Wednesday, March 28, 2007

A Better Ground of Understanding--The National Conversation

Directed to this post by ol' Texas Hold'Em, we find this clarification in a discussion of the Shorewood and Pulaski fights:

This isn’t black culture. It’s hip-hop culture. Although many liberals equate one with the other, and they stand on the sidelines like docile dimwits because their worldview requires them to be “tolerant” of every culture. Even evil ones.

I beg to differ, with nuance.

These fights are a part of Young Male culture. Black, white, whatever...boys have been doing this since before my time, and will continue to do so long, long after.

It's happened before in schools, in homes, in alleys, in streets, in parks...and by-and-large in full view of girls, who just happen to be the intended audience.

It's not s'posed to be polite, and it's not s'posed to be really harmful.

When knives or guns are involved---that's a different thing altogether.

3 comments:

Peter said...

I thought you'd be interested in his quoting Chesterton. The only other place I've seen Chesterton quoted is here.

And yes, Chesterton is cool!

Dad29 said...

Yah, hey. GKC is fascinating, and was a prophet.

Most of the societal wreckage we see today was foreseen by GKC. He was an acute observer.

And, as you've noticed (thanks!) he transcends the mundane differences.

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