Rabbi Dow Marmur in today's Red Star, on the cruel, systematic discomforts that "lofty" ideas about freedom can inflict on the blasphemophobic.
Similarly, though free expression must always be a given, if the cartoons offend members of the Muslim community it's a good enough reason to curb our quest for liberty for the sake of harmony...Fenris helps expand on the rabbi's implicit lesson for budding change agents suffering from discomfort.
..[I]f I wish my agenda to be pushed forward, perhaps I too should do things that inspire fear. But in a way celebrated by my culture, of course. Otherwise rioting is a violent mob, not a celebration; burning is arson, not raising consciousness about Global Warming; and beheading is murder, not something dreamboat Che Guevara would do...Wretchard provides further hope and support to the aggrieved and victimized.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Posted by Mike on Sunday, March 09, 2008