Sunday, August 13, 2017

Both Sides Now

For some months we've been seeing and hearing Black Lives Matter and Antifa misbehave, now in Charlotte we have seen the equivalent with "white nationalists" on the right. Both sides are ugly, both are violent, both are rightly condemned as extremist nuts. And BTW, Barry Goldwater was wrong when he famously said:
I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!
We can well do without extremism and violence from both sides in these fraught times. A degree of moderation is wholy appropriate today. Hat tip to Joni Mitchell for the loan of her song title.