Tuesday, December 22, 2009

One of the shortest and most insightful comments I've seen in years

"Surely if you need the other side to produce a Gandhi, then you are on the wrong side."

Found on Modoweiss, here.


  1. Nice concise statement.

    I wish we lived in a world without sides . . . a world where everyone was on everyones side.

  2. it's not really the isrealis who say this, though. it's the "sympathizers" who support palestinians only if they fight "virtuously", although the other side's brutality is unbounded. paraphrasing fanon; he explained this well.

  3. Malcolm X said the black man is not supposed to get upset,  because than he becomes "the angry black man."  He put it in the context of a lynching,  he is not supposed to cry out or struggle,  or try to escape - he is supposed to sing "We Shall Overcome" as he is lynched.