Wednesday, November 29, 2006

more G20 stuff

Check out Christop's account of the weekend: day one, day two and day three. He's got a bunch of the news articles we're in at the end of his account too.


Anonymous said...

"Reason is always a kind of brute force; those who appeal to the head rather than the heart, however pallid and polite, are necessarily men of violence. We speak of 'touching' a man's heart, but we can do nothing to his head but hit it." - 'Charles II' Twelve Types.

Surely you can't endorse this quote? What errant nonsense.

mr jones and me said...

Why can't I endorse it? I wouldn't say it's true in every case, but certainly in many cases I would.

Think about most dualistic arguments that appeal to the head. Isn't it just a butting of heads? I'm right, you're wrong, the battle lines are drawn...each person assumes that their argument is superior, but how often is the opponent actually won over? Very rarely. But if people see that your option works in your life, they can be invited to something new, won over by life.

Besides, just because it's on the website doesn't mean I agree with it's mainly there to get people to think. And it's got a rise out of you...I wonder why? What makes you react so strongly against it?

(And why are you anonymous? Can you not even endorse your own questioning of a quote?)