The lady doth protest too much, methinks. — William Shakespeare
Is there such a thing as "bad activism"? I'm asking because I'm seeing a lot of criticism of the folks who are protesting the Memphis Zoo's encroachment onto the Greensward at Overton Park.
(such a sky and such a sun
i never knew and neither did you
and everybody never breathed
quite so many kinds of yes) — e. e. cummings
The American electorate has within it a large contingent of know-nothings. It has been this way for the whole of our history. These folks cling to fear — of progress, of the new and different, of bogeymen conjured by politicians of every stripe ...
Sometimes it's good to reflect on the ephemeral nature of things, especially things that used to seem important or interesting but now don't mean crap. In this category, I would put such 2010 passions as Thaddeus Matthews' website, the Willie Herenton/Steve Cohen "debate or don't debate" issue, the "mosque" at Ground Zero ...