Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Race to the bottom

It's been apparent for some time that political discourse in America has become less about persuasion and more about who can scream their point of view loudest. Even when people are persuaded and thus evolve in their worldview, they're chided as "flip floppers" or constantly reminded of their previous stances in an attempt to marginalize subsequent good works.

With this past Monday being the observation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, people with their own political agendas (particularly within the context of race relations) look to shame their political opponents. 

Perhaps the most disgusting display was some deranged loser sending a tweet to Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). 

Ms. McCain, with far more class and dignity than most could muster after having a loved one smeared, didn't shy away from the criticism despite it being borderline cruel.

I can't imagine going through life where you feel your purpose is to impugn others' character and/or verbally throw in their face a past they regret. I'm certain someone like a Dr. King applied forgiveness in his life. Those who proclaim to admire the man ought to follow his example more diligently.


No comments: