Volgens de Amerikaans-Joodse journalist Milton Mayer, die onderzoek deed naar de motieven van gewone Duitsers die het Nazi-regime hadden gesteund, hebben mensen de morele verplichting om van tevoren de denkbare gevolgen van hun daden in te schatten, en zo het Kwaad in de kiem te smoren. Johan van der Knijff had schreef er zes jaar geleden een mooi stuk over.
It was one particular event that took place at De Balie (that was brought to my attention on Saturday) which began a closer look for me at the centre and made me question whether I wanted to speak there. I explain my position . I hope to return to #Amsterdam soon.
For those asking “Why cancel your appearance over one event”: 1. That “one event” was bad enough 2. That event inspired a closer look at the centre & what it represents 3. Only white people can play “free speech” & “debate all ideas” game. I am not white. This is not theoretical
The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years.