31 July 2014

We Are Better Than This

So, while the powers-that-be retreat to their various lairs and try to figure out how to stop killing each other long enough to re-stock their arsenals, here's my modest proposal: nobody is right. We are all wrong. Because you know there's another side to the story, and you are completely uninterested in trying to understand it. No matter which narrative you support, you are turning a wilful blind eye to the facts which don't prop up your position. This is dangerous and provocative - but it's not the bombast that offends me so much as the smug hypocrisy. We are better than this.

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