one country, different opinions, can we be gracious in either victory or defeat? No more moving to Canada jokes, Jesusland snark, or mockery of rednecks and pregnant teenagers?***
Moi posted a YouTube embed of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech (full version, plus a snippet of his "I have been to the mountaintop" speech in a second YouTube embed). In the first one, I was struck by how many biblical allusions there are in it. I thought, "Wow, could you get away with that these days?" -- and then I thought: "How many listeners will even recognize those allusions?"
One line I was struck by, given the current context: "We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote."
I'm not going to go looking for CA Prop. 8 results until morning (I really am going to bed after I post this), but this post (via ann1962) made me happy. I am a deep believer in personal connections making more of a difference than systemically imposed anythings.