Righteous Incivility

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Righteous Incivility

In the August 28, 2018 issue of The Power of Ten, I wrote that “accusations of ‘anti-Semite’ or ‘bloc-puppet’ have become part of the political dialogue”, and encouraged people to avoid over-simplifications and focus on quality education for all children. Please read it again. (It’s the third article in the issue)

Unfortunately there is still a lot of overheated rhetoric. Was I wrong to call for more civility? Has decorum become an impediment to justice? 

Better minds than mine have addressed this question.

Read: https://aeon.co/essays/whats-the-difference-between-being-righteous-and-being-rude

As we each continue on our own path of lifelong education, we need to remember that education is transformative. You will grow, and those that you share what you have learned with will grow too. Education is revolutionary, but it does not conquer. Ignorance can be lost, but it’s never defeated.