"You can't fix it. You can't make it go away.
I don't know what you're going to do about it,
But I know what I'm going to do about it. I'm just
going to walk away from it. Maybe
A small part of it will die if I'm not around
feeding it anymore."
How to tell a story
Friday, April 22, 2016
Outrage v. morality
Watching a Spike Lee documentary, I realized what I find missing in the Sanders campaign: a sense of moral issues. I get the outrage. I get the anger. But I don't find the tone at the foundation of earlier campaigns by King and Bobby Kennedy: that at root we are speaking about morality. This raises the level of discourse and quiets it with righteousness. It raises politics to philosophy. It makes possible the concept of "a majority of one."
There is no need to shout when you are morally right.