Saturday, February 17, 2007

Gag Me With A MitochondriaMitochondrion

Talk about missing the point. DarkSyde blathers on and on about mitochondria over at Daily Kos, then quotes Dr. King regarding people being judged by the content of their character. Time to bust out the cluestick.

Dear Darksyde -

Your article represents exactly the mentality that Dr. King spent his life fighting against. To maintain that people should respect each other because of their shared DNA is a direct repudiation of Dr. King's desire that people be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.


P.S. Black History Month is a sham too.


Blogger DarkSyde said...

GG, I sincerely appreciate the link and that you took time to read it. That earns you the right to criticize imo. Some reciprocating advice: never start gunfight with a toy clue-stick.

3:14 PM  
Blogger GG said...

DarkSyde -

Thank you for your comment, but I'm afraid I don't follow your statement about the "toy clue-stick".

Dr. King, though he would not have expressed it this way, explicitly rejected the idea that shared biology was a basis for moral action. Your post about mitochondria takes the oppsite view, encouraging people to view shared biology as a legitimizing factor in each individual's claim to personhood. Am I wrong in claiming that the latter is a repudiation of the former, and that it represents a mode of thinking with which Dr. King would disagree?

Penny for your thoughts.


12:25 PM  

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