So, last night, I got to witness (parts) of this happen:
I think this is great. Was a consensus ever really reached? No, of course not. Did it need to be? No. Why? Because at the end of the day, the fact that this conversation happened, and that people saw it, and it’s opened the door for more conversation, between both ends of the spectrum, and everyone in between.
What people seem to forget is that simply having open, honest conversations about these types of issues is a step in the right direction.
Is it a giant step? No, probably not. Is it the only step? Of course not. Is it the only step. By no means. But it’s something, and it’s something that hadn’t necessarily happened up until this point, and so it is progress.
My last question: Who one? The audience. Obviously John Stewart didn’t reach his goal, and Bill O’Reilly made no ground at all on proving his point, but because they discussed it for other people to understand and interpret, the audience now has a better understanding of the issue than they might otherwise have had.
I’m also glad Bill O’Reilly got somewhat put in his place, even though I will admit to being biased against him. But in my defense, I totally have a right to.
Okay, so, for those who say I make everything about race… here’s a trailer for a movie I want to see!
Today’s Daily Gratitude is for John Stewart. Thank you.