Thursday, January 31, 2008

I hate it when...

I hate it when you really admire someone's work, and then they come out and tell you they're voting Republican, and then that they're voting for Mike Huckabee - a guy who is openly dismissive of church/state separation.

Not like I could have afforded to hire him anyways, but...it's still disappointing.

I asked a designer the other day if he was available to put together a site for me that I knew would conflict with his religiosity - he said, 'no' - that it would compromise the quality of the work he could do for me.

I can respect both situations:
1) declaring where you stand, even if it'll hurt your business, and
2) turning down work because you don't agree with its purpose.

If we had more of 1), then maybe America wouldn't have murdered so many innocent people in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc. The Dixie Chicks did the right thing.

If we had more of 2), we wouldn't have so many people participating in the building of bombs, etc. This is not an exact parallel, but this person quit the APA because of their unquestioning loyalty to the u.s. military, and all that goes with that (i.e. torture).

Be brave. Take a stand. Even if it hurts your pocketbook.

...Montel takes a stand - loses job.

1 comment:

adrian2514 said...

I really enjoy reading your blog, it always has great insight. But I am very frustrated with the media’s lack of questions to the presidential candidates about global warming. Now that it is down to just a few candidates I would think that this would be a bigger issue.

Live Earth just picked up this topic and put out an article ( http://www.liveearth.org/news.php ) asking why the presidential candidates are not being solicited for their stance on the issue of the climate change. I just saw an article describing each candidate’s stance on global warming and climate change on earthlab.com http://www.earthlab.com/articles/PresidentialCandidates.aspx . So obviously they care about it. Is it the Medias fault for not asking the right questions or is it the candidates’ fault for not highlighting the right platforms? Does anyone know of other websites or articles that touch on this subject and candidates’ views? This is the biggest problem of the century and for generations to come…you would think the next president of the United States would be more vocal about it.