Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Applause all around

I’m just going to come out and say it:  Columbia University should be applauded.

 

They did the right thing.

 

Huh?  Yea, I said it.

 

The worst thing in the world is to take these crazies and lock them in a little dusty hole so that nobody can hear how crazy they are.  The best thing to do to bad ideas and ignorant world views is put them on the grandest stage possible so that they collapse under the weight of their own silliness.

 

Nothing is better than an audience laughing at a seemingly serious assertion.

 

Besides, for all the talk about “talking to our enemies” there sure isn’t a lot of talk about listening to them.

 

Put crazy out there, front and center.  The more rope you give them, etcetera etcetera.

 

Give Ahmedinijad a talk show.  It did wonders for Rosie’s reputation.  Eventually nuts like that will call American soldiers terrorists.

 

Congrats to the president of Columbia University, and congrats to the students of Columbia who aren’t as stupid as everyone is presuming.  You know a nut for a nut and you’re not so weak minded as to be influenced like everybody seems to think will happen when the Iranian president talks… you get the feeling that the expectation was the folks in the auditorium would be picking up explosive belts on the way out.  We’re just not that dumb.

 

If we are a nation that truly believes in the freedom to express yourself, and the freedom to bear the responsibility for that expression, then there would be more people applauding that invitation. 

 

Maybe we can get Hugo Chavez next?  That guy’s a riot!

1 Comments:

Blogger ~*Vica*~ said...

Hey!! What's up?
"The best thing to do to bad ideas and ignorant world views is put them on the grandest stage possible so that they collapse under the weight of their own silliness".
Your words are perfect, I have nothing else to add.

9:19 PM  

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