Saturday, January 17, 2009
Ba-ROCK Paradigm Shift
"It took an economic crisis to elect a black man to be president," I believe is a fair paraphrase of Chris Rock. Comedians, at least good ones, are the smartest damn people on earth. They take what pundits would bury us with and make it a quick strike of lightning.
Of course this is the truth. It takes crisis to let a paradigm shift occur. It can be viewed as a sad reality or a realistic opportunity to do what many of us know is just "right."
Prop 8 brought about anew a wakening, just like Stonewall in 1969.
Where else in our lives can we take lemons and add salt and tequila?