I think about a world to come where the books were found by the golden ones, written in pain, written in awe by a puzzled man who questioned, "What are we here for?" All the strangers came today and it looks as though they're here to stay.

-David Bowie "Oh! You Pretty Things"

Thursday, August 19, 2010

There Is No Ground Zero Mosque

I don't usually like to post videos about politics, but this is possibly the only completely rational and understanding voice I've heard in the entire debate about the "Ground Zero Mosque." It's well-researched and it caters to both sides of the conflict in a considerate and brilliant way. That said, it doesn't give ground to those who would do harm to this country: it is courageous and presents to the watcher everything that is good about America. I don't know anything about this Keith Olbermann fellow, his past in politics or his political leanings, and quite frankly, it doesn't matter: his words are worth listening to. This is the most touching televised speech since John Stewart decided that we have to try to courageously push forward in the wake of the September 11 bombing. I think you should really give this video a chance. It's worth every moment of the 12 minutes and 25 seconds.

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