Sunday, February 20, 2005

Thought for the weekend

Just another tasty morsel from Cornel West's book, Democracy Matters:

Page 6:

As with the bully on the block, one's own interests and aims define what is moral and one's own anxieties and insecurities dictate what is masculine. Yet the use of naked force to resolve conflict often backfires. The arrogant hubris that usually accompanies this use of force tends to lead toward instability - and even destruction - in regions where we have sought to impose our will. Violence is readily deployed by those who cloak themselves in innocence - those unwilling to examine themselves and uninterested in counting the number of innocent victims they kill. Note the Bush administration's callous disregard for both the U.S. soldiers and innocent Iraqis killed in our recent adventurous invasion. The barbaric abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib is a flagrant example.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

Good post. Don't forget the prisoner abuse at Gitmo too.

Mostly I just wanted to comment about the statement at the top of your blog, "There is a big difference between an equal opportunity for education and an equal opportunity for an equal education."

I've never heard it put in those terms before. But, you are absolutely correct! There is a huge difference between the two.