so much for polite…

chris clarke has written a nice salvo for those of us a little tired of watching the world fall apart, and being forced to smile politely.

it is not civil to discuss things quietly and collegially while people are dying because they can’t afford medicine. It is not civil to speak in even, chuckling sardonicism as one beleaguered wild place after another is paved for profit. It is not civil to calmly raise logical arguments against torture, against kidnapping, against using nuclear weapons on civilians to show our resolve.

and the first comment is, in a word, golden.

In my experience, people with power howl for civility when they have nothing more substantial than their critics’ timidity standing between them and exposure of their foul deeds. This particular bleat is a sign of progress.

via pzmyers.

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