Friday, October 15, 2010
Obama mentions immutability, still promises end of "don't ask don't tell"
There’s a school paper by that name that I found, link here.
This choice thing leads to curious paradoxes. No one gets to choose everything in life anyway. But invoking immutability escapes a real debate about what it takes for people to “live in a community”, the need to step up, the striving for equality while realizing that people are by definition intrinsically different.
I caught a line on a new Smallville tonight, from the “Green Arrow”, where we’ve created a world of “Armchair bloggers who created a legion of critics rather than leaders. “ I guess I’ve always been one to win arguments rather than converts. I guess the courtroom is about arguments, and the Congress is about converts. At some point, the president says, you accept some postulates (like immutability), try to get along, end a flawed policy from the past, and move on.