Monday, November 22, 2010
I just saw a very refreshing and insightful interview on Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC. The interview was with Rapper Russell Simmons (I think), and he made the point that the divisiveness of the far right could lead to the same kind of ethnic cleansing that has been seen in Africa, Eurasia; he spoke of his job - and the job of every American - is to try to defuse that divisiveness, to work for the betterment of everyone everywhere by doing our best to make our own corner of the world the kind of world the Creator would be proud to visit. This is a man who made a load of money in a disparaged music style, has now started philanthropic efforts through 5 charities, and reaches out through campaigns on issues he feels strongly about, and offers help and advice to others. Hm, maybe he has a point, and we all need to make wise choices, do supportive and helpful things for those around us, and LEARN from those who are different.