I thought this subject deserved a dedicated thread: What can we individually, and/or as a group, do that would be helpful in responding to the tragedy of Dr. Tiller’s death? As part of the foregoing reflection, I have been thinking about what can I do to better respond to people of conservative ideology. As I posted earlier, Krisof had an editorial in the NY Times which contended listening to opposing views does not change one’s position, in fact it can entrench one’s position. I believe this entrenchment happened to me as a result of posting and reading on the blog thatshallnotbenamed. I don’t want to be the person that I think I chose to be as a result of my BTSNBN (an abbreviation) experience.
One action I am going to take is to write an email to Phillip and share that I think hosting an unmoderated hate fest is not an especially good idea. I think that he and his corporation have a responsibility to not do that.
Also I am going to endeavor to follow one of those mother’s rules that was always difficult for me: “sometimes it is best to say nothing, if you can’t say something pleasant [or at least something non-confrontational].”
In re-reading this plan, it doesn’t seem like very much, but maybe it is better than nothing.
What do you bloggers think?