Saturday, January 21, 2006

Good night and good luck

GoodnightgoodluckI went to see "Good night and good luck" today. Great picture, with a lot of insights for those of us who do not accept the idea that dissent means disloyalty, nor that there are only two ways of being for a citizen of the world's first defender of freedom and democracy ("either you are with us or against us" as the current President has said repeatedly). The movie is an inspiration for citizens who believe that active participation and respectful disagreement are part of a democratic process. It is also a call for us to make a proactive choice in the channels of information that we are using to stay in touch with what is going on in the world. So, no fellow human beings who also happen to be US citizens, you do not have to watch Fox News, but you may feel free to choose something else. Definitely go to see "Good night and good luck"; at the very least it is a good reminder of history. Because as US philosopher George Santayana said "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"... 

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