Do things Differently
It's Thursday morning, quarter after eight. I am flipping between CNN, FoxNews, and ESPN, simulatneously browsing the nytimes.com and boston.com (Boston Globe), while I try to convince my daughter not to hit my brother's puppy, our contribution to his vacation plans.
One of the articles in the Boston Globe chronicles the growing importance of my state Senator, Joe Lieberman. The article mentions a website intended to discredit and dismantle Lieberman's power: www.liebermanmustgo.com.
The website has this to say:
We CANNOT tolerate a leader of the Senate Democratic Caucus who supports George Bush and McCain's War in Iraq. We CANNOT tolerate a Democratic chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee who endorses and stumps for McCain. We call on the Senate Democratic Steering Committee to strip Joe Lieberman of his chairmanship and his leadership role.
The mission statement, "We CANNOT tolerate...", demonstrates all that is wrong with our culture today. Whether we are talking about politics or education, any individual or organization who refuses to think independently or critically on the individual issues, does not deserve to be taken seriously.