May 15th, 2007

Saint Nigel

(no subject)

I don't have anything useful to say about Jerry Falwell's death today. But I would like to offer some context to those of you who are shocked by the attitudes people are displaying at his passing.

If you think that people are being too disrespectful to the man, you owe it to yourself to read this. Think for a moment about what it was like to be one of his targets ... and at least try to understand the natural human urge to reciprocate.

After some deliberation, I'll leave comments open in this post in case people want to talk about it. I'd appreciate keeping this post a gloat-free (and eulogy-free) zone - but I'm not condemning anyone who wants to celebrate. It's just that I've been harsh on right-wingers lately, and I'd like to think that at least occasionally we can find common ground.