Not equivalent

The Wall Street Journal has an article on Mormon reaction to anti-Mormon feeling raised by Mitt Romney’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination:

“I don’t think that any of us had any idea how much anti-Mormon stuff was out there,” said Armand Mauss, a Mormon sociologist who has written extensively about church culture, in an interview last week. “The Romney campaign has given the church a wake-up call. There is the equivalent of anti-Semitism still out there.”

I’m sorry, but what we’ve seen is not the equivalent of anti-Semitism. It is prejudice, and unfair questions and accusations based on ignorance or hatred, but I simply can’t see it as equivalent to anti-Semitism.


Last week I did something I’ve never done before. I made a contribution to a political candidate’s campaign: Senator Barack Obama.

When November comes, I will vote for the Democratic candidate. I cannot imagine that anyone running, no matter their faults, could possibly be worse than the war criminals currently in office. But of the three major primary candidates, Senator Obama’s campaign seems to me to have the right focus: the future, and how to bring Americans together around our shared future. We surely do not have the same vision for the future, all of us Americans, but we just as surely will share the same actuality. I’d like someone in office who wants to help us shape that future in a productive way.

Too Sense: Race, Politics and Hip-hop.

I think I started following the group blog Too Sense because of a post that Andrew Sullivan linked to, but I can’t quite remember for sure. But I am sure that I am enjoying the writing of dnA, who’s the only contributor I’ve read so far.

As a side note, one of the worst campaign strategies I’ve ever heard of in my life is associating your opponent with Martin Luther King Jr. Clearly, Hillary wants to lose.

dnA’s profile says “Artsy, Angry Mixed Kid from the Diamond District. Also I’m a total amateur at this. I’m sure I’m doing something wrong.” On the contrary, I’m pretty sure dnA is doing an awful lot of things right.