Thursday, July 21, 2005
Wanted: Moderate ViewpointsIt seems that the political discourse of today is all about two things: liberals and conservatives. Left and Right.
What ever happened to the middle?
What ever happened to being able to respect multiple views and opinions and working to find the common ground?
While I am continually disgusted by right-wing propoganda, I'm starting get really annoyed with left-wing propoganda too.
For example, I feel like PFAW and MoveOn would want to reject anyone who President Bush nominates to the Supreme Court. I got an email today asking to fund efforts to fund propoganda for the rejection of John Roberts. I don't think that's very constructive. The fact of the matter is that Bush is the president and he gets to nominate justices to the Supreme Court.
I don't like it anymore than anyone else but there needs to be some class. The same millions of dollars that are going to be spent on television ads could be spent funding grassroots election campaigns, or public service announments about the role of the Supreme Court in American society.
Dividing government and society between "liberals" and "conservatives" will only serve the narrow interests of whoever is in power at the time.
One thing that we need to remember as Black folk that our future lies not within labels such as liberal or conservative. We must remain focused on our political, scholastic, and economic freedomem and empowerment.
Freedom is neither liberal nor conservative. Justice is neither liberal nor conservative.
We must continue to stand committed to freedom and justice under God.