly enable – or pressure – other world leaders to support the same view.
Way to go Glenn!!

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