This guy’s been here for about three months, seems very well-ordered, diligent Bible student — turns out he’s a black supremacist. Thinks the nation of Sudan is the tribe of Dan. Was asking this guy last night, “Who built this country?” Black folk never ask that question in the presence of white people. Continue reading Agenda
How do you feel when someone calls you a liar?
It’s best to assume people are honest — that they really believe what they say. You have no need to believe the same things, but you do best to believe they do. Continue reading Do you lie?
One gets the impression from Matt Bai’s article that closed-mindedness is something new.
I think first of a quotation from Jeff Snyder, from 1993:
She thinks like I do.
Related: Free Speech Handbook
Free Speech Handbook Guideline No. 7: Don’t change the subject.
In a recent classic case, unable to refute Emma Gonzalez on the question of gun violence, Steve King accused her of being allied with communist Cuba.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I, as William Tell, will respond when people say ugly things. Sometimes I myself may change the subject.
So much futile drama.
Two different approaches to white racism
There is a certain futility to talking about
people you never talk with.