Wednesday, February 16, 2005

A little respect (just a little bit)

Today's quote: The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.

Reading all the stuff that people said on Lost In Iowa's Amana post, I have to say that I am pretty surprised at the stuff that came out. I always think that we, the law students who supposedly represent some of the best and brightest, would be more tolerant of other people's views, but this isn't true if his blog is any real indicator of the nature of people.

I really think both sides have valid points, but I would think that people would have a little more respect for each other's opinions. The lack thereof turned what could have been a highly interesting topic of conversation (albeit extremely inflammatory) into what was basically a screaming, dirty mud-slinging match. That last poster, who posted the f-word 29 times? Was that really that necessary? Some things are better left in their small doses, otherwise they lose their potency.

Something one person said particularly caught my eye, hence today's quote. Did anyone think that the reason racism has not totally reliquished its insidious hold is because some people are actually convinced that it no longer exists?