Monday, January 17, 2011

"I would rather die than hate you."


To commemorate America's most explicitly--though not exclusively--Christian holiday, I'd like to share a few selections I couldn't fit into the space of a tweet. First, a little something from the always-magnificent Ray Waddle in yesterday's Tennessean.
This from the New York Review of Books. The most helpful account of life in China I've read in a long time.
And I Have No Enemies. Liu Xiaobo's witness strikes me as deeply in sync with King's, and his posture's been a very helpful point of contemplation in light of events (and talk about the events) in Tucson.
We are a beginning.

6 comments:

Philip said...

“We are lucky,” Hu reported Liu as saying, “to live in this time and this place—China. It may be difficult for us, but at least we do have a chance to make a very, very large difference. Most people in their lifetimes are not offered this kind of opportunity.”

Wow.

jdaviddark said...

That's what I say.

jackpoguecobb said...

Wonderful.

Derek said...

David,
A wee bit off topic - I am not a twitterer but have been enormously appreciative of your twitter feed over the past couple of weeks - highlights being the introduction to Reza Aslan, Tom Waites bits and bobs, Rashidi and all that has followed on Egypt, and Exit Through the Gift Shop - I saw it just a few days before your tweet, which reinforced my sense of being happily tapped into the Dark zeitgeist.
Thanks and blessings with you for all this...
Derek

jdaviddark said...

Thanks for saying so, Derek, and for being so inspiringly prolific (blogwise) yourself. I'm happily tapped into YOUR zeitgeist too. I hope to blog more frequently when I've finished this dadgum book. I 'spose twitter will have to do for now.
Best to you.

Annabanana said...

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/01/19/self.immolation.history/index.html