Sensibility

Posted on May 2, 2011

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“Why should we love our enemies? The first reason is fairly obvious. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Strength to Love (1963)
 Martin Luther King, Jr.

The media spectacle that occurred shortly after the announcement gave me pause.  The quotes that streamed through Facebook and Twitter and other social networking sites also gave me pause.  How is it that social networking has basically destroyed the way we communicate and the way news completely gets the message wrong just to get it first? What does this say about the future of our nation?

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